Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary

7924 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ


Ethel Louise Thompson

December 21, 1928July 23, 2020

Ethel Louise Thompson, 91, of Glendale, Arizona went to be with Jesus Christ on July 23, 2020. Ethel was born on December 21, 1928 in Macon, Georgia to Viola Hinson, one of eight children. Ethel grew up in Cochran with her siblings, attending school and helping with household chores and taking care of her siblings. She enjoyed going to school and learning new things.

Ethel met and married Morris Junior in 1946. They had four beautiful children together, who they brought up in church. The Thompson’s were a musical family, with everyone playing an instrument or singing. Ethel and M.J. relocated to Arizona in 1971 for a federal employment opportunity while they continued their ministry. After Ethel’s husband retired, they dedicated their time to full-time ministry. Throughout their lifetime, they both pastored and helped build churches while evangelizing and preaching the gospel throughout the Southwest. Ethel was a homemaker, prayer warrior, powerful preacher and she wrote many of the songs that she would sing as her husband played the guitar. Ethel and her husband stayed true to their faith, bringing many souls to Christ and she continued to evangelize until her health declined in 2010.

Ethel was an artist, drawing and painting beautiful pictures. She was a seamstress, making beautiful fashionable clothing and household décor. She showed off her Southern Cooking culinary skills by regularly cooking for family and church gatherings. She truly loved her family and assisted in raising her granddaughter, who referred to her as “Nannie”. Ethel had a heart full of love, always putting others before herself. She had a wonderful sense of humor, bringing laughter and light everywhere she went.

Ethel leaves behind her children Lester Thompson and Sandra Bush; grandchildren LaChele Renee Voelkel and her husband Mark Voelkel, Trent Gibson, Tanya Hope Thompson, Casey Thompson, and M. Jason Thompson; twelve great grandchildren including Jourdan Davis; and two great great grandchildren. Ethel is preceded by all of her siblings, her husband M. J. Thompson (2004), her children Casey and Karl Thompson; and her granddaughter Glenna E. Thompson.

Family and Friends wishing to help with the services, please call Chapel of the Chimes directly to make contribution's.


  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, August 7, 2020


Ethel Louise Thompson

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