Thomas Lee Campbell Sr. was born Oct. 10, 1939 to the late Prince and Betty Campbell, and passed away Aug. 16, 2012. He was 72 years of age at the time of his death.
The third of seven children, Mr. Campbell attended Harper High School in Jackson. He confessed Christ at an early age at Foreman Chapel Baptist Church. He later moved to Detroit, Mich., where he worked for General Motors until he retired. While in Detroit, Mr. Campbell attended Cathedral of Faith. He served as a devoted member and usher until he returned to his hometown of Jackson.
Mr. Campbell, affectionately known as “Pookie”, “Tommy” and “T.C.”, enjoyed gardening, cooking, plumbing and building. An excellent decorator, he also had a love for growing plants.
Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Marvin; brother, Prince Campbell; and sister, Dora Henry.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Ruby Campbell; 11 children, Kevin, Crystal (Richard) Chappell, Thomas Jr., Eddie Earl, Joseph, Stoney, Duane, Anthony, Tony, Serene and Donetta; father-in-law and mother-in-law, V and Annie Partlow; siblings, Maybelle Bernard, Josie Campbell, Louis (Lillie) Campbell and Louise Humphery; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth Harris and Willie (Alice) Partlow; and a host of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and special friend, John L. Coleman Jr.
Funeral services were Aug. 25 at the Jackson Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Purifoy, pastor, as officiating minister. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Jackson under the direction of Jackson Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson.
Pallbearers and flower bearers were the family and friends of Mr. Campbell.