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Lois May Wilkie Thompson

Posted By Hall-Wynne On March 22, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Mrs. Lois May Wilkie Thompson, 93, of Pittsboro, NC, died March 22, 2009, at the Laurels of Chatham. Mrs. Thompson was born May 8, 1915 in Moncure, NC, the daughter of Mont Thomas Wilkie and Florence Helen Poe. While attending Radford University, she was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, and graduated in 1934 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Lois taught in Cumberland County for 6 years, followed by 32 years in the Chatham County School System as a 2nd grade teacher at Moncure and Pittsboro Elementary. She was a member of Pittsboro United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. Mrs. Thompson remained an active participant in many functions of the church throughout her life. After her retirement from teaching, Lois was involved with the Retired Teachers Association of Chatham County for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen T. Sorrell and husband W.T. of Valdese, NC; two sons and dauthers-in-law, Bill and Cathy Thompson of Pittsboro, and Jim and Laura Thompson of Overland Park, KS; five grandchildren; and four great gandchildren. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Thompson, a son, Tommy Thompson, four brothers, three sisters, two grandsons, and one great grandchild.

The service to celebrate Mrs. Thompson’s life will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Pittsboro United Methodist Church, conducted by Dr. Jan Nicholson-Hill. Interment will follow at the Haywood Independent Bible Church Cemetery in Moncure, NC. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Pittsboro United Methodist Church, Children’s and Youth Ministries, 71 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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Condolences for the family of “Lois May Wilkie Thompson”

Condolence from Judy McIver Crumpler on March 24th, 2009 12:00 am

Mrs. Thompson was one of my favorite teachers – and she loved her students. As evidenced by her longivity in life – 93 years – she lived a full and rewarding life and I’m sure her family will miss her terribly. May God wrap his arms around you and may you find peace and comfort in his arms at this particular time of loss and in the coming years. Judy McIver Crumpler.

Condolence from Arnette Crocker Tressel on March 24th, 2009 12:00 am

Mrs. Thompson was a most positive influence on young people and an asset to the Moncure/Haywood community. She was kind and gracious to all. My heartfelt condolences to her family and all of those who loved her.

Condolence from Scott Davis on March 24th, 2009 12:00 am

Dear Helen, I’m very sorry for your loss. Please call if there is something I can do.

Condolence from Natalie Andrews Miller on March 25th, 2009 12:00 am

Mrs. Thompson was my second grade teacher at Pittsboro Primary. I enjoyed her everyday and her dog that walked with her to school every day! She was my favorite teacher and I stayed in contact with her over the years. I enjoyed her sweet company so much. I went to see her in her last days and I asked how she was doing. She said, “I don’t know, but God is with me.” She was a very smart and sweet lady who touched my life and I will always remember her. You are all in my thoughts.

Condolence from Paula Fiest ONeal on March 25th, 2009 12:00 am

Billy and Cathy I am very sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful lady. I had her as a teacher myself. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Daun Conrad on April 12th, 2009 12:00 am

I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Thompson’s passing, and didn’t hear the news until after the services. She was such a sweet lady and I have many fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Condolence from George G. Stradtman, Jr. on December 21st, 2010 12:00 am

Aunt Lois had an enormous impact on my life, that was far out of proportion to the weeks that I was privileged to spend in her presence, spread out over vacations in North Carolina in my childhood and early adulthood. She was gentle, kind, courageous, and one of the most literate people I’ve ever known. She was proof of the saying that truly intelligent people don’t feel the need to prove it to others.

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