SIDNEY HARRISON THOMPSON, 62 ROCKFORD - Sidney Harrison Thompson, 62, of Rockford was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 5, 2013, after a long term illness. He was born June 5, 1950, in Rockford, the son of William and Beatrice Thompson. Sidney was a faithful and devoted member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, serving in the Male Chorus and on the Nurses Guild. Sidney loved singing in the choir and had the voice of an Angel. He was a proud veteran of the Marine Corp, serving in Vietnam. Sidney leaves to cherish many loving memories, his loving wife, Alicia; sons, Sidney (Vickie) Thompson Jr., and Joseph Riley Thompson; daughters, Latanji (Scott) Threadgill; Katrina Chapman and Ayanna Christopher; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six brothers, Will John Thompson, Slayton (Linda) Thompson, Joseph White, Stanley "Curly" Thompson, Wendell (Wendy) and David (Pam) Thompson; two sisters, the Rev. Mae H. Smith and Joyce E. Thompson-Jones; sister-in-law, Debra Hayes; special nephews, Jonathan, Joseph, Mark and William Byrd; a host of other nieces, nephews, friends and his Allen Chapel Church family. Sidney was predeceased by his parents; sister, Mary White; and brother, William Lee. Service at noon Tuesday, March 12, at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 3000 Rural St. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home 2429 W. State St.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2013