Services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. for Mr. John Ray Thompson, age 81, of Richton, at Rhodes Church of God in Richton. Mr. Thompson passed away on August 12, 2019, at Perry County General Hospital. Bro. Mikey Cooper and Bro. Jerry Edwards will officiate with burial to follow in the Cochran Cemetery.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his first wife, Luegene “Dolly” Thompson; parents, Fred and Emma Thompson; brothers, Jimmy Ray Thompson, Mickie Thompson, Willie Thompson; sisters, Pearlie Mae Holliman, Mary Alice Clark, Nanny Mae Sykes, Betty Lou Lone. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Thompson of Beaumont; daughters, Charlotte (Richard) Holifield of Ellisville, Annette (D.L.) Gieger of Laurel, Linda (Tony) Stroud of Beaumont; brothers, Henry Thompson, Freddie Thompson, Odis Thompson, all of Richton; sister, Mary Lee Dupree of Houma, LA; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Thompson was a Supervisor for 12 years with the Perry County Board of Supervisors. He was a member of the Rhodes Church of God and a member of the Mississippi Supervisor Association.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Rhodes Church of God.