It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved MiMi Rita Thompson who departed this world on 11/27/23. She was a pillar of strength, a beacon of love, and a source of endless wisdom. Her departure leaves a void in our lives that can never be filled.
Born on 5/4/43, Rita lived a remarkable life filled with love, compassion, and selflessness. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and an extraordinary grandmother. Her unwavering dedication to her family and husband was evident in every aspect of her life which included a 60 year anniversary with her loving husband Kenneth Blackie Thompson.
Rita had a heart as vast as the ocean, always ready to embrace and comfort those in need. Her warm smile and gentle touch had the power to heal even the deepest wounds. She possessed an innate ability to make everyone around her feel cherished and valued, leaving an indelible mark on their lives.
Her kitchen was a sanctuary of love and nourishment, where she would whip up mouthwatering dishes that brought the family together. The aroma of her signature recipes will forever linger in our memories, reminding us of the joyous moments we shared around the dining table.
Rita had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a passion for storytelling, shopping, gambling and table games. Her stories transported us to different worlds, teaching us valuable lessons about life, resilience, and the importance of cherishing every moment. Her wisdom was a guiding light, illuminating our paths during times of darkness. She had an unwavering faith in the goodness of humanity and a deep-rooted spirituality that provided solace during challenging times. Rita was a devout believer, finding strength in her faith and sharing it with those around her. Her unwavering devotion to her beliefs served as an inspiration to all who knew her.
In her free time, Rita enjoyed tending to her garden, where she nurtured vibrant blooms that mirrored her own radiant spirit. She found solace in nature, often spending hours surrounded by its beauty, finding peace and tranquility in its embrace.
Rita leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and compassion. She will be deeply missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all those fortunate enough to have known her. Her memory will forever be etched in our hearts, serving as a constant reminder of the incredible woman she was.
As we bid farewell to our beloved Rita, let us celebrate her life and the profound impact she had on each of us. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her spirit continue to guide and protect us. Rest in peace, dear Rita knowing that your love will forever live on within us. She is survived by her loving husband; Kenneth "Blackie" Thompson, one son; Kenneth Ray Thompson Jr., daughters; Mary Osborn, Siane Mudgett,and Rhonda Jordan, 9 Grandchildren, and 17 Great- Grandchildren. Maudie is preceded in death by her parents, 15 siblings, one daughter; Gayla Thompson, son in-law; Curtis Jordan and one great- grandchild; Payton Jordan.