Mr. Paul Winston Thompson, Jr., age 50, of Traphill passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.
Paul was born October 22, 1970 in Amite, LA to Paul and Nell Addison Thompson, Sr.
Paul was a United States Navy veteran and employed in the WEO Department at PVH.
To my loving husband Paul, thank you for who you are, your sweet, humble spirit and your loving heart. I've been so blessed to have been loved by you. I love you always, Reesa
As I sit in darkness, my husband is there, caressing my heart, through burdens I bear. Through doubtful words, my tears and fears, my husband speaks words, of a future so clear. I get up again, as he speaks words of light, daring to hope, for a future that's bright. Rising in hope of all I might see, planting new life, together with glee. Looking around at life's budding trees, Knowing within, they are like me. Deeply rooted, in a foundation that's strong, unwilling to break, in a storm that's been long. So with hands lifted high, I bend without breaking letting all things fall, that are not of God's making. Like a strong tree, that's tossed in a storm, the dead is removed and new life is born. Deeply planted by rivers and streams, my roots are watered, my sins are washed clean. Purged by God's Word that's in my heart, forgetting the past while embracing a new start. By Reesa Thompson © May 28, 2016
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Millard Noah and Arnee Richardson Addison and paternal grandparents, Hollis and Dossie Thompson.
Survivors include: his wife, Reesa M. Thompson; father, Paul W. Thompson, Sr.; brother, John Thompson and wife Mary Lynn; sisters, Vonda Hoover and husband Kevin, Tonia McElveen and husband Jeff; mother-in-law, Betty Genella and husband Gil; father-in-law, Reece Martin and wife Aline; sister-in-law, Patti Crocker; brother-in-law, Paul Wesley Crocker; nieces and nephews, Timothy Hoover, Major McElveen, Sarah Hoover, Crockett McElveen, Samantha Thompson, Maverick McElveen, Addison Thompson, and John Todd Thompson; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.
A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Evermore Cemetery with military honors provided by Wilkes County VFW Post 1142. The family would like to graciously thank their church family at Trinity Worship Center for their love and support. Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com. Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.