Louise Thompson was born on June 4, 1923 in Ogemaw, Arkansas to the union of Fedory and Ruby Cann. Louise was the oldest of her two brothers Elmer and Perry who both preceded her in death. She loved cooking, baking, and sewing and quickly learned these things after losing her mother at the age of 4 years old. As a kid in Ogemaw, Louise worked in the cotton fields and as a housekeeper. She married her first husband Ervin Coleman in 1940 and they moved from Arkansas to Texas. They were blessed to have six kids (Katherine, Milrene, Ruby, Ervin Jr., Juanita, and Judy). Unfortunately, after 10 years of marriage she lost her beloved Ervin in a car accident. She later moved back to Arkansas and married Elree Thompson. Through their union they were blessed with six kids as well (Shirley, Ray, Alice, John, Lucille, and Maurice). In 1957, she moved to Kansas City working as a housekeeper for several hotel chains and as a cook at Kresge's Restaurant in downtown KC. Louise worked very hard and no sacrifice was too great for her family. She was known to work 2 or 3 jobs at the same time in order to provide for them. Finally in the 1960s, she began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at the Riversene Nursing Home and Melodia Nursing Home. After working at the Melodia Nursing Home for over 20 years she retired in 1990. Louise Thompson departed this life on February 6, 2021. She leaves to celebrate her life and rejoice in her homegoing, her daughter Katherine Broome, Milrene Smith, Ruby Turner, Judy Coleman, Lucille Brooker, her son Maurice Thompson and (Juanita Wallace, Shirley Thompson, Ray Thompson, John Thompson, Alice Fry, and Elvin Coleman, all preceded her death) and a host of over 100 grandkids & great, great grandkids. Louise experienced great joy and tremendous suffering in her 97 years but her capacity to love and forgive is undeniable and will live on for generations!
Memorial Services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, February 13th at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel 1800 E Linwood Blvd KCMO 64109. Private Disposition.
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