Annie "Catherine" (Jones) TeelApril 21, 1932 ~ May 19, 2020 (age 88)
Annie “Catherine” Teel, 88, of Crossett, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center.
On April 21, 1932, she was born to her parents Walter and Aldia Sinclair Jones and was a lifelong resident of Crossett.
At the young age of 12, Catherine had no choice but to quit school to care for her two younger sisters. The role of the caregiver was a natural fit due to her kind and loving personality. Catherine loved people; she was bubbly and enjoyed laughing and visiting with all her friends and family.
The home she shared with her late husband, Melvin, was her special place. She was meticulous about her yard and very thankful for Marty Edgar, who gave it extra care. She had a passion for growing beautiful flowers and was especially proud of her purple rose bush she named, “Angel Face.”
Visiting and having coffee with her longtime caregiver and niece, Joyce Collier, always brightened her day and she often called her friends and family to chat about numerous topics. She will be remembered by her favorite phrase, “Well, I say…”
She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Melvin Ray Teel; her parents, Walter Henry, and Aldia Leah Sinclair Jones; one stepmother, Virginia Jones; one sister, Evelyn Jones Tanksley; and two brothers-in-law, Clyde Tanksley, and Sonny Jackson.
She is survived by one sister, Ellen Jones Jackson of Crossett; fourteen nieces and nephews; two incredibly special neighbors, Gail Poplin Burchfield, and Norma Hamm; her best friend for many years, Carolyn Carter; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A private visitation will be held Friday, and a private service will be held on Saturday at Medders Funeral Home.
Anyone interested in remotely attending the service may go to the Medders Funeral Home Facebook page and view the service via live stream at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday by clicking the following link:
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service will be limited to a total of 50 attendees, all of which will be required to wear face masks to enter, practice social distancing by allowing 6 feet in between each family group, and refrain from hugging, kissing, and shaking hands to help prevent the possible spread of the Coronavirus.
Anyone experiencing a fever, a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell or has had known exposure to someone with Covid-19 in the past 14 days should not attend.
You may also refrain from entering if you are 65 years of age or older, have underlying health conditions including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, severe obesity, asthma, or weakened immunity.