Blanche Lorene Williams Thompson

MERIDIAN — Services for Blanche Lorene Williams Thompson will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Decatur United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Thompson, 90, a residence of Aldersgate, Meridian, died Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Riley Hospital.
She was born December 14, 1919 in Meridian, the third child of Richard and Ione Williams.
Mrs. Thompson was a lifetime member of United Methodist Women. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, traveling the United States as well as several countries and continents. Mrs. Thompson also enjoyed handwork; such as quilting, raggedy Ann dolls and crafts. She served as her church treasurer for many years and wrote her autobiography in 2005.
Survivors include daughters, Rosalyn Mayes of Starkville, Christine Riley (William) of Meridian, Ellen Johnson (Bob Tom) of Forest, Janice Tingle (Hardy) of The Villages, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Albert Thompson, one grandson, Bob Tom Johnson, Jr.; ab rother, George Arron Williams; and sisters Charlotte Tims and Maude Franklin.
The family request memorials be made to Decatur United Methodist Church, 268 W. Broad Street, Decatur, MS 39327 or Aldersgate Chapel Fund, 6600 PSD, Meridian, MS 39305.
Family and friends may sign online guestbook at
Visitation will be held Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Decatur United Methodist Church.