Margaret May Thompson
December 21, 1923 – December 24, 2020
Margaret May Sherman was born on December 21, 1923, in Kansas City, Missouri to George F. Sherman, Sr. and Nellie Hannah Neighbors Sherman. She was the first-born daughter and second child of her parents. She passed away into the everlasting presence of God and Christ on December 24, 2020, in Rolla, Missouri.
She was married to Charence A. Thompson, Jr. on February 20th, 1943, in a double wedding ceremony with her sister, Marion E. Sherman and Aaron Landes, in the Church of the Brethren in Kansas City Missouri. Their only son, Clark Alan Thompson, was born on February 25, 1944.
She was a member of the Messiah Church of the Brethren, and had been a lifetime deacon since 1957. Over the years, she worked in the Eastside Outreach Pantry, served as church secretary and office manager, taught Sunday school for 25 years, and served as Director for the Brethren District Camps for Youths and Juniors for over ten years. She was ordained as a minister in the Church of the Brethren on February 20, 1993.
She began working for M-2 / W-2 Volunteers prison ministry in 1976, and started a ministry program to teach life skills and minister to prisoners in the Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson County and Chilicothe jails which continued until 1998. She returned to school in 1980 and graduated from Longview University with a degree in Criminal Justice in 1982. She loved to sew, cook, read and write poetry and sermons. She would like to be remembered for her faithful response to God's call to serve others, and for her belief in Jesus' teachings concerning forgiveness and our eternal salvation, offered to all sinners.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers George F. Sherman, Jr. and William M. Sherman and sister Marion E. Landes. She is survived by son Clark A. Thompson and wife, Linda J. Thompson of Grandview, Missouri; grandson Bryan A. Thompson of Rolla, Missouri; granddaughter Tamara J. Carrell and husband, Joshua Carrell, of Independence, Missouri; great grandchildren Haley Carrell, Tristan Carrell, and Finnegan Carrell, and many loving nieces and nephews.
The family requests that flowers be sent to McGilley and Sheil Funeral Home, 11924 E. 47th Street, Kansas City Missouri, 64133. The funeral will be held at the Blue Springs Cemetery, 2800 SW Walnut St., Blue Springs, Missouri, 64015 at Noon on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
Saturday, January 2, 2021