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Myra Thompson CHARLESTON - Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Myra Singleton Quarles Thompson will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:00 am in Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29403. Viewing for Mrs. Thompson will be today at the mortuary from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, then at Mother Emanuel from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm where the family will be receiving friends beginning at 6:00 pm. Myra leaves to mourn a loving, devoted, and cherished husband, The Rev. Anthony Thompson; one son and one daughter whom she cherished, Kevin Singleton and Denise Quarles. One stepson, Anthony Thompson, Jr; twelve brothers, Mackey Singleton, who preceded her in death, Leroy Singleton (Judy), Romey Singleton, Leon Scott, Michael Moore (Joyce), Barry Moore, Rodney Moore (Renee), John Moore (Maria), Reginald Moore (Candace), James Moore, Jamar Moore and JA Ariel Moore; three beloved sisters, Jackie Cooper (Melvin), Ruby Henry, and Maja Moore; two grandchildren, Kennedy Singleton and Kaleb Singleton; nine siblings from her extended Coakley family, Isaiah Jr., Lillian, Eunice Guyton (Jim), Marjorie McIver (Winston), Marlene Jenkins (David), Sharon Coakley, Claudette Watkins, Catherine Harrington and Blondelle Gadsden and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. She was preceded in by her parents, the late Delores Singleton and the late James Moore and her parents-in-love, the late Isaiah and Sarah Coakley. A memorial message may be sent to the family at Professional Services By: THE PALMETTO MORTUARY, INC., 1122 MORRISON DR., CHARLESTON, SC 29403. OFFICE: 843.727.1230. Visit our guestbook at charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier from Jun. 22 to Jun. 28, 2015.
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August 10, 2019
Jim, Becky and I are thinking of you during this difficult time. Myra was a special person. Let us know if we can help you during this time of trial and celebration.
John Shore
January 30, 2018
I pray all is well with your family. I still think about you. Love you still. Wee-Nee .
Theresa Bradley
December 3, 2016
My prayers are always with your family, Lil Sis, from Burke High School 1969-1970. You are cherished in loving memory.
Karen V. Brown Jubar-Simmons
December 2, 2016
Valenda Newell
February 17, 2016
Have you ever wished that someone could take your hand and safely lead you through life's uncertainties? God's word the bible gives us hope. John 17:3

I hope you can find comfort and understanding in the words of Ecclesiastes 9:11, because time and unexpected events overtake them all. My heartfelt prayers are with the family. I'm sorry for your loss. May God comfort your family as you grieve (John 6:40).
July 20, 2015
may ms. Myra rest in peace
Rasheeda Lucas
July 20, 2015
To the Quarles-Thompson family,
I just found out about MS. Myra untimely death my heart and prayers go out to your family.
Love Rasheeda Lucas
July 12, 2015
Donna M Singleton and Edward Maurice Singleton
July 12, 2015
Tony, Denise and Kevin,
We only realized this morning after seeing Denise quoted in the Spartanburg newspaper that Myra Thompson was formerly Myra Quarles our neighbor for four years on Rutledge Avenue while my wife Dr. MJ Black was in med school at MUSC. While we were horrified by this senseless crime before, now we are heartbroken for her family. Myra was a good friend and great neighbor and we all became much closer helping each other recover from hurricane Hugo. I know she was a great mother and role model to her children. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we will reach out to you when we are in Charleston. We always made a point to visit Myra when we were there but it has been a few years since we saw her. Take care and God Bless.

PS We still have pictures of Denise with our puppies!
Bob / MJ Ryan / Black
July 4, 2015
May God continue to keep you strong in the Lord. We press on to a mark of a high calling.

Rev. Robin Crawford, First AME Oakland, California
July 1, 2015
God is able!Lean on HIM! Condolences from the ENTIRE FAMILY of Elizabeth City State University.
Rob Williams
July 1, 2015
The Dallas/Fort Worth Grad Chapter offer our deepest condolences. Our prayers and thought are with you and your family.
Fl. Daniel Anderson
July 1, 2015
My prayers go out to the Thompson family. I have know Myra at the age of six, we attended Buist Elementary from !st to 7th. High School from 8-12 and Livingstone for freshman and sophomore year we had band scholarships. God bless you and your family

Karl Figg Smalls
July 1, 2015
My prayers and sincere condolence to Fellowman Anthony Thompson and family. May the God of peace, strength and understanding be with you always.

Peace & Blessings
Phyllis Jeter Nunn
July 1, 2015
Dear Brother Anthony,
The Sisters of Nia Md Grad Chapter of Swing Phi Swing S.F.I. - sends our condolence to you and your family. May God continue to bless and keep you and your family in His Grace and Mercy.
Nancy Green
June 30, 2015
To the Family of Mrs. Myra Thompson:

The Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel is deeply saddened over the loss of our alumna.

Mrs. Thompson received two graduate degrees in Education from The Citadel: the M. Ed. in Reading Education and the M. Ed. in Counselor Education. She was a true exemplar of the ideals of the education profession and The Citadel Graduate College. I am touched by the many accounts of her loving service to people as a pastor and educator.

Memories of good people last an eternity. I know that the name Myra Thompson will evoke good sentiments for years to come as people reflect on a lady of faith who always put the needs of others ahead of her own.

The senseless act that led to her death and the loss of our other eight community friends will be greatly overshadowed by the outpouring of love from a community who appreciates real heroes like Myra Thompson.
Dr. Larry G. Daniel
June 30, 2015
Rip Myra. Rev A Thompson. We are so sorry for your lost. God saw this angel and decided to bring her home.
josie,Dicey,cassandra Selph
June 30, 2015
My Prayers to the Thompson RIP Myra My Livingstone College Family Member & Classmate
June 30, 2015
Reverend Mayra Thompson, may God homecoming forever shine bright. Bless you.
Wanda Monge
June 30, 2015
To the Thompson family, and all the family members. May God comfort you in your time of grief. God light shine bright over Reverend Mayra Thompson she is now in the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour.
Wanda Monge
June 30, 2015
To the Thompson family, and all the family members. May God comfort you in your time of grief. God light shine bright over Reverend Mayra Thompson she is now in the kingdom of our Lord and Savior. Prayers to you all, as well as the eight other victims.
Wanda Monge
June 29, 2015
With Sympathy to the Family of Soror Myra Thompson.

Yours in Delta
Emma Waring
Home grown- Pineville, South Carolina
Emma Waring
June 29, 2015
We're praying for your family.
Rev. Treva J. Kelly
June 29, 2015
Offering prayers to family of Soror Thompson. Peace be with you.
Alta J Cannaday
June 29, 2015
Dear Tony and Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Rev. Myra Thompson. May God be with you in the days and weeks ahead and in the future.

Larry Libater
Charleston, SC
June 29, 2015
Dear Thompson family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and watch over you during this hard time. May the Peace of the Lord be with you.
Robert Newman
June 29, 2015
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Doris Garner
June 29, 2015
Praying for your family. May the peace of GOD comfort you during this time.
Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
June 29, 2015
Rest in peace. Love and prayers.
June 29, 2015
Sulton Family
June 29, 2015
Our Father gathers angels around Him in a way that appears to be random to us BUT He knows what's needed in heaven. May you take comfort in knowing that Myra is with Him, her mission with us is complete & her soul is soaring in full view of the Almighty!
My heart shares your pain, may God bless & keep you during this time of sorrow
Veronica Mayo
June 29, 2015
Praying for your family during this tough time! May God give you strength and comfort.
Taniqua Taylor
June 28, 2015
My heart is full of sorrow for all nine families, and I am praying for you.
Annie Mason
June 28, 2015
Praying for my Homegirl & Delta Soror Myra Thompson's family; her Soror Daughter from Atlanta and her Soror Sister from Greenville. May God give each of you the strength to get through the difficult days ahead. Much Delta love! Karen Nelson (Karen Ferguson - CAB '75)
Karen Ferguson-Nelson
June 28, 2015
To Anthony, the Thompson & Coakley families, all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I rgemember Myra as as little girl. She grew into a blossoming young lady and one of my sorors and fellow AME member. Marlene hang in there! Love to all.
Janette Clark,Scott
June 28, 2015
to the family who lost a wonderful mother my heart goes to this family. words can't just express enough. rest in peace mrs. thompson. love a support stranger from birmingham alabama.
felicia farley
June 28, 2015
Our thoughts and prayer are with your family, God will take care.
Earl & Cynthia McAllister
June 28, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 28, 2015
I remembered Myra, When I was in High School, She was a very sweet and caring Person. God Bless You Myra and your Family.
Anthony & Mary McKnight & Family
June 28, 2015
Prayers to the family.
June 27, 2015
Hey there,
It's Myra Thompson, your cousin. This is my mobile phone number. It was such a pleasant surprise hearing from you, and I thank God that you contacted me. Let's keep in touch.
Love you! My beautiful cousin I love you. I sent this back too you, now that you have your wings let's keep in touch!!!! Always
Cookie Alvina Ross-Foshee
June 27, 2015
Mrs.Thompson(Quarles) was my 8th grade teacher. I remember her Beautiful smile and a passion for her students to thrive. My prayers are with the family. May your days be Blessed
Shvonya Huger
June 27, 2015
Heartfelt sympathy to the loved ones of this beautiful sister who lives on in spirit and will never be forgotten.
June 27, 2015
brothers of Charleston chapter of groove phi groove social fellowship incorporated offer our condolences
to the Thompson family Charleston
Clyde grant , wilmer nelson
June 27, 2015
I send prayers of comfort to the family of Myra Thompson. "Death" is not the end.
Your Livingstone College classmate.
Your sister in Delta.
Dr. Monica Brown-Rogers
June 26, 2015
Rest in peace, may your family be comfort with God love.

Charlena Bradley-Banks
June 26, 2015
MAY god bless and keep you i remember the joy you brought in to my life those many years ago. my sympathy goes out to your family and friends rest in peace.
June 26, 2015
Denise I want to send my condolences to you and your family during this time of need. If you need anything I am here for you. Praying for you and all the families.
Laatrisha Brannon
June 26, 2015
What a heartbreaking time this is. I taught with Myra for many years at Brentwood Middle School. We were colleagues and friends. To the family, my heart grieves with you, but know that Myra had done the work God had for her to do. She is with Him now. So find peace in knowing this and in all the wonderful memories you have of her.
Cassandra Bligen
June 26, 2015
In God's care rest in peace
Dwayne Bickham,Sr.
June 26, 2015
R.I.P. Myra Thompson !
Susan Amber Strickland Jones
June 26, 2015
My heart goes out to all of you. God bless you and keep you. To Marlene and Terea and the rest of the Family, we love you and will continue to pray for your continued strength.
Dr. George H. Ellis III
Fayetteville N.C.
Dr George Ellis III
June 26, 2015
Myra received her Master's degree in Reading Education and I was her advisor at The Citadel. I remember so well her wonderful personality and smile. I will always remember her and how so very much she was interested in helping children when she was a teacher. As I recall she later returned to The Citadel and received another master's degree. I always knew she was a missionary to others.
Bless the family.
Dr. Dan T. Ouzts
School of Education
The Citadel
Dr. Dan Ouzts
June 26, 2015
May God's love cover you and keep you during this very difficult time. Our hearts and prayers are with you. May the Lord lift your hearts and give you peace.

Vanessa E. Watson (NUL-New York City)
Vanessa E Watson
June 26, 2015
Joyce and David Williams
June 26, 2015
Prayers for God's strength, peace and comfort for your family!
Paula Belyeu
June 26, 2015
May God bless and keep you We will understand it bye and bye. My daughter Marilyn is a good friend of Claudette. We pray for comfort as you endure.
Gertrude Ross
June 26, 2015
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ronnie & Neva Coleman
June 26, 2015
May God give you comfort in this your hour of bereavement. My husband and I are friends of Claudette from Talladega College. I was a Lady Tornado with her also as well as her soror. When she hurts we hurt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marilyn (Ross) Turner
June 26, 2015
Sister Myra has gone to Glory and rests in the loving arms of her Saviour whom she knew, loved and worshiped. I am awed by her faith and feel diminished by her death. May all who knew and loved her be comforted by our Lord.
Patsy White
June 26, 2015
Our hearts and prayers are with your family.
Debra Battle
June 26, 2015
Praying for you during this time. May God strengthen you and the comfort of his son Jesus be with you always.
Houston, TX
June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015
Anthony, our heart and prayers are with you and your family. We celebrate Myra's life and legacy and shine bright and she is at peace in heaven. Love Kim and Dean Brown (Charleston, SC)
June 26, 2015
I last saw Myra at Emanuel about a year ago and we embraced and talked for a while. When my son's Mother(Jewell Meggett) died in 1987 she sent me card with a note expressing her condolences. For that I will ever be grateful. We will miss her in our beloved Charleston Village. I'm so happy that Myra & Anthony got to enjoy some years together. Be encouraged family.
Harold Carrillo
June 26, 2015
May God comfort the family of Myra Thompson and my prayer is that each of you be strengthened, healed and receive the peace of God in your hearts,With Sincere Sympathy.
Ms.Sharon Robinson
June 25, 2015
My condolences to Mrs. Thompson's family. One of the strongest person I've ever known, my eighth grade teacher ( Brentwood Middle) her favorite saying was " I've already gotten where your trying to get at ". She would always call me Tonya lol ... Rest on Mrs. Thompson
Latoya Butler
June 25, 2015
RIP Myra, you were one of God's angels.I will always remember your big smile. My condolences to the family I know this is a very difficult time for you, just remember GOD is in control and He's working out for you. Please find some comfort in knowing people care and are praying for you.GOD Bless you....Love Lula Greene
Lula Greene
June 25, 2015
My Thoughts and prayers are with you-May God's peace and grace surround you.
Marie McManus
June 25, 2015
My family and I send heartfelt sympathy to the Thompson family on your loss. From the news, my heart is sadden. God will be pleased with the work Ms Thompson was doing in his name. May God continue to strengthen each family member as you mourn your loss.
Rowena Worshaim
June 25, 2015
May you know eternal peace and love.
Anne Murphy
June 25, 2015
Dear Thompson and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal! God bless her and her family.
Vasilios Emmanuel Glimidakis
June 25, 2015
Rest in peace Myra, you were doing God's work and job well done good and faithful servant. To her family may peace love and mercy abide within you-- you now have a special angel watching over you.

Mildred "Millie" Jenkins Bradley
June 25, 2015
Be encouraged, no matter what's going on and God will make it all right.
Barbara Clarke
June 25, 2015
May GOD's Grace,Peace,Mercy,Love and Comfort continue to strengthen you and your family during this sorrowful time.
Barbara Young
June 25, 2015
My Heart is heavy you were a Awesome Women & Had A Beautiful Spirit as a person and Teacher @ Brentwood Middle. R.I.P Angel
Stephanie Guess
June 25, 2015
May the peace and love of our Awesome God comfort your family. We know to be absent from the body is to immediately be present with the Lord. Your death is not in vain. Your memories will be forever cherished. Loving you always.
Brenda Branic
June 25, 2015
May God keep and comfort you all. I met Myra at Livingstone. A sweet and kind person. Praying for the family. Rest in peace Myra with our Heavenly Father.
Vanessa Dinkins Tillman
June 25, 2015
I am praying for your family and friends that the memories with Myra will forever warm your hearts.
Valarie McClain
June 25, 2015
To the families: Words can't describe the sadness that is being felt for you from those who don't know you, but we feel because we heard of your tragedy via the news. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Please know that our Heavenly Father will help you deal with this terrible tragedy. God invites you:(Jeremiah29:12)...And YOU will certainly call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to YOU."
June 25, 2015
My prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.
Karla Gary
June 25, 2015
May your faith in God's promises and beautiful memories of your loved one sustain you during this heartbreaking time and into the future. My heart grieves with you.
Karen Snyder
June 25, 2015
To be absent from the body is to present with the Lord. Myra is rejoicing! Our condolences for the family in their time of grief.
James & Alexis Singleton
June 25, 2015
May the peace of God with you all
Aileen Martin
June 25, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 25, 2015
Etta & Charles Greene
June 25, 2015
To the family I send my deepest sympathy. Mrs watkins you are in my rhoughts and prayers. God will heal
Pat Sauls
June 25, 2015
To Blondell Gadsden and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. "May the Peace of The Lord be always with you and your family."

Sheriff Anthony and Lorraine Washington-Dennis
(Sumter, South Carolina)
Lorraine Dennis
June 25, 2015
Rachel Mallard
June 25, 2015
May you and all of Gods children taken to early due to this unspeakable tragedy, Rest in Peace. God Bless all of the families that have extended love and forgiveness to the accused.
Jay B
June 25, 2015
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Cynthia Kern
June 25, 2015
To the family of Myra, We express our heartfelt sympathy during your loss. May God continue to let your light shine through this darkness. We are proud of the unity and courage displayed to face this nation.
Beverly Jackson
June 24, 2015
To the family of Myra Singleton Thompson: My deepest condolences to your family. I have fond memories of Myra during her two years at Livingstone College. We lived on the same floor in Babcock Hall. May God Bless and Keep You is My Prayer.
Natalie Harding
June 24, 2015
Dear Thompson Family
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
You have given your sweet Myra. She will have eternal life. I think that is important. My family have watched and been so proud of your family: Faith and trust in Christ. There has been so much swirling around it is so hard to keep up with what is right. Y'all know what is right.
I lived in Charleston 5 years ago in Ansonborough. I know your beautiful Church Family. Although I do not know you personally, please know your extended Charleston family Loves and is praying for you.
Together there will be change. Your best example will set the stage for HUGE change. Please know, we love you and hate you are having to deal with this. No family should deal with this.
Your loss is bringing the whole country together, but no family should have to endure that to make change.
Just know, your family is in my prayers, and know your reaction has changed the country. Trust in the Lord conquers all.
Deepest sympathy, Lance Hiatt and Tim Parks
Chapin, South Carolina
Lance Hiatt
June 24, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you May God Bless And Keep You.
Ann Robinson
June 24, 2015
To Rev. Anthony Thompson and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
during this difficult time. I know my precious Mother(Annie Bland)who loved you as a son is looking down on you and will surely welcome Myra into her heavenly home where our loving God arms are open wide
"Grace and Peace be yours in abundance"
Col.(ret)& Mrs.Andrew R. Bland Jr.
Col. Andrew R. Bland Jr.
June 24, 2015
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
June 24, 2015
Clara Wise
June 24, 2015
David & Dessie Lee
June 24, 2015
Connie Emerson
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