Esther Mae Hayes McQueen Thompson gained her wings on October 15, 2021 at her home in High Point, NC. She was born on August 3, 1932 to the late Emory Hayes Sr. and Lucella McKellar Hayes. She was also preceded in death by her husband Rudolph Thompson Sr. one brother, Emory Hayes Jr, four sisters Luvina and Eunice McKellar, Armeta Hayes and Wanda McKoy, four sons, Rudolph Thompson Jr, James Thompson, Eddie Lee and Richard Charles Thompson, and one daughter, Annette Thompson.
Esther was a faithful member of New Hope where she served on the usher and nurses aid board as well as on the senior choir for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was a beacon of light to others. She was well known in the community as “Ma Esther”. She treated everyone as her own. She worked with the Harringtons, Ivey and McCormick families for years. Her favorite hobbies were cooking her homemade cakes and having her Sunday Family Dinners. She also loved shopping for her grandchildren and going to eat at her favorite restaurants Jimmy Seafood and KFC. She was always talking about the Lord and reading her Bible. She later moved to High Point, NC still trusting in the Lord daily.
She leaves to cherish her legacy and fond memories on earth to her son, Andrew (Ella) Thompson, eight daughters, Mae Helen (Preston) Barr, Hazel (Wilkes) Haney, Darlene (David) Poole, Vanessa (Harold Jean) Williams, Betty Ruth Wheeler, Patrica Moore, Flora Jones and Irene Holmes, Two Daughter-In-Laws, Kathy Thompson and Rosa Thompson, Two Godsons, Brain Harrington and Tyler Davis, Twelve grand children, Sixteen Great-Grandchildren, One Great-Great-Grandchild, one sister, Maxine Bonner of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends of which will miss her dearly.
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