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Anna Ilene Thompson

17 September, 194712 June, 2021
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Anna Ilene Thompson, 73 of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord Saturday June 12, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Anna was born in Charleston on September 17, 1947 to the late Bennie and Janet Dabney Hopkins. She was a retired registered nurse with CAMC with 46 years of service; she attended the Rand First Church of the Nazarene and the Elk River First Church of the Nazarene. She loved to do the two step with her favorite partner (Ray) and she enjoyed spending time at the beach. “Baby, you loved to set on the front porch and listen to the birds. You would ask me if I could hear them and I would say no and then I would get my hearing aid, and then I could. Well, now you are sitting on Heaven’s front porch listening to the birds and looking down upon us. I will join you someday soon and we can sit and hold hands and listen to the birds together. But for now you will be one of the birds singing to us down here.” Anna is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Ray Thompson; children, Leo Del (Lea Ann) Kay III, Chuckie (Laci) Kay, David (Sarah) Kay, Joey (Jenny) Kay; step children, Susan (Susie) Thompson and Ray “Willy” (Lisa) Thompson; sisters, Emil Hopkins, Karen Morton and Cathy Schlang; brothers, Benny (Patty) Hopkins and Sonny “Grover” (Beverly) Hopkins; brother-in-law, Dallas Thompson; sister-in-law, Vickie Thompson; an amazing Grammy to fourteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday June 17, 2021 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden with Pastors Earl Cochran and Randy Ledsome officiating. Burial will follow at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Please be fully aware of the new State and CDC guidelines for wearing a mask when attending services. Unvaccinated persons must wear a mask and social distancing should still be observed by all. The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

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Anna and Don Nichols

17 June 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We have recalled our dancing together with Anna and Ray years ago. Great friends with them. Couldn't ask for better people to have as friends.

Vicki Morris-Stanley

16 June 2021

I Always remember going to the house when Karen and I was in grade school Anna was older but I remember her playing the piano we were cousins her grandfather Dabney was my grandmother Bert brother

Terry Larck

15 June 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family in the loss of Anna.

Hope Smith

14 June 2021

My sweet Grammy my heart just breaks! We’ve had so many good memories that I will cherish until we meet again! You’ve always had such a big heart and just so so full of love ❤️ I love you and I just know you are dancing away up there and looking down on all of us smiling away. Keep watching over all of us Grammy

Paula Stuart-Tuell

14 June 2021

My biggest memory of Anna was in March 1988. I was in the hospital in very bad shape with internal bleeding that couldn't be found. She was my nurse that week I spent there. She was so kind and comforting to me during that time when I was afraid and worried about the outcome.
Love and prayers to my family during this time of grief.

Ginny Mcclanahan

14 June 2021

She was one special person. She will be missed. As a nurse we both worked together for years and was a great co worker. So sorry for your loss.

Kelly Ratliff

13 June 2021

So sorry to hear about Anna. I remember many times going places like the Dairy Queen in her car with all the kids riding with her. She was the first to drive and she loaded all of us in her car and it was a thrill to go with her. I never told her how much I appreciated her doing that for me when I was little. Thank you so much, Anna, and may you rest in peace.

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