Mr. James G. (Jimmy) Thompson, age 72, of Summerville, GA, passed away Friday November 20, 2020, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Thompson was born January 10, 1948, in Summerville, GA the son of James and Myrtle Sparks Thompson. He was a member of North Summerville Baptist Church, where he served as song director for many years and senior deacon. He was retired from Jackson Chevrolet, employed with the Mason Funeral Home as assistant funeral director. He was preceded in death by his first wife Patsy Thompson, daughter, Patti Willingham, and his son, Joel Thompson.
Survivors include his loving wife, Joyce Thompson, daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jeremy Croy, grandchildren, Adam & Jessi Willingham, Jesse & Abbigail Willingham, Sarah & Garrett Hurley Joshua Willingham, Kyle Davis, Mikinzie & Jeremy Anderson, Lightnin & Ashley Croy, Rees & Nick Tutton, great grandchildren, Ryan Anderson, Brantley Anderson, Hadley Anderson, Coleman Gilreath, Sailor Croy, Reed Willingham, Avery Willingham, Rett Hurley, sister, Tammy T. Watson, son-in-law Eddy Willingham, step-son, Erik & Lori Mann.
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Jimmy Thompson will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday November 23, 2020, at Greenhills Memory Gardens, with Rev. Tom Russell and Rev. Sammy Barrett officiating. Active pallbearers will be Adam Willingham, Jesse Willingham, Joshua Willingham, Lightnin Croy, Tim Wilson, and Robby Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Class of North Summerville Baptist Church, Lenny Wilson, lifelong friend Jackie Humphrey, Tom & Mary Russell, Elsie Hall, and our special nurses that helped us throughout the years, Shelena Chisolm & Matt Russell.
Mr. Thompson will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. Monday. The Thompson family along with the staff of Mason Funeral Home remind anyone in attendance to keep in mind the current guidelines and restrictions set forth by the C.D.C. as it pertains to social gatherings including social distancing, gathering limits, and face masks.
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