Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

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Loretha Sparks Thompson

August 17, 1918February 5, 2020

Loretha Sparks Thompson, 101, of Harmony, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Gordon Hospice House.

Born August 17, 1918 in Wilkes County, she was the daughter of the late William F. Sparks and Clara Sales Sparks.

Loretha worked for Autumn Care in Mocksville for several years, but mainly lived her life making a home for her family. She was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church. She was an avid Bible reader, having read completely through over 50 times.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Woodrow Thompson, who passed away on December 13, 1990 and one son, James Melvin Thompson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, John Franklin Thompson (Louise), Kenneth Lee Thompson (Anna), Audrey June Thompson and Jennifer Thompson Trivette (Bob). She is further survived by eleven grandchildren, Jeffrey Thompson, Lisa T. Le’ge, Angela Koons, Paul Thompson, Jerry Thompson, Darryl Thompson, Doyle Thompson, Regina DeWitt, Jason Thompson, Robert Trivette and Tammy Connolly; twenty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 1:00 PM at Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Daniel Settle officiating.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Thompson family.


  • Gordon Hospice House


  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 7, 2020


Loretha Sparks Thompson

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J Dwight and Carol L. Cartner

February 6, 2020

Please accept our sincere condolence as you begin your grief journey. Our love and prayers will be with all of you.

Tammy Bryson

February 6, 2020

My prayers are with all of the family at this time. Loretta was my favorite that I had the pleasure of taking care of at Jurney’s . I enjoyed her Her Quick wit. She could always come back at you with something sweet or with whatever her opinion was at the time. I will take comfort that she finally caught the bus going home. 🙏🙏🙏