Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 8, 2014

Violet Mae Thompson

PRINCETON — Violet Mae Thompson, 74, of Walker Street, Princeton went to meet her Lord and Savior Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born February 15, 1940 in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison Walker and Willie Mae Grubb Walker.

Violet was educated in Princeton and a member of Burke Memorial Baptist Church on Thorn Street in Princeton.

Violet put nothing before her family, having worked hard her entire life, she was always willing to do what it took to provide for her family; she spent several years working as a coal miner and for many years, was the office manager for Mary's Flag Car Service.  

To know Violet would put a smile upon your face, just when you thought it was safe to be around, she would pull a crack on you in a heartbeat, she was of good humor and willing to travel in a drop of a hat. Violet was very proud of her family, and will be remembered by her children and grandchildren as their biggest cheerleader in life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 10 of her siblings: Benjamin Walker, Mary Lou Potts, Ethel Smith, Anna Lee Violette, Joe Walker, Jimmy Walker, Clara Kegley, Ida Helene Walker, Thelma Virginia Walker and Ellen Orelena Walker.

She will be lovingly remembered by her eight children and their spouses: Cassandra Lynn and Michael John Wilkinson of Kalona, IA, Phillip Aaron and Naomi Thompson of Oak Ridge, TN, Clarissa Lee and Bradley Abernethy of Troutville, VA, Jeffery Alan and Mary Carol Thompson of Princeton, Stephen Brian and Trish Thompson of Bastian, VA, Glynn Patrick and Angela Thompson of Princeton, Samantha Lou and Scott Blankenship of Moneta, VA, and William Joseph and Suzanne Thompson of Princeton. And the ones that held the key to her heart, her 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Two siblings: Robert C. “Corky” Walker of Princeton, Becky Davis of Maryland. A host of nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Violet Thompson will be held 11:00 AM Monday, June 9, 2014 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Ron Thomure and her son Phillip Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Trail Cemetery in Princeton.

The family will received friends today (Sunday) from 4 until 6 PM at the funeral home.

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Her grandchildren and great grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

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