Obituary: Lillian Gertrude Poole

     Lillian G. Poole, 87, ascended into Heaven on Monday, April 9, 2012, to be with her husband, Jack Poole.

     Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; her daughter, Jackie Lee; son, Reggie Gene; two brothers; and two sisters.

     She is survived by a son, Timothy Poole of Nacogdoches; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

     Lillian was reared in Galveston, Texas, where she met and married Jack Poole. They moved to Nacogdoches after retirement in 1983 on the farm she and Jack owned. Their farm was known as “Jireh.” Lillian was an avid painter and artist. She enjoyed playing dominoes and cards with family and friends.

     On “Jireh,” Lillian continued to actively paint and work with her animals. She loved her dogs and horses. When she and Jack weren’t playing with the animals, they were involved in their church. She was well loved and liked by many and will be greatly missed.

     Graveside rites are set for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Grace Memorial Park, located at 10708 State Highway 6 in Hitchcock, Texas, with Dennis Anderson officiating.

     Visitation will be held Friday, April 13, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 635030, Nacogdoches, TX 75963-5030; or Christ Episcopal Church, 1430 N. Mound St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961-4031.

     Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at

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