On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, God in His infinite wisdom called to eternal rest our beloved
GEORGIE LEE THOMPSON. He was born October 18, 1949 in Lumberton, North Carolina to the
late Ms. Anne L, Thompson. He was raised by his adopted mother, the late Decola Chambers.
Georgie, affectionalb called George, education was attained in the Robeson County School system
where he graduated from Lumberton High School in 1968. Shortly after graduation George joined
the US Army serving his country faithfully for two years (1970-72). His tour of duty was in Germany.
After his military service, he relocated to Lumberton and became an industrious farmer. He was also
very good in concrete construction. Later George began working at Kelly Springfield Tires, Fayetteville,
NC where he would later retire after over 20 years of service.
George was united in holy matrimony to the late Frankie Ruth McDowell. To this union were two
children, Reginald and Francine.
George was a very affectionate man. He loved people and especially children. His infectious smile
would light up every room he walked in. He never met a stranger and would give rhe shirt off of his
back to help anyone. He possessed a true zeal for life which exemplified in hi.s laughter. He will also be
remembered as one who made his family feel special and loved. George was truly family oriented and
was one who held the family together. His strength was beyond measure despite the years of his illness.
He endured his storms without complaining. George was engaged to the late Cynthia Antoinette Blackmon Epps. To this relationship one
daughter, Imani was born. He also took Cynthia’s kids, Rakia and Ricky as his own.
George and Imani moved to Decatur, Georgia in 2016 tor George to receive
better health care. Decatur would be where George would take his final rest.
George was preceded in death by his son, Reginald Thompson.
He is survived by children: Francine Thompson, Rakia Epps, Ricky Epps
(Soya), and Imani Thompson; grandchildren: Kedonya Fletcher, Jamilia
Thompson, Zaccheus Thompson-Hudson, Reginald Jabari Thompson, Ravin Wactor, Elijah Wactor, Emanuel Wactor, Selena Houatchanthara, Bee Houatchanthara, Indiah Epps, and Yazmyne Epps; four great grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Antionette “Missy” Thompson; three brothers: Linwood Thompson of Florida, Samuel R Thompson of Memphis, TN,
and Reginald Thompson of New York; two sisters: Regina Castro and Katie
Ruben of New York; his aunt, Leia Thompson; his grand-dog whom he
loved dearly, Brownie Marley Thompson; and numerous nephews, nieces,
cousins and extended family.