JW ThompsonJune 20, 1940 ~ May 25, 2017 (age 76)
Bro. JW Thompson 76, departed this life on Thursday May 25, 2017 in Florence SC. He was the husband of Janie Mae Thompson and the father of Robert Thompson, Faye Thompson and Debbie Ann Thompson. You may visit the family at 805 Phillips St. Marion. Wake services are scheduled for Friday June 2, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at the Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel. True Light of Zion #399 is in charge of the rites. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00pm Saturday June 3, 2017 at the Refuge Family Worship Center, Marion. He will be laid to rest in the Devotion Gardens Cemetery, Mullins, SC. Friends of the family are kindly asked to serve as flower bearers. True Light of Zion #399 are kindly asked to serve as pall bearers. Bishop Mack Davis, Officiating.
I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. John 11:25
Early Thursday morning, May 25, 2017 in McLeod Regional Medical Center, God looked down and saw his child suffering and said “Enough.” Then he softly called him home.
JW Thompson was born June 20, 1940 in Marion County. He was the son of the late Winston and Mantha Lewis Thompson. He attended Marion County Training School. JW accepted Christ as his personal savior and became a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. He occasionally attended Refuge Family Worship Center where Bishop Simon Jenkins presides.
Throughout his life, JW was employed with Marion Industry, Bridger’s Drug Store, Russell Stover Candies, and Sara Lee Hosiery. JW retired from Sara Lee Hosiery in September 2002. JW was an active member of the Masonic Lodge True Light of Zion #399 until his health started to decline.
JW took a lot of pride in his appearance. He had to make sure his clothes and hair was always right before he left the house.
He joined in Holy Matrimony to Janie Mae Bridgers on September 7, 1968. They were blessed with three children.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife Janie Mae Thompson, one son; Robert (Nicole) Thompson, Florence, SC, two daughters; Faye Thompson of the home and Debbie Ann Thompson, Conway, SC, four grandchildren; Robyn Thompson, whom he called “The Moo”, Tanasia Thompson, whom he called “Nada”, Tre’von Thompson and Raven Felder, two sisters; Eva (Leroy) Floyd, Marion, SC and Thornia Mae Massey, Norfolk VA and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.