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1916 - 2012
Nannie Ruth Thompson, 95, of Pensacola, went to be with the Lord, Friday, May 18, 2012.
Mrs. Thompson was born December 02, 1916 in Weir, Mississippi to Amos A. Lynch and Cora Weir Lynch. In 1924 she moved with her family to Birmingham, Alabama where she graduated from Ensley High School. Upon graduating, Mrs. Thompson attended Howard College (Samford University). She married her husband, Ralph T. Thompson on May 06, 1950 and moved to Jacksonville, Florida. In 1960, they moved to Pensacola, Florida and joined the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Thompson was an active member of First Baptist Church, working in the Children's Missions Ministry for twenty-four years and teaching bible study. She was a talented artist in oil and watercolors, studying with well-known instructors in all types of art; and exhibiting her work in art shows all over the Southeast U.S. Mrs. Thompson was a member of many clubs and organizations including Quayside Art Gallery, of which she was a charter member. In 1962 she joined the Women's Club of Pensacola and in 1975 the Art Study Club. She was also a member of the Poinciana Garden Club.
Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Giles Chapman Lynch.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Ruth Thompson; granddaughter, Karis Ruth Thompson; brothers, Leo M. Lynch and Joseph Thomas Lynch.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2012 in Pleitz Chapel of First Baptist Church with Dr. Barry Howard officiating.
Interment was held at Bayview Memorial Park.
The family received friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers Nannie Ruth, requested donations be made to Creating The Road Home. This is a missions ministry that works with refugees around the world; NOBTS, Creating The Road Home, 3939 Gentilly Road, New Orleans, La 70126 or www.nobts.edu. , donate now.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on May 22, 2012