Ella Gray White Thompson

January 13, 1937 - February 20, 2017

01/13/1937 - 02/20/2017

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Wednesday February 22, 2017
2:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Ahoskie
312 Main Street West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

COLERAIN, NC – Ella Gray White Thompson, age 80, passed away on February 20, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Thompson was born in Bertie County on January 13, 1937, a daughter of the late Ralph and Lula Mae Cale White. Ella Gray was retired as a Business Office Supervisor for Carolina Telephone. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, the Ahoskie Woman’s Club and the Woman’s Division of the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce. She loved to travel and spend time with her fellow Carolina Telephone retirees, but most of all, she loved her church and her family.

Besides her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her brothers, Detroy Collins White, Dederick White, and Elder White, and her sister, Girlean Hoggard.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of almost 60 years, Julian Carroll Thompson, two sons, Mark Thompson and wife, Melanie of Pinehurst, NC, Monte Thompson and wife, Annette of Harrellsville, NC; and her daughter, Anita Thompson of Ahoskie, NC; three grandsons, Clay Thompson of Raleigh, NC, Andy Thompson of Nags Head, NC, and Cody Thompson of Pinehurst, NC; a granddaughter, Kelsey Thompson of Pinehurst, NC; and a sister, Nadine Hewitt of Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, with Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze, and Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom officiating.   There will be a reception immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, P.O. Box 649, Ahoskie, NC, 27910 or online by Clicking Here or directly to Vidant Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910 or online by Clicking Here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Thompson family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Trish Jernigan Carson
6 years ago

Monte and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember when we lived on Memorial Drive and your family lived on the other side of Creech Memorial. I even have an old picture that Mama took of the three of us (You, me and Denise) playing in the back yard. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time. God bless you.

Janice McRae
6 years ago

Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Love you,
George and Janice

Rev. Richard Rice
6 years ago

Anita and family, we are very sorry for your loss of your mother and wife. We could not get to the Memorial Service yesterday, but our thoughts and prayers were with you all. Your loss is great, but God is greater! I hope the when we are both able, we can get together. Blessings! Rev. Dick & Ellen Rice

Jimmy and Rhonda Cotton
6 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. We know you will miss your dear loved one and our hearts go out to you all. May God’s peace, love, and comfort be sensed by each of you through the coming hours and days.

Kim and Terri Whitley
6 years ago

Dear Mark and Family, So sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family in this difficult time.

Carolyn &a Larry Newsome
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Sending good thoughts and prayers for you all.

Laverne and Robert Perry
6 years ago

Carroll and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Mitzi McKenzie
6 years ago

Mark and family, our prayers are with you and your family.

Dr. Jeff Crabtree
6 years ago

Sending love and prayers to the family. The membership of Harrellsville Baptist Church are praying for Monte and the family during this time of loss. May the Lord surround you all with His power and presence. Peace and love to all of you!. From Harrellsville Baptist Church