Bessie (Coleman) Thompson

June 13, 1935 ~ September 5, 2021 (age 86)


Bessie Lou Thompson, 86, of Whiteville passed on Sunday, September 5, 2021. She was born in Brunswick County, the daughter of the late Corbett and Farrie Simmons Coleman. She was a member of Peace Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Tamie Thompson Hales and husband, John of Ash; four grandchildren, Emily, Wyatt, Isaac and Luke Hales.

Graveside service will be conducted 3:00 pm Thursday, September 9, 2021 at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Whiteville by Rev. John Roberson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard Bernard Thompson and a daughter, Emily Cheryl Thompson.

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