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Shirley Ray Thompson

March 17, 1941 April 13, 2019
Shirley Ray Thompson
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Obituary for Shirley Ray Thompson

Shirley Ray Thompson, 78, of Danville passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Roman Eagle Nursing Home after a recent decline in health. He was born on March 17, 1941 in Pittsylvania County to the late Mable Holley Wilson and Joseph Carter Thompson.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, John Christopher Thompson, and sister, Patsy Jo Thompson.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 56 years, Bonnie Holley Thompson. Together they found a friendship, raised a family, and built a beautiful marriage. Their daughter Holly Rae Thompson Jones was his pride and joy. Married to Cary Gene Jones, she made him Poppy to three loving grandchildren, Hunter Gene Jones, Harper Grayson Jones, and Haven Gray Jones. Not a day went by that he was not involved directly in the lives of his grandchildren.

Additionally, he is survived by sisters Temple Faye Dyer (Bill), Barbara Cook (Jerome), Jeannie Thompson, and Brenda Smith and brother Joseph Thompson, Jr (Gwen).

He attended North Main Baptist Church. Ray graduated from Whitmell Farm Life School and served in the Virginia National Guard. He worked as a Locomotive Engineer for Norfolk-Southern Railway for twenty-five years.

A visitation will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Norris Funeral Home, Mt. Hermon Chapel from 6:30 to 8pm, and at other times at the residence. The Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2 PM, and will be conducted by the Reverend Mike Hearp and Reverend Cecil Coates.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Thompson family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.


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Visitation

Monday

15

Apr

6:30 PM 4/15/2019 6:30:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/15/2019 8:00:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, VA 24540

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel
3995 Franklin Turnpike Danville 24540 VA
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

16

Apr

2:00 PM 4/16/2019 2:00:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, VA 24540

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel
3995 Franklin Turnpike Danville 24540 VA
United States
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