Katie (Smith) Thompson

March 14, 1940 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 81)


Katie Smith Thompson 81, of Whiteville passed on Wednesday April  28, 2021 at her home.  She was born March 14, 1940 in Brunswick county, the daughter of the late Sidney K. Smith and Lura Babson Smith Simmons.

She was preceded in death 2002 by her husband of 39 years, Lawrence Hubert Thompson.

Katie graduated from Waccamaw High School and attended Wingate College.  She formerly owned and operated The Fabric Center in Whiteville in the 60's and 70's. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Whiteville and a member of the Whiteville Garden Club.

She is survived by a son,  John L. Thompson and wife, Angela of Whiteville, a daughter,  Christy Lane Skidmore and fiance, Maury Reaves of Whiteville; grandchildren, Savannah Lane, Laura Blair Thompson, Garrett Thompson and Mason Thompson; a brother, Greg Simmons and wife, Vicky of Leland; a sister, Joyce S. Thomas and husband, Hank of North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Her family expresses their appreciation to her loving caregivers, Nancy Waddell, Betty Williams and Diane Rabon and to her friend and gardener, Freddy Gibbs.

Her funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 1, 2021 graveside at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Fred Senter and Dr. Wayne Brown officiating.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church,  412 N. Madison St., Whiteville, NC 28472

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