Marshall Bruce Thompson, the only son of Cynthia Jones Thompson and the late Edgar Banks Thompson, was born on Oct. 23, 1952, in Burlington North Carolina. He and his wife, Sharon, were residents of Reidsvillle, North Carolina. He departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at approximately 8:30 p.m.
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At a young age, Marshall became a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Burlington and subsequently joined the Boy Scouts of America. He attended Burlington public schools and graduated from Walter Williams High School in 1971. His interests included playing the clarinet, basketball and he achieved a black belt in martial arts. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1976 from North Carolina A&T State University.
Marshall began his career in 1976 at Biomedical Laboratories in Burlington, which later became part of LabCorp. At the time of his passing, he was the Special Coagulation Manager for LabCorp. During the 35 years of his career, he achieved several awards including most recently the President's Award for 2012. He was a dedicated employee and was truly loved and respected by his employees, co-workers, and managers.
For the last 7 years, Marshall was a faithful member of Word Of Life Church in Burlington, North Carolina where he served on the parking lot ministry team. Marshall was committed to his family and friends. He was also a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan and had a wonderful teasing sense of humor.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife 20 years, Sharon Hall Thompson of Reidsville, NC; one daughter, Marsha Feaster (Keithan) of High Point, NC; one son Nile Thompson of Atlanta, Ga; one stepdaughter, SPC Adriene Hall of Fort Stewart, Ga; his mother, Cynthia Thompson of Morrisville, NC; one sister, Ann Slade (Ricky) of Morrisville, NC; three aunts, Jeannette Harris of Glen Arden, MD, Thelma Stewart of Chesapeake Va, and Margaret Gatling (Leon) of Portsmouth, Va; four grandchildren, Gabriel Hall, Joshua Hall, Kaleb Hall of Fort Stewart, Ga; and Keithan "KJ" Feaster Jr. of High Point, NC; two nephews, Ricky(Jamie) Slade of Whitsett, NC and Patrick Slade (Fiona) of Burlington, NC; father-in-law Levon of Pelham, NC; two sister-in-laws, Mona Hall of Yanceyville NC and Donna Walters of Greensboro, NC; two brother-in-laws, Tony Hall of Pelham, NC; and Tyrone Hall (Alfreda) of Virginia Beach, VA; and many cousins, great nieces, other in laws and special friends.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2013