She was born Jan. 9, 1922 in Leland, Miss. to Vincent and Lucy Carollo Giardina.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Nevel C. Tompkins Sr.; sister, Sarah Parker; and brothers, Tony and Frank Giardina.
Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Majorie and Burton Kelso of Tivoli, Barbara and Allen Eddy of Victoria, and Lucy Marie Simmons of Tivoli; three sons, Nevel “Pete” Tompkins Jr. and wife Lynn of Hallettsville, Thomas N. Tompkins of Tivoli and Michael G. Tompkins of Port Lavaca; four sisters, Mary Lee Ferracci of Indianola, Miss., Annette Wells of Cleveland, Miss., Elizabeth Crawford of Greenville, Miss. and Elaine Jo Dawkins of Jackson, Miss.; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria.
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tivoli Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jay Kelso, Darren Kelso, Danny Kelso, Paul Baker, Vincent Simmons, Vance Simmons, Roddy Tompkins, Lance Tompkins, Kevin Tompkins and Chris Tompkins.
Honorary pallbearers were Melissa Gonzales, Lisa Cradit, Angie Dugi and Cheryl Heyde.
Memorials may be made to the Tivoli Cemetery Association.