Janice Louree Thompson

Published 5:00 am Monday, August 10, 2009

Services for Janice Louree Thompson, of Pricedale, are 1 p.m.Monday, Aug. 10, at Union Primitive Baptist Church with burial inthe church cemetery. Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home andMonday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at thechurch.

Mrs. Thompson, 86, died Aug. 7, 2009, at Golden Living Center inTylertown. She was born in Warnerton, La. on Oct. 17, 1922, toJones Taylor Young and Fannie Nettles Dickerson Young.

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She was known by many precious titles. She was teasingly called”Prunk” by her brothers. She graduated from Carter’s Creek Schoolas “Janice.” She married her sweetheart as “Louree.” To herchildren, she was mother, momma and mom. She became a mother-in-lawas “Momma Lou,” and was known as “Maw Maw” to her grandchildren.She was known as “Maw Maw Great” and “Great” to hergreat-grandchildren.

In her declining years, she was known as “Miss Lou” by manyfriends and loved ones. Above all of these titles, her favorite onewas to be a called a child of God. “Mom” was a faithful member ofUnion Primitive Baptist Church for more than 70 years.

After graduating from high school, she was a devoted housewifeand mother and active in PTA and church activities. Later, sheworked for F.W. Woolworth, T.G.&Y and Kellwood Co. in McComb,where she was recognized for invention. She will truly be missed byall who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, CarlBenjamin Thompson; her great-grandson, Ryan Pappas; her stepmother,Fannie “Gran” Young; her siblings, Lee, Pete and G.C. Dickerson,Harold, Robert and Charles Young, Essie Summers, Wadie Howell, InaMae Guy and Willie B. Reid.

Survivors are her children and their spouses, Ron and FloThompson, of Fairhope, Ala., Jan Brown, of Brookhaven, Mike andJudy Thompson, of Magnolia, and Becky and Ronnie Campbell, ofTylertown; her grandchildren and their spouses, Hollie and TerryPappas, Tamatha and Mike McElmurry, Leanne and Darren McCaffery,Gretchen and Dr. Lee Neal, Carly and Josh Jordan, Mat Thompson, Benand Courtney Thompson, Jennifer and Roland Burch, Amanda and DarinBallard, Stephanie and Jess Greer, Anna and Steve Lawrence, andSara and Will DeLong; her great-grandchildren, Taylor and ClaireMcElmurry, Mitch Pappas, Boyd, Noah and Seth McCaffery, Harris,Reid, Fritz and Finley Neal, Navy Elizabeth and Hayes Jordan,Brock, Brittney, Brooke and Bayleigh Burch, Sydney, Lyndey andCarly Greer and Logan Lawrence; her sisters-in-law, Son Young, ofFelder’s Campground, and Vera Young, of Laurel; and the staff atHospice Compassus and her many caregivers and sitters.

Pallbearers will be Darin Ballard, Brock Burch, Roland Burch,Josh Jordan, Darren McCaffery, Mike McElmurry, Dr. Lee Neal, MitchPappas, Terry Pappas, Ben Thompson and Mat Thompson.

Memorials may be sent to Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association,1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.

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