Paula “Penny” Jessup, age 72, of Amarillo, TX left this earth and was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on June 17, 2021.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 10:00 A.M., at First Baptist Church Amarillo, 1208 S. Tyler. Dr. Howard K. Batson will be officiating. Arrangements are made by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Penny was a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, where she obtained a degree in Sociology. An Oklahoma native, she loved horses; she was a barrel racer and a rodeo queen. She had a heart for helping people, which led to her become a funeral director in Amarillo later in her life. She thrived in nurturing and comforting others. She enjoyed studying Jewish history, attending Bible studies at her church, and singing in the senior choir. She loved Jesus and was firm in her faith. Penny’s biggest joy was rearing and loving her two daughters and spending time with her grandbabies.
Penny was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Jessup.
Survivors include her daughters, Anna Katharine Hornstra, wife to James Warren Hornstra, of Katy, TX, and Rebekah Bond Thompson, wife to John Robert Thompson, of Amarillo, TX; and grandchildren, Addison Grace Hornstra, Ella Claire Hornstra, Olivia Joy Hornstra, Riley Paige Thompson, Amelia Grace Thompson, John Benjamin Thompson, and Penny Rebekah Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest donations be sent to Open Heart Hospice. Penny’s family is thankful for their service, love, and care they provided for Penny in her final weeks on earth.