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Steven Craig Thompson

June 17, 1964October 17, 2020
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Steven Craig Thompson, 56, passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Steve was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Mary Sue Thompson and William Rayford Thompson.

Steve graduated from Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, VA in 1982. He owned and operated Thompson's Landscaping Services, Inc for more than 25 years. Steve had a passion for landscaping design and maintenance of properties. He especially enjoyed being outdoors and utilizing his creative talents. Steve valued relationships with his long-time customers over the years - and took great pride in his work. He had a strong work ethic and liked to be productive.

Steve was a kind person with a gentle heart. He was gifted with a keen sense of humor and was often able to find humor in most anything he encountered. Steve truly loved his family and treasured his special friends. He especially enjoyed his canine companions - Whiskey, Shamrock, Sadie and Ruckus.

Steve enjoyed family/holiday gatherings, getting together with friends and riding his bike on the boardwalk. During his later years he was not able to do some of these activities as much due to increasing health limitations. He always enjoyed eating out and trying new restaurants.

Steve was deeply loved and will be missed by those who were fortunate to have known him. Our hearts are truly broken.

Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Susan E. Thompson; aunt, Susan Lockamy Norman; and his cherished, long time special friends, Anthony, Tracey, Joe, David, Rob, Mark J, and Mike J.

A celebration of Steve's life will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Smith & William's Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. He will be privately laid to rest at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Virginia Beach SPCA at www.vbspca.com.

Please visit his webpage at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com to leave a note of condolence.

  • FAMILY

  • Susan E. Thompson, Sister
  • Susan Lockamy Norman, Aunt
  • Anthony, Cherished long time friend
  • Tracey, Cherished long time friend
  • Joe, Cherished long time friend
  • David, Cherished long time friend
  • Rob, Cherished long time friend
  • Mark J., Cherished long time friend
  • Mike J., Cherished long time friend

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Mike Jackson

November 3, 2020

Susan, I was saddened to get a call from you that Steve had passed away. I remember that it was a little more than a month before Steve’s passing that I was calling you to tell you of my brother’s passing (Mark). Our families have known each other for 40 years and we have been blessed by your family’s kindness, friendship, and care for our family. During Steve’s memorial service, it was shared how much he cared for people. Our family got to see Steve’s caring nature up close. We knew that Steve was able to see people for the goodness in their heart. As kids, we graduated as Bayside Marlins and we eventually moved away from Lake Smith Terrace. Our parents still lived their which gave us the opportunity to still see each other. Over the past few weeks, I had time to reflect on many fond memories of Steve and your family. I remember his truck coming down the street with the lawn equipment. He would always wave to our family as the truck came by and would speak with Mark and ask how he was doing. Your Dad was an avid golfer and enjoyed having a beautiful yard. After your Dad’s passing, Steve came by every week to keep the yard up to your Dad’s high standard. I always enjoyed the bond that you, your Mom and Steve had after your Dad’s passing. I enjoyed seeing how you all made a commitment to get together each Sunday to have dinner. You all knew how important it was to keep that family bond. When your Mom passed away three years ago, you and Steve keep that bond. Although Steve’s health was getting worse over the years, you stood beside him during those difficult times. Now is the time that we move into a different chapter of our lives and we get to share the memories of Steve. Our friendship will continue and my prayers continue to be with you during this next chapter of your life.

Patti Pittard

October 24, 2020

Susan,
So very sorry to hear about Steve. My heart broke when Mike called to tell me the news. I can still visualize him as a young boy playing with Mike & Mark in each others yards. Hold on to your wonderful memories and know he's in the Lords house now.

Tina M

October 23, 2020

I was privileged to know Steve thru his sister, my best friend, Suz. He was sweet, funny and amazing in what he accomplished with his landscaping business. I'm glad I had a chance to share in their family moments they had together with their mom, Sue.

Laura Mock

October 21, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this news. Arms around his sister, family and friends. May your memories full of many laughs give you comfort during this difficult time. RIP Steve Laura

Jean Corletto

October 21, 2020

Steve was part of my family for many years. His love for beauty in the landscape he cared for was exceptional. He was a kind, thoughtful man. I am so sad at his passing. Rest In Peace Steve.
Jean Corletto.

Kenny Anderson

October 20, 2020

So sorry to hear this!..What a great guy!..Back in the early 80's. Steve, Tom, Mitch and myself worked for Northlanding Nursery..there wasn't a day that went by that he didn't have us laughing about something he did or said!..He was a great guy with a big heart!. I hadn't seen him in years but I have wonderful memories of the good time we had working together that I will always cherish!...Rest in peace my friend!

Shawn Smith

October 18, 2020

Such a great guy. Prayers for all of Steve’s family and friends.
RIP my friend.

Shawn

Biography

Steven Craig Thompson, 56, passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Steve was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Mary Sue Thompson and William Rayford Thompson.

Steve graduated from Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, VA in 1982. He owned and operated Thompson's Landscaping Services, Inc for more than 25 years. Steve had a passion for landscaping design and maintenance of properties. He especially enjoyed being outdoors and utilizing his creative talents. Steve valued relationships with his long-time customers over the years - and took great pride in his work. He had a strong work ethic and liked to be productive.

Steve was a kind person with a gentle heart. He was gifted with a keen sense of humor and was often able to find humor in most anything he encountered. Steve truly loved his family and treasured his special friends. He especially enjoyed his canine companions - Whiskey, Shamrock, Sadie and Ruckus.

Steve enjoyed family/holiday gatherings, getting together with friends and riding his bike on the boardwalk. During his later years he was not able to do some of these activities as much due to increasing health limitations. He always enjoyed eating out and trying new restaurants.

Steve was deeply loved and will be missed by those who were fortunate to have known him. Our hearts are truly broken.

Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Susan E. Thompson; aunt, Susan Lockamy Norman; and his cherished, long time special friends, Anthony, Tracey, Joe, David, Rob, Mark J, and Mike J.

A celebration of Steve's life will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Smith & William's Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. He will be privately laid to rest at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Virginia Beach SPCA at www.vbspca.com.

Please visit his webpage at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com to leave a note of condolence.

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