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Terrence Michael Thompson Sr. (Terry), age 76, and formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., earned his heavenly wings this past Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.
Terrence was born on Nov. 14, 1940, in Terre Haute, Ind. Terrence was the fifth of eight children born to Ellamae Louise Harrod and Nevelland Alphonso Thompson Sr. Terrence grew up and attended local TH schools and graduated from Gerstmeyer High School. His family attended Spruce Street AME Church and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Terrence served in the United States Army, and after his service, returned to TH, where he worked for a few companies before joining United Parcel Service (UPS) as a courier driver, where he retired after many years of superior service.
Terrence was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Lillian Marquita Ross (James "Buster"); and brothers, Nevelland Alphonso Jr. (Jeanette) and Marvin Wayne Thompson (Marilyn); and nephews, Gary and Kevin Ross.
Terrence is survived by his son, (Terrence) Michael Thompson Jr.; brothers, Joseph of San Francisco, Calif., Kenneth (Gloria, Cheryl, Kenneth and Derrick) of Oakland, Calif., Gregory (Lynette, Melissa) of Indianapolis, Ind., and Larry (Autumn, Cody) of Terre Haute, Ind.
Survived also by several close nieces/great-nieces, nephews/great-nephews, to name a few, Marsha Booker (Lloyd, Nathaniel, Daniel), Dawn Ross, Anita Walker (Regina, Tanisha), Deborah Thompson Quinones (Gerardo, Christopher, Mateo), Starla Thompson, Kedrick Ross (Bernadette), Steven and Nevelland III Thompson, Tracy Stevens (Shari, Whitlee and Taylor) and Lonnie Ross; one aunt, Josephine Bishop of Indianapolis, Ind.; many close cousins, like Darlene Bradley (Bobby Jr., Maurice), Joyce Johnson, Marlene Redmon, Sherman Cheatem; and many other cousins, numerous close and loving friends and last, but not least, his special friend, Esther Sanders of Atlanta, Ga.
Services will be held for Terrence Michael Thompson Sr. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Terre Haute, Ind., at DeBaun Funeral Home, at 85 E. Springhill Drive, Terre Haute, Ind., with the visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. and the memorial and celebration of life starting at 2 p.m., with nephew Lloyd Booker officiating.
Published on September 1, 2017
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