​Yoshi Kakazu Tompkins



Yoshi Kakazu Tompkins passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Yoshi was born October 1, 1930 in Okinawa, Japan to Seitoku and Haru Kakazu. She was preceeded in death by her parents and her sister Tomiko Higashionna, and the love of her life of 52 years, David Lee Tompkins.

Yoshi is survived by her four daughters; Cindy DeMerritt and husband JR DeMerritt, Christina Tompkins Wright and husband Jon Wright, Charlene Garra, and Candi Reiche and husband Ron Reiche.

She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Madysen Tompkins, Aiko Roth, David Garra, Abigail Reiche, Ameilia Reiche, and Julia Garra. Yoshi also leaves behind a very special best friend and honorary daughter, Estuko Beiderman.

The family will receive family and friends Monday, June 4, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at Jones Funeral Home. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11 am at Jones Funeral Home, 303 Chaney Avenue, Jacksonville, North Carolina.