Juanita Norma (Findley) Thompson

February 20, 1928 ~ June 9, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Ms. Juanita Findley Thompson, age 95, of Hazlehurst, died Friday, June 09, 2023, at Community Hospice in Vidalia.

Ms. Thompson was born on February 20, 1928, in Burke County.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Victor Owens Findley and Hazel Norma Moseley Rogers, husband, Walter Wilson Thompson Sr., brother, Bobby O. Robinson, and step-sister, Gloria Rose Findley.

She was very active at the beginning of the Garden Club, enjoyed gardening, enjoyed Golf, and enjoyed flying, she actually soloed one time. She also enjoyed art, painting, reading her Bible, and watching movies and she was an avid animal lover, and an excellent “Soda Jerk” at the Theatre. She never had a unkind word to say, she met everyone with a smile.

She loved her family, spending time with them, and prayed for each one numerous times a day, as she grew older and her family grew, she would pray saying from the youngest to the oldest, because she definitely didn’t want to leave anyone out. She was the owner and operator of The Theatre and Thompsons Jewelry and a member of Hazlehurst First Methodist Church.

She was also the Worthy Matron of Jeff Davis Chapter O.E.S. #402.

Survivors include her daughter, Lenita Thompson of Hazlehurst; two sons, Walter Thompson Jr. (Lynn) of Hazlehurst and Gary Thompson (Wannell) of Dublin; six grandchildren; Cherie (Jay) Harris, Stephanie (Douglas) Moss, DeAnna Bradley (Chuck Simpson), Andriea Mimbs (W.C. Dover), Maria Thompson and Drei Thompson; twelve grandchildren, Vince (Hannah) Mimbs, Jordan Mimbs,  Sarah Katherine Harris, Findley Douthit, Mallory Harris, Garrett Moss, Gabrielle Moss, Grant Moss, Benjamin Bradley, Genevieve Bradley, George Bradley, and Elaina Thompson; two great-great-grandchildren, Henry and Ladson Mimbs; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Hazlehurst First Methodist Church at 3:00 PM with Rev. Allen Hartsfield officiating. The family will be receiving guests at 2:00 pm. until the funeral service. Interment will follow in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Vince Mimbs, Garrett Moss, Grant Moss, Benjamin Bradley, George Bradley, and Jonathan Hartsfield.

The Thompson Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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