Freda Mae Clayton “Nanny” Thompson, 72, a resident of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, Sept. 30, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Coker Thompson; mother, Margaret Cronin Henry; stepfather, James Henry; father, James H. Clayton; stepmom, Mildred Kilgore Clayton; brothers: James Larry Clayton and J.B. Clayton; and her stepsister, Mott Cash.
She enjoyed being around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved sitting in her front yard with her neighbors and she loved going to church. She was a member of the Samples Memorial Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters: Annette Moore and her husband, Gene, of Cleveland, Janice Whaley and her husband, Doyle, of Cohutta, Ga., and Jamie Drury and her husband, Mark; her son, Jerry Thompson and his wife, Donna, all of Cleveland; her grandchildren: Jason Sullivan, Jana Cameron, Crystal Gladson, Marcus Drury, Brandy Peels, Lacy Lemley, Jeff Thompson, Savannah Thompson; her stepgranddaughter, Gina Arnold; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles H. Clayton and his wife, Connie, of Dayton; special sister, Janice Clayton of Cleveland; her special nieces: Cindy Jones and Kari Boyce; and several other nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, from the North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Pastor Mark Cameron officiating.
Interment will follow in the Samples Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with John Cochran, Tony Cameron, Travis Martin, Landon Lemley, Josh Peels, Chad Cameron and Jamie Gladson serving as pallbearers. A dove release will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 this evening, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at the funeral home.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Thompson family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.