Venita D. Thompson, 89, of Kansas City, Missouri departed this life on Monday, June 7, 2021, at the home. Ms. Venita was born July 4, 1931, to the union of Clifton and Georgia Sills. She was the youngest of five children. She was preceded in death by both parents, four sisters, Mae Jewel Parker (James), Dolonia Payne (Charles), Wanda Kemp (Hosea), Mrs. Brown, two brothers, Carl Sills and Patrick Patterson, three daughters, Sherry A. Jenkins (Esley), Carletta Thompson, Georgia Jackson (LeRoy), son-in-law, William and two great-great grandchildren, James and Demetrius, Jr.
Ms. Venita was educated in the Kansas City School District.
Ms. Venita was married twice, to Robert L. Thompson and Herman Smith, both of whom preceded her in death.
Ms. Venita accepted Christ at an early age and was a life-long member of Grace Spiritual Temple, under the leadership of Bishop Charles N. Slayton. As Senior Mother of the Mother’s Board, she sat on the front row in her white uniform.
Ms. Venita was employed for many years at the Swift Packing House, she then began working at General Diaper Service and then went on to work for the Kansas City School District from which she retired. After retirement, she worked for a Janitorial Service and in her senior years she worked as a Home Health Companion.
Ms. Venita was affectionately known as “GRANDMA’ and I mean Everyone’s grandma, family and friends.
Ms. Venita leaves to cherish her memory, three children, Wayne Thompson (Rosemary), LaWanda Thompson and Lisa Smith (William); twenty-eight grandchildren; thirty-seven great grandchildren; fifty-two great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021, 11:00am at Watkins Heritage Chapel. Interment Blue Ridge Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9am-11am at the chapel. Service conducted by Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be shared on our website. This facility requires social distancing and face coverings indoors.
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