Jewel Amanda Cullison

Jewel Amanda Cullison (73) of Texas City, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 18, 2023. She was born in Texas City on November 15, 1949 to Lucy Belle and Robert Lee Colston. Jewel was a lifelong resident of Texas City and graduated from Texas City High School in 1968. She worked in Documentation Control for Union Carbide and Dow Chemical for 35 years. Jewel retired in April 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis.

She is preceded in death by her father: Robert Lee Colston, Sr., sister: Anita Colston, and brother: Jimmy Colston. She is survived by her mother; Lucy Belle (Colston) Martin, husband; James E. Cullison, daughters; Carrie Latimer (Steve Bullock), and Lisa Kocourek (John), siblings:  Robert Colston (Alma), Wanda Dufrene (Marshall), and Tracy Colston; and two grandchildren: Chloe Kocourek and Ian Kocourek.

Jewel was a Girls Fast-Pitch Softball coach for her daughters (Carrie & Lisa). As an avid bowler, Jewel was trained as a USBC Bronze Level Bowling Coach. She participated in numerous WIBC, ABC & USBC local, state & national bowling tournaments. Jewel’s bowling accomplishments include Mainland USBC Hall of Fame, Mainland USBC Bowler of the Year, League Champion, WIBC Texas State Bowling Tournament Championship Team (1st Place). Jewel received a plaque for her participation in 25 consecutive USBC National Bowling Tournaments. She loved the Houston Astros, attended Spring Training, and many, many Astros games (as a season ticket holder) with family and friends. Jewel enjoyed traveling with her husband, family and friends throughout the United States and Internationally. She was able to visit 36 states in the continental United States, Aruba, Antiqua, Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Mexico in her travels.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Jewel’s honor on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.


  1. We are so sorry for your family’s loss.

    Liz, Randy, Kelsie & Carlie Plain
  2. Prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time, wish I could have known her,sounds like a beautiful spirited Woman,she also shared the same name as my mother( Jewel),anyways know I’m thinking of you,hugs

    Ramona king
  3. So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a really special person. She was always smiling and laughing. She was a lot of fun. Keep her memories in your heart and she will always be with you.

    Pam Nicolini
  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Jewel was a beautiful friend and coworker. She was a vital part of our Engineering team. She kept us all in line! She kept her department running smoothly! She was loved and respected by all. Not a good bye, until we meet again dear friend. Love you. She is truly missed.

    Araceli Palomo
  5. Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers of comfort and assurance to everyone holding Jewel close in their hearts. I loved her very much, as she was stepsister to my best friend, Barbara Allen King. Jewel was a teenager, having Barbie and me in tow. Cruising Palmer, hanging out at The Terrace and football games. I can only imagine the day Jewel is having! A forever day, in the presence of her loved ones, in the perfection that is Heaven.

    Diana Lea Benson
  6. Send my condolence to Carrie and Lisa. Just read Jewel obituary. She would always way to our family across the street. My thoughts and prayers.

    Barbara Moore Clark

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