Maxwelton-Blanche Maddy Thompson, 92, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Greenbrier Manor in Fairlea after a life well lived.
Born Apr. 9, 1921, at War Ridge, Monroe County, she was the daughter of Lemuel Kenna and Lou Esta Shumate Maddy.
In her younger years, she worked as a beautician in Washington, DC, and in Hinton, and as the smiling face behind the counter at Thompson’s Market in Maxwelton, a business she and her husband owned an operated in the 1960s and 1970s. With her husband, she also lived and farmed in Monroe, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Lewisburg, now the Lewisburg Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 60 years, Alton Thompson; two sons, Eddie K. and Kenna Ray Thompson; sister, Mary Grove; and three brothers, Woodrow, Leonard and Frank Maddy.
Survivors include: three daughters, Sandra Woods (Rodney) of Los Lunas, New Mexico, LouElla Lewis (Chuck) of Lewisburg and Ruth Warren (Sam) of Frankford; two sisters, Clara Pack of Roanoke and Helen Helms of Hinton; brother-in-law, Bill Thompson (Estelle) of Nimitz; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the residents, staff and extended “family” of Greenbrier Manor, who provided a caring home for their mom in her last years.
Funeral services for Blanche will be Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at New Hope Methodist Church at Marie with Rev. Hayden “Skip” Furrow and Rev. Jonathan Comer officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family received family and friends Friday evening, Aug. 9 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
Another visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Informal attire is appropriate for Saturday’s funeral service because of the family reunion!!
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be sent to: New Hope Cemetery Fund, HC 65 Box 110, Wayside, WV 24985, or Greenbrier Manor Activity Dept., RR 2 Box 159A, Lewisburg, WV 24901, or a charity of one’s choice.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.