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"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love GOD, to those who are the called according to HIS purpose." Romans 8:28
M - Marion, known to many as Jean, Red, Buttercup, Miss T., MJ and Pumpkin by the staff at CP&L, wife, loving mother, grandmother, caring sister, aunt and a true friend, on Tuesday November 3, 2020 fulfilled her earthly purpose and claimed her reward in heaven through the promise of JESUS CHRIST.
A - She began her life from the union of Eva and Thomas R.L. Sigmon on January 24, 1947 in Catawba County, Newton, NC. Marion accepted the Lord Jesus as her personal savior early in life, and began her Christian walk at Snow Hill AME Zion Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, junior choir member, and a caregiver to the sick and shut in.
R - Her early childhood education was at Central High in Newton NC, and Evanston Township High in Evanston, Ill., After graduating high school she attended CVCC-Hickory NC, Blue Ridge Tech in Hendersonville NC, AB-Tech in Asheville NC, and Shaw University in Raleigh NC, just to name a few of her extended studies.
I - Marion was inspirational and wanted people to use their brains in a positive manner, and encouraged them to make a plan and focus on that plan to move forward to better themselves. She liked to see people laughing and happy and if she could, she would figure out a way to do just that. She was a true lover of people.
O - This lady was outgoing, she loved life, and never met a stranger. She was a world traveler and visited every state in the US. A lover of history, she would often say, “Whatever I see on TV or in a magazine, if it interests me, I will find a way to see it.” Coming from a gospel singing family, she loved music of all kinds and was recognized for starting a youth choir at her old church in Newton NC. In elementary and high School Marion was in band, choir, basketball, softball, cheerleader, a member of the French club and dance group. She really enjoyed having fun. She also was a lady of fashion. From a child and even into adulthood, she knew how to put colors together that only looked good on her. Marion always matched to a tee. Always dressed to the 9's!
N - She leaves to cherish her memory her husband James W. Thompson Sr., children Jane Patton (Joe) of Asheville, Tammy James of Baltimore MD, and Victor "Tink" James (Jernal) of Bowie MD, grandchildren Kimani Fields, Johari Neal, Kayla James, and Stephan James, great-grandchildren Khari Fields, Ki’niyah Fields, Kimiyah Fields, and Amara James, stepsisters Sandra Wallace of Dallax TX, Vanessa Baker (Micheal) of Justice IL, Cora Denise Sigmon of Chicago IL, stepson James Walter Thompson of Nashville TN,
Special Paternal Family Members: Gilbert Clark (Bobbie) of Glen Arden MD, Maxine Chatfield of Newton NC, Dr. Leigh Turner (Robert) of Atlanta GA, Dr. Beverly Ligget’s (Steve) of Lorton VA, JB and the Clark Family of Baltimore MD.
Special Maternal Family Members: Mrs. Vergie Mungro of Newton NC, Pastor Peggy Geter of Hickory NC, Pastor Ricky Mungro (Diane) of Salisbury NC, Evanglist Jerry Mungro (Sharon) of Upper Marlboro MD, Donald Ray Mungro of Newton NC, Robert Shuford, Russell Shuford, and Ronda Bruce all from Charlotte and a host of other relatives and friends.
Special Friends: Rev. William Rice and the class of 1965, Florence and Gene McCorkle of Newton NC, Charles and Sheila Pertiller (CP&L) of Hendersonville NC, Yvonne Watkins of Baltimore MD, and Maggie Fain of Johnson City TN.
Funeral Services honoring the life of Mrs. Marion Jean Thompson will be held on Wednesday November 11th at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 47 Eagle St. in Asheville, NC. The service will be held at 11am. Burial will immediately follow the funeral in the Catawba Memorial Park Cemetery located at 3060 Highway 70 SE, in Hickory, NC. Viewing will be held at Avery's Memorial Chapel on Monday from 11am - 7pm and again on Tuesday from 11am - 7pm. The funeral will be live streamed on Avery's Memorial Chapel's Facebook page.
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