Wanda Jacqueline Campbell Campbell Pousson Campise

Wanda Jacqueline Campbell Campise

Born February 6, 1931, in Alto, Texas to parents Elwood C. Campbell and Emma Rhodes Campbell.  “Jackie” lived a fruitful life.  She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.  She is survived by one brother, Grady Allen See (Mercedes See) of Miami, Florida. Jackie started working at a very young age before becoming a “stay at home mom”.  She entered the workforce again and worked most of her years at Campise’s Restaurant and Cameron Telephone Company.   

Gifted with a healthy work ethic, she managed to raise six children:  Tesa Pace, of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Joe Michael (Polly) Pousson of Sulphur, Louisiana; Jim (Jeanie) Pousson, of Moss Bluff, Louisiana; John (Debbie) Pousson of Littleton, Colorado; Joel Pousson of Beaumont, Texas and Connie Campise Browning of Beaumont, Texas. Her children gifted six grandsons: Clint and Case Pousson, Trevor and Tyler Pousson, and Lance and Beau Browning.  She passed with four great-grandchildren: Braylin, Lane, Harper, and Marlow.

In her life, Jackie never met a stranger, as she was a brilliant conversationalist.  She could talk to anyone about anything, because she was a lifelong learner.  Her intellectual curiosity accounts for the “Tree of Knowledge” she had in her living room.  She was proud to hang 19 tassels from all of her children and grandchildren’s graduations.

On holidays, everyone looked forward to the sharing of her homemade bread, which was made from love.  She was always ready to help anyone in need and provide support.  She survived Colon Cancer and lived many more healthy years after that illness.

Special thanks go out to the angels at Best Care Hospice of Beaumont, Texas and Oakwood Nursing Home in Vidor, Texas.  She was always committed to the saying “if you are not learning, you are not living”.  As her last gift of love, she willed her body for future research and development to UTMB Galveston, Texas. 

A private memorial service was held.