Eleanor Jane Thompson

December 22, 1938July 4, 2018

Funeral service for Eleanor Jane Crossley Thompson, 79 of Anniston will be 2:30 pm, Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary with Dr. Barton Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Edgemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Thompson passed away July 4, 2018 at Noland Hospital with her daughter by her side.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda (Barton) Owens; grandchildren, Christopher Owens, Wendy (Jason) Umetsu, Jennifer (Jason) Chaplain and Shannon (Tabitha) Delaney; many great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John B. Thompson; daughter, Debbie Carol Delaney; sons, John Morris Thompson and Jerome Bryant Thompson and her parents, H. Cooper and Nellie Crossley.

She was retired from Kmart and Singlemon Card Company, loved her cookbooks and was well known by her pecan pie recipe.


  • H Cooper Crossley I, Father
  • Nellie Kennedy, Mother
  • John B Thompson, Husband
  • Brenda Owens (Barton), Daughter
  • Christopher Owens, Grandchild
  • Wendy Umetsu (Jason), Grandchild
  • Jennifer Chaplain (Jason), Grandchild
  • Shannon Dulaney (Tabitha), Grandchild


  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, July 8, 2018

Eleanor Jane Thompson

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Denise Landmon

July 6, 2018

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know Eleanor Thompson. Our family moved to “the hill” when I was 4. Her house was the neighborhood hangout for all the kids, and she didn’t mind sending us home if we got out of line. She fiercely loved her children and was there for them whenever they needed her.
A few months after my brother passed away, she sent a photo to my mother of a neighborhood birthday party for one of her children that had my brother in it, it just happened to be my brother’s birthday that day. It brought comfort to my mother that he was alright and I will be forever greatful to Ms Thompson for that. Prayers for peace for you Brenda and family.