Lisa Louise Thompson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Lisa Louise Thompson

December 30, 1954 - January 10, 2024

Lisa Louise Thompson, age 69, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, after her courageous battle with uterine cancer.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 30, 1954, she was a daughter of the late Frank T. and Filomena Angela (Vasso) Cerminaro. Lisa graduated from Wilmington High School and soon after got married and started a family. She loved being a homemaker and raising her children. Later, Lisa met the love of her life, James Thompson, and together they lived a wonderful life. She worked at various places before going to the Colonial School District as a manager of Child Nutrition Services. Lisa dedicated 20 years with the district then retired to be a full time Mom-Mom.

Lisa enjoyed visits to the beach with her family and friends. She loved to travel up and down the East Coast to watch Bud at his motorcross races. More importantly, she loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Lisa was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Cerminaro, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, James E. Thompson; children, Jimmy Bursler, Jr. (Melissa), Sara Black (Jeffrey), Crissy Hibbard (Scott), Lisa Hunter (Bryan), and James “Bud” Thompson II (Kelsey); siblings, Susan Maisano (Dave) and David Cerminaro; grandchildren, Courtney, Jason, James, Jordan, Kelsey, Tori, Abigail, Christopher, Patrick, Talan, Connor, Bubba, and Addison; and great-granddaughter, Peyton.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Inurnment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lisa’s memory to Shriners Children’s, Attn: Shriners Children’s, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or online by clicking here.


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28 Condolences for Lisa Louise Thompson

  • Sending prayers for all the family Lisa was a very positive person. She is going to be missed by many. Sending hugs and prayers.

  • My heart goes out to all of Lisa’s family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Vicki (Addie’s other mom-mom)

  • So sorry for your loss. Lisa will be truly missed.
    Frank & Sue

  • Jimmy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Lisa was a very strong person and her will to live was amazing. She loved all of her family so much. I will miss her and her smile. God bless the family and may God give you comfort at this time.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time.

  • My beautiful mother is now an angel… I love you and miss you so much

  • My Deepest Sympathy to Jim and all of the Children. Lisa will be missed by many. Sending Prayers to all of you. Hold tight to the Memories.

  • My condolences to all of you. I am so sorry

  • We would like to express our most sincere condolences to Jim and family. Lisa was a wonderful woman. We had many great times with she and Jim at the Moose Lodge. Lisa will be missed dearly. Hugs and prayers to you all during this difficult time ❤️ 🙏
    Kelly & Brandon Lysinger

  • I remember your mother as a young adult, just a teenager. Spent many happy times with her.

  • My deepest sympathy to Lisa’s beloved family. I had the pleasure of working with Lisa in Colonial. I will fondly remember her smile and laughter, she always had the ability to make others laugh. Lisa loved the children she served and had a great work ethic. We joked about Lisa being Mrs. Clean like her awesome mentor Momma Marie. May you find comfort in the fond memories you shared.

  • Lisa was a force of nature. I was amazed at her strength, courage and sheer determination over the last four years. Lisa loved her family fiercely and I know she will continue to watch over you all. My deepest condolences to all who loved her.

  • So sorry for your loss

    Keep her Christmas Eve smile in your hearts

  • She was not only my mother, she was my best friend, my whole heart. I will forever love and miss you. Please watch over me and my children.

  • Praying for God’s comfort and grace to be upon you.
    Brian and Debbie (Steve Schmittinger’s daughter) Edwards

  • Our prayers are with you and your family.Lisa was a beautiful woman and soul my her body and soul be at rest .

  • The most amazing, wonderful mother anybody could ever have. Love and miss ya so much mama

  • I promise to always make sure Addison remembers her bestfriend/mommom. We love you and miss you, Lisa.

  • So sorry for your loss. Sue talked as bring so proud of you. She loved you very much. I’m sorry we never got to meet you. In our thoughts and prayers

  • Sorry for your loss Jimmy she was a nice person

  • So sorry for your loss. We Will miss you Aunt lisa so much 💔
    So many good memories with her growing up that won’t be forgotten.

  • Our thoughts and prays are with you at this difficult time

  • So sorry to the Cerminaro and Thompson families for the loss of your Beloved Lisa. She was such a strong fighter of her illness til the end and will be terribly missed by all of the family.

  • sorry for your loss, I still have memories of both of you,

  • Sorry to hear about the passing of Lisa. Prayers to the family, she will definitely be missed.

  • Mr Jim and family, to send our deepest sympathy just doesn’t seem like enough. We know how your grief must burden you, this time for you is rough. Try to believe in your heart that this to shall pass and this pain won’t last forever, that sadness will lighten more each day. When that day comes, your memories will focus on the good and not the bad. Instead of feeling burden by tears, you will cherish the happy times you had.
    Heartfelt sympathy,
    Elaine, Mary, Pooch, Kee, Gwen, Vecca, & Victor

  • Jimmy and family, I just wanted to take a minute and say how sorry I am to hear of the passing of Lisa.
    I didn’t realize she was sick and thankful that she’s now at peace thoughts and prayers go out to your family
    Frank and Fran Cebula

  • I am sorry for your loss Jimmy. Sending prayers to you and your family.