Anita Thompson


THOMPSON, Anita 86, of Plant City departed this life Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Born in Pensacola to Harvey and Vivian Wilkinson. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Harold F. Thompson; two daughters, Amy Thompson of Tucker, GA and Alice Thompson Dorking of Norcross, GA; brother, Howard E. Wilkinson of Cocoa, FL; two grandchildren, Henry and Kathlene Dorking and loving brother, sister, son-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Anita was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Plant City, and taught children's Sunday School there for many years. She was a previous member of Methodist churches in Pensacola and Lakeland. She served in the Hospital Auxiliary at the former South Florida Baptist Hospital and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for over 50 years. She was also a member at the Society of Mayflower Descendants and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Anita was a former nurse and trained at the Chicago Art Institute. She had a lifelong interest in and supported efforts on behalf of Native Americans and women in the arts. As a loving friend and relative she will be sorely missed. The service to celebrate her life will be held Monday, Dec. 6, 1 pm, at Wells Memorial Funeral Home, 1903 W. Reynolds St., Plant City, 33563-4741. Family will receive visitors at home following the service until 4 pm. Much gratitude and thanks go to all those involved in Anita's care and she would thank all friends and family that made hers "a life worth living." The family requests that any memorial donations be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Pkway, Ste 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637 or a charity of one's choice. Condolences can be made at

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 3, 2010
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