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Ella W. Thompson

COLERAIN, NC – Ella Gray White Thompson, age 80, passed away on February 20, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Thompson was born in Bertie County on January 13, 1937, a daughter of the late Ralph and Lula Mae Cale White.

Ella Gray was retired as a Business Office Supervisor for Carolina Telephone. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, the Ahoskie Woman’s Club and the Woman’s Division of the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce. She loved to travel and spend time with her fellow Carolina Telephone retirees, but most of all, she loved her church and her family.

Besides her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her brothers, Detroy Collins White, Dederick White, and Elder White, and her sister, Girlean Hoggard.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of almost 60 years, Julian Carroll Thompson; two sons, Mark Thompson and wife, Melanie of Pinehurst, NC, and Monte Thompson and wife, Annette of Harrellsville, NC; and her daughter, Anita Thompson of Ahoskie, NC; three grandsons, Clay Thompson of Raleigh, NC, Andy Thompson of Nags Head, NC, and Cody Thompson of Pinehurst, NC; a granddaughter, Kelsey Thompson of Pinehurst, NC; and a sister, Nadine Hewitt of Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life memorial service was held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, with Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze, and Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom officiating. A reception followed the service in the church fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, P.O. Box 649, Ahoskie, NC, 27910 or to Vidant Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910, or you may donate online by visiting www.tmcfunding.com/search, then type Ella Thompson.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel – handled the arrangements for the Thompson family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.