Marie E. Thompson
April 21, 1960 – December 18, 2014
Marie E. Thompson, age 54, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014.
A native Delawarean, Marie was born in Wilmington on April 21, 1960 and was a daughter of the late Howard Thompson and Ellen Tobin Thompson. She was employed as a department manager for Wal-Mart for the past 19 years, working first at the Pennsville, NJ store and later at the company’s Elsmere location.
A 35 year member of the ladies auxiliary of the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, Marie gave of her time and talents by serving as a past and current financial secretary. Additionally, she was a longtime member of the Cornerstone Senior Center in Newark. Marie was an avid NASCAR and Dallas Cowboys fan and liked watching professional wrestling on television. She enjoyed listening to country music and was especially fond of Travis Tritt. Marie adored her family and loved spending time with her precious great niece and nephews. She will be remembered as a kind and compassionate person who always had a kind word for everyone she met and will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Howard “Mickey” Thompson, Jr. and Robert “Bobby” Thompson, Sr. and by a sister, Jean Thompson. Marie is survived by her sister, Patricia “Pat” Thompson; sister-in-law, Cheryl Thompson; close cousin, Theresa McKee; nephews, Michael Thompson (Reagan), Robert “Joey” Thompson, Jr. (Kelly) and Brian Thompson, Sr. (Kim); great niece and great nephews, Karley, Mikey, Jr., Brian Jr., Caleb, Noah and Hunter; and a host of other nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, December 23, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marie’s name may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 600 Reed Road, #104, Broomall, PA 19008 or to the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.