Helen Alphagean Thompson departed this life on Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was born in Sparta, NC on February 12, 1923 to the late Curtis Andrew and Eva Mae (Choate) Thompson. She was the beloved wife for 44 years to the late James Lawrence Thompson, Sr.
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Helen had retired after many years as a Para-professional for the Cecil County Public Schools. She was a faithful member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in North East, MD. Helen was the matriarch of her family and was a caring person to many people.
Helen was the adoring mother of seven children, James Lawrence Thompson, Jr., Donald C. Thompson (Diana), Marilyn R. Thompson, Mark D. Thompson (Ernestine), A. Neal Thompson (Sharon), Les D. Thompson (Wanda) and the late Gene Allen Thompson. She was the beloved Grandmother of 22, Ryan S. Thompson, David S. Thompson, James Thompson, III (Kimberly), Barbara L. Parker (Burnell), Lorie A. Redivo (Dan), Tracy El Fiki (Hussam), Gene Thompson, II (Jen), Colleen Magaw, Bianca Oakes, Derek C. Thompson, July L. Thompson, Jaime Thompson-Dean, Phillip Carey, Trina Harley (Gerald), Marquie Brusaferro (Doni), Christine Givens (Charles), Jessika A. Williams (Walter), A. Neal Thompson, II, Angelique M. Thompson, Les Thompson, II, LeShawn D. Thomas (Phillip) and Justine N. Davis (Ralph). Helen was the Great-Grandmother of Forty-seven and Great-Great Grandmother of Five. She is survived by her sister Dorethea Christie of Oxford, PA.
A viewing will be held on August 16, 2019 from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the North East United Methodist Church 308 S. Main Street, North East, MD 21901, followed by a Celebration of Life starting at 11 A.M.
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