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Bessie Thompson

Born February 17, 1922

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.

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  • My heartfelt condolences to the Thompson family. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your loved one personally but I understand how hard a time like this can be. May memories of her and our Heavenly Father, who is the God of all comfort, give you the strength and comfort that you need (2 Corinthians 1:3). Our Heavenly Father understands your pain because he too has experienced the death of his beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Just as God resurrected his Son, he yearns to resurrect our loved ones as well (Job 14:14, 15). I hope these words give you the comfort and peace you need during this difficult time.