Lillian Anna Bolton Jamail

LILLIAN ANNA BOLTON JAMAIL,100, passed away on the 11th day of November 2022 at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on January 18, 1922, in Galveston, Texas. The daughter of William and Augusta Margaret Bolton, who raised their family on 26th & K street in Galveston, a home that Lillian remembered fondly until her final days.  Lillian had 11 siblings, Dorothy, Ruthie, Marie, Helen, Claude, Walter Robert Lee, Willie, Gertrude, Baby Margaret, and Baby Roy.  Lillian met her husband, Sam Nader Jamail, on the beachfront in Galveston when Sam was stationed at Fort Crockett in the Coastal Artillery. After Lillian & Sam were married, they moved to La Marque, Texas in 1958, where they made of life together for 65 years, raising their two sons, Steve and Jim. Lillian devoted her entire life to her family, she found joy in caring for her parents, husband, sons, grandchildren, and other family members. She was always there when anyone needed her. Lillian was an amazing storyteller who would share her 100 years of life experiences and memories with an always enchanted audience. Her favorite stories to tell involved the family-owned Model A, which remains with the family to this day. She and Sam were always very proud of their two sons and four grandchildren. Lillian is survived by Mr. & Mrs. Steve Jamail and Jim Jamail from La Marque, Texas, four grandchildren Steven II, John Henry, Jake, Lilly Grace Jamail, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, and all 11 siblings. A private graveside service will be held at the Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas. Pallbearers are Jim Jamail, Richie Bolton, Jimmy Bolton, Andy Baccinelli, John Henry Jamail, and Jake Jamail. The family will have a celebration of life this January in Galveston, TX where they will share Sincerely Lillian, a documentary staring Lillian Bolton Jamail followed by a memorial reception.  Please RSVP to



  1. Rest in eternal peace, Aunt Lillian. I love you.

    Gina Draehn
  2. I’m so sorry for your loss and so grateful you were able to have your mother in your life for so long. I pray for peace and strength for your family.

    Carolyn Warren Logan
  3. Dear Steve and Family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mother. So many things she has experienced in her remarkable 100 years, but no doubt one of her greatest joys was having you for such a devoted son! May the fond memories you have shared through the years bring you comfort at this time and may she rest in peace!
    With heartfelt sympathy and friendship, Elaine Akin Jones

    Mary Elaine Jones
  4. May you all find comfort in fond memories!♥️🙏🏻♥️

    Patricia Nelson
  5. I will always be grateful for all the kindness and support that Mrs. Jamail enveloped me with as a boyhood friend of her son Steve. I could not have had a better neighborhood mom whose steady presence was a source of reliance for me and others in those formative years.
    With condolences.

    Bob VanLandingham
  6. Steve and Family,

    So sorry you lost your mom but you were so fortunate to have her so long. Cherish the memories of her and the joys she gave you.

    Judy Strait

    Judy Strait
  7. Our very sincere sympathy.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy

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