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Frankie Dean Thompson

Died: Fri., Jan. 22, 2016

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Frankie Dean Thompson, 82, passed away on January 22, 2016 at Signature Healthcare of Rogersville, surrounded by her children.

 Born on April 5, 1933 in Courtland, Alabama, she was the third child of Oscar and Gretchen Slayton. After graduating high school, she met and soon after married a handsome young sailor named Norman "Tommy" Thompson; they were married for 59 years.

 A devoted homemaker, her interests and talents included sewing, painting, cooking, baking and gardening. Frankie was a member of the Bulls Gap First Baptist Church and also enjoyed being a part of the local home demonstration club. For many years, she enjoyed Saturday outings with her daughters and cooking her famous chicken and dumplings for Sunday dinners. Known for her love of sweets, her homemade chocolate pies and chocolate chip cookies will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her children: Linda Newberry, Deanie (Jim) Greene, Mark Thompson, Robin (Vicki) Thompson, Debbie (Mike) Byrd; brothers Wade (Jackie) Slayton and Bill Slayton; grandchildren: Rob and Amiee Newberry, Tracey Williams and Jeremy Thompson, Shea and Kara Greene, Jessica Griggs and Philip Thompson, Mandy, Chris and Rusty Thompson; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and special friends and neighbors. She is preceded in death by her spouse Norman Thompson; son Jerry Thompson; sister Katherine Foss and brother Bud Slayton.  A private memorial service will be held for family and close friends.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.snydersmemorialgardens.com  Snyder’s Memorial Gardens is serving the Thompson family with honor and compassion.



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Theresa & Todd Elrod
   Posted Sat January 23, 2016
Mothers are the most expensive beings on earth. No one and nothing could ever fill that void. Hope our love,friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you all comfort!

Sharon and Ron Tirey
   Posted Sat January 23, 2016
Linda, Rob and Aimee,
We are so sorry for your loss. We hope your minds and hearts are filled with special memories that will keep your mom and grandmother with you throughout your life.

Mary Anne and Tish Gilbert-Smitherman
   Posted Sun January 24, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. We know you are glad she is at peace, and we want to express our love and prayers for your family.

Sue and Larry Brown
   Posted Sun January 24, 2016
To all of the Thompson family we are so sorry for your loss. It doesn't matter how old or sick our parents get it still knocks the wind out of your sails to lose a mother. Our love and thoughts to you all.

Todd and Holly Barnett
   Posted Mon January 25, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Frankie and Norman were great neighbors growing up, as were you all. She will be greatly missed.

Neal and Susan Kennedy
   Posted Tue January 26, 2016
I just now received word of your great loss. I am very sorry to hear of it and know it is a difficult time for you all. May God bless and help you through.

Jan Massengill
   Posted Tue January 26, 2016
So sorry to hear this.Growing up i spent alot of time at youalls house and your mom always made me feel welcome there.she was my neighbor for years growing up and when i came back to tn. i got to have her as a neighbor again.Im praying that God is able to comfort youall during this difficult time.She will be greatly missed in the neighborhood.

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