J.W. Thompson

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 14, 2009

NATCHEZ — Services for J.W. “Thin Man” Thompson, 83, of Natchez, who died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at noon today at Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home in Bude.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the church.
Mr. Thompson was born May 2, 1925, in Stanton, the son of Eugene and Estelle Wright Thompson. He was a member of Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church and was senior member of the usher board and had served for 29 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 37 years, Annie Mae Thompson; seven brothers, Charlie, B.B., Jonathan, Mack, John, Jessie and Albert Thompson; three sisters, Flotie Woods, Ella Thompson and Charlotte Thompson; one granddaughter, Terriana Thompson; and one son-in-law, Keith Minor Sr.
Survivors include 10 daughters, Angela Minor, Elaine Galmore and husband, Willie Sr., Gail Thompson and husband, Terry, Shelia Minor, Rochelle Gibson and husband, Ray, Cleotha Green and Shun McKnight, all of Natchez, Brenda Scott of Pasadena, Calif., Joanne Magee of Columbus and Odessa Turner of Atlanta; six sons, Terrance Thompson and wife, Tosha, Larry Holmes and wife, Brenda, and J.W. Galmore, all of Natchez, Bobby Galmore and wife, Michelle, both of Metairie, La., Ronnie Gibson of Oakland, Calif., and Greg Ford of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Exlena Willis; one brother, James “J.C.” Thompson, both of Natchez; two special nieces, Daisy Bynum and Lisa Thompson; four special nephews, Robert Woods, B.B., Johnnie and Willie James Thompson; 32 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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