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beloved brother, father, grandfather and friend passed away at the age of 89 in Frisco, Texas on June 1, 2012. John was a long time member and usher at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He was a man of God who knew and loved the Lord.
John was born, April 6, 1923 in DeRidder Louisiana to the late Aaron John Thompson and Emma Riley Thompson of Bogalusa, LA. He was the third child born of this union. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 37 years Elaine Marie Lee Thompson as well as his siblings: Alma Delia Thompson McCoy, Samuel A. Thompson, Frank Thompson, Florence Thompson Boatner, and Joseph Lee Thompson.
John is survived by his sons: John Hermon Thompson, Jr. (Susan) of Frisco, Texas; Jerry Powell Thompson of Little Elm, Texas; Andre' Lee Thompson of Houston and his one and only daughter: Yvette Elaine Clark (James) of Upper Marlboro, MD. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and four siblings.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Carl Barnes Funeral Home in Houston. Funeral services are to be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church followed by graveside services at Golden Gate Cemetery in Houston.
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 8, 2012