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Brother Elton Lee Thompson was born August 13, 1936 in Ledbetter, Texas to the Late Ervin and Gussie Mae (Mc Neal) Wilson. Elton grew up in Fayette County with his grandparents Nina and Lorenzo Singleton, and sister-cousin Jewel Steward. After the death of his grandmother he moved to Austin, Texas with his father and step mother Venice Thompson. Elton graduated from Anderson High School and joined the United State Air Force in 4/20/1955. During his time in the service, Elton was stationed overseas and at several bases stateside. On 1/1/1976 Elton retired honorably as a TSgt after serving 22 years. After retiring from the military he resided in San Antonio and continued working for the military as a Commissary Stocker at Lackland & Kelly AFB. He later retired from the commissary, and afterwards he devoted his retired years to his wife, daughters, granddaughters, bowling, and to being a 'Die-Hard" Dallas Cowboys Fan! Elton professed hope in Christ at an early age. He was united with Ulit Baptist Church in Austin, Texas and later united with Providence Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon under the Pastorate of the Late Rev. Marvin Randle.
Elton married Beatrice Lee on January 1, 1957 in Giddings, Texas. To this union three children were born, one son and two daughters. His son Alton Eugene preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents Ervin (Venice) Thompson, Gussie (Harold) Wilson; grandparents, Nina (Lorenzo) Singleton; his paternal aunts and uncles, Irolia Moore, Ethel Shoaf, Anna Clay, Emma Jones, Rosie Filmore, Rev. J. L. Thompson, and Willie Thompson; his material aunts, Edith Thompson and Lorene Brown; one uncle; several cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and good friends. After an extended battle with Lung and Brain Cancer, Elton Lee Thompson entered into eternal rest the morning of March 23rd, 2013. Elton leaves to cherish his memory; his devoted and loving wife of 55 years, Beatrice Thompson; two daughters, Sandra Y. Thompson and Wanda J. Thompson; two granddaughters, De Andria (Charles) Thompson-Fleming and Sakora Y. Thompson; Brother, Bernard (Stacy) Jones; two sisters, Harriett Wilson and La Verne Horton; sister-cousins, Jewel Steward and, Johnnie Elliott, and several generations of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many good friends.
The family of Elton Lee Thompson wishes to express our sincere appreciation and acknowledge all who have expressed their love, and shared many acts of kindness during our most difficult hours. Our love is unending, and our appreciation eternal. May God's blessings be upon each of you.
The entire extended family of Elton & Beatrice Thompson,
The Rucker Family, The Berkley Family, The Brock Family, and The Jones Family,
The entire Crown Homes Community,
The Westridge Park First Baptist Church Family,
Dr. Peterson, and the entire staff of the Wilford Hall Medical Center,
The Rehab Pulmonary Division of Wilford Hall Medical Center,
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Division of Methodist Health Care Center,
Dr. Murali Beeram, and the entire staff of The Start Center For Cancer Care,
Dr. Joaquin G. Mira, and the entire Radiation Oncology/Radiosurgery Staff,
Dr. Mehmood Khan, and the entire staff of Christus Santa Rosa Westover Hills,
Cathryn Matson, and the entire staff of Texas Hospice,
The entire staff of Christus Spohn Shoreline HBO
& Wound Care Center,
The entire staff of Wal-Mart Pharmacy Center Bandera,
The entire staff of Providacare and Promise Medical,
The entire staff of the Sunset Northwest Funeral Home,
and to anyone we may have forgot to mention, a special Thanks To You!
The Thompson Family
Beatrice, Sandra Wanda De Andria and Sakora
Visitation will be at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home on Bandera road on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Monday, April 8, 2013 at Westridge Park First Baptist Church, 522 SW 42nd Street with Rev. Dewayne Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with U.S. Air Force military honors. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.sunsetnwfuneralhome.com
Published in Express-News on Apr. 5, 2013