Johnell Thompson, Sr., beloved son of the Othynell and Lois Jeffries Thompson,
was born on July 28, 1943 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
He was educated in the public schools of Spartanburg County and was further nurtured by a Christian family He was a retired truck driver for United Van Lines and a concrete finisher.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings, George Jeffries, Willie Jeffries, Carl Jefferies, Eula Davis and Macksine Thompson.
Johnell entered eternal rest on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
He leaves to cherish his memory: two sons, Johnell Thompson, Jr. (Deborah) of Virginia and Rev. Michael Thompson (Angela) of Irmo, SC, from his union with Alta Huskey Thompson; a brother, Billie Thompson (Alma); three sisters, Mary Thompson Dover of Spartanburg, SC, Emma Thompson Waddell, and Betty Thompson Wilkins, of Alexandria, VA; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 13, 12 Noon, in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Michael Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Brooklyn C.M.E. Church Cemetery, Chesnee, SC.
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