Jo Katherine Russell Thomson was born on August 4, 1927 to Roy Russell and Jessie Sheppard Russell in Macomb, Oklahoma and went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2013. Jo had a brother Roy Wayne Russell and two sisters, Marie Russell Ratliff and Lucille Russell Self, who predeceased her.
Jo married William Frank Thomson on March 9, 1947 in Fairfield, Texas. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jo Ellen Thomson Hopson, and is survived by her son Frank Thomson, Jr., daughter-in-law Billie Nan Thomson, grandson Bill Hopson, granddaughters Holly Hopson, Michelle Jumonville, Bobbie Jo Moore, Jennie Claice, Julie Arevalo, and grandson-in-laws, Spencer Moore, Rich Claice, and Jaime Arevalo. Great granddaughters Ashlyn Nesmith, Chloe, Canilla, Caiden Arevalo, Codie and Hope Claice, McCall and McKenzie Moore, and great-great grandson, K. J. Nesmith, nieces and nephews.
She was lovingly known as "Mama Jo" by all who knew her and will be missed dearly. As scripture says in 2 Corinthians, Chapter 5 verse 6-9 (NKJV), "Absent from the body, present with the Lord".
The family will receive friends January 3, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Thomason Funeral Home in Wimberley. Funeral services will be January 4 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel in the Hills. Rev. Bill Nichols will officiate. Interment will follow at Wimberley Cemetery. For more information, call Thomason Funeral Home, 847-2226 or visit our website at www.thomasonfuneralhome.com