We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Laird Funeral Home
Graveside services for Ola Bell Jimmerson, 87, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with Bro. Tip Harris officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Laird Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jimmerson passed away on August 1, 2022, in Nacogdoches. She was born on April 18, 1935, in Martinsville, Texas.
Ola Bell grew up in Martinsville and as a child, she was typically the one who kept things lighthearted. She joked and played around with everyone and often found herself being a bit mischievous to get everyone to smile. She also loved playing volleyball. From a very young age, she developed an interest in music. She soon developed quite a talent playing the guitar and singing. During this time, she met a young man, Raymond Jimmerson, and they bonded through their adoration of music. On June 6, 1969, they were married. They added their two boys to make their family complete. Bryan and Brad grew up with their parents as superior examples in many things. The compassion that Ola Bell so lovingly bestowed on others and the dedication she had to her family and friends, led her to be a blessing to many as she spent her life putting the needs of others ahead of her own. She cooked for many families throughout the years and was always there to care for anyone who needed her. She collected recipe books, quilted, mended anything that could be fixed by hand or with her sewing machine, enjoyed gardening and the beauty of all the flowers she grew. Folks knew if she had anything someone else could benefit from, she would proudly and generously give it to them. Her servant’s heart was a trait she passed onto her boys. She was so proud of the men they grew to be and when Brad became a Deputy Sheriff for Nacogdoches County, and Bryan went into his own service to others, she knew they portrayed that same devotion to people that she always took great pride in teaching them. Bryan and Brad also developed the same love of music that she held. Both her sons were very talented and she was overjoyed to know she raised fine young men. Ola Bell also went to great lengths to make sure her precious Raymond was taken care of. She was the perfect example of a wife to the man she spent over 53 years with. She was constantly by his side and supported everything he set out to do. She was happiest when everyone was together and made sure that happened on each holiday as they would come to enjoy her traditional chicken and dumplings, dressing and perfect homemade rolls. Ola Bell was a lady in all aspects and loved her family deeply.
Ola Bell is survived by her best friend and husband, Raymond Jimmerson of Nacogdoches; Son, Bryan Glenn Jimmerson of Nacogdoches; Sisters, Jewel Hooper Taylor Lawson of Nacogdoches and Doris Elaine Hooper Lofton of Lago Vista; sisters-in-law, Mary Hooper of Nacogdoches and Sandra Hudspeth and husband, Jessie of Center; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her son, Deputy Sheriff, Raymond Bradley (Brad) Jimmerson; parents, William Curtis and Trudie Fountain Hooper; sister, Macil Hooper Wheeler; brothers, Doyn Hooper, William L. (Bill) Hooper and Douglas D. (Bud) Hooper.
Serving as pallbearers will be Robbie Hudspeth, Kevin Lofton, Richard Hooper, Nick Ontiveros, Brady Taylor and Lance Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Taylor, Glynn Hartt, Lloyd Hooper, OL Wheeler, Jessie Hudspeth, Chris Wheeler, Chaney Wheeler, Jack Thomas, William Wallace, Jason Bridges, Ryan Hudspeth and Bob Gardner.