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Celebrating the life of....Emma Smith Thompson



July 28, 1944 - September 19, 2020


Family Gathering: 602 Elizabeth Drive 4:00-8:00 pm ONLY

Thomasville, NC 27360

Public Visitation: Friday, September 25, 2020

1:00-7:00 pm


Graveside Service: Saturday, September 26, 2020

1:00 pm

Holly Hill Memorial Park

401 W. Holly Hill Road, Thomasville NC 27360


A Celebration of Life


Emma Lee Smith Thompson was born on July 28, 1944 in Elberton, Georgia to the late Randolph and Mozell Maxwell Smith.


Mrs. Thompson received her education in the public schools in Elbert County, GA and was united in holy matrimony to Joe Thompson, Jr. and from this union were blessed with four children. She was no stranger to hard work as she worked in numerous capacities in the surrounding community (Circle Manufacturing, Burlington Industries, and Stroupe Mirror) to name a few. However, recognizing that she had the gift of service she returned to school at All American Beauty Academy where she graduated at the top of her class and became a licensed beautician. She owned and operated her own shop, Toni’s Hair Care, where she served clients of all ages, both family and friends.


At an early age, Sister Thompson accepted Christ as her personal savior and she later joined Zion Tabernacle F. B. H. Church of God of the Americas where she served as a Sunday School teacher and a director in the Youth Department. There she impacted the lives of numerous young people, many of which are still reaping the benefits today. She later attended True Deliverance Apostolic Church until her health began to decline. Though church was an important part of her life, her greatest ministry extended beyond the walls of church as was evident by the countless hours she spent caring for other people. She personally cared for several people through feeding them, nursing them, and even moving some into her home and becoming their primary caretaker. She truly lived out the scripture of Matt 25:36 “I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me”.


On Saturday, September 19, 2020 God called his daughter home from labor to reward. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Henry Smith. Left to cherish fond and precious memories of her are four children, Patricia Hopkins (Carlis) and Melvin Thompson of Thomasville, NC; Alvin Thompson (Sharon) of Raleigh, NC; Cheryl Aldridge (Ken) of Stafford, VA; eight grandchildren Jeffrey, Chandra, Patrick, Jazmine, AJ, Aiden, Mariah, and Aaron; five great-grandchildren Jeffrey, Kennadi, Jaylen, Adrian, and Jadarian; sisters Rozell Smith (James), Lucille Anderson, Hattie Wilson (Thomas) of Tampa, FL; Marietta Pearson of Manning, SC; a host of in-laws Morris Thompson (Louise), Beluah Clark, Loretta Washington (Ernest), Adell Johnson (Sam), Rose Bogier (Eddie), and Marylin Thompson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and two devoted friends Ruby Lee Osia and Albert Skeen. We will miss her dearly!