February 17, 1922 – July 30, 2016
Bessie Thompson, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Born in Newark, DE on February 17, 1922, Mrs. Thompson was the daughter of the late Edward and Aria (Smith) Larimore. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family.
An exceptional cook, Mrs. Thompson took great pride in preparing delicious home cooked meals for her loved ones. She adored animals and devoted many hours feeding and tending to countless homeless cats. Above all else, Mrs. Thompson was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt who will be very dearly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Thompson who passed away in 2001. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her son, Roger E. Thompson (Carolyn) of Newark; grandchildren, David Thompson, Sr. and Bonnie Wagner (Bill, Sr.) all of Newark; great grandchildren, David Thompson, Jr. of New Castle, Bill Wagner, Jr. of Newark, Nicole Thompson of New Castle, Jamie Wagner of Newark and Jody Wagner of Newark; and nephew, Clarence Sheats of Stanton.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon, August 3, 2016, at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 1:30 pm until 2 pm. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.