James Thompson

James E Thompson

Sunday October 7, 1951 - Monday April 13, 2020
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Mr. James Ernest Thompson was born October 7, 1951, in Greenville, SC, to the late Otto Thompson and Della Cox Gray. He was raised by his stepfather, the late George Gray. He went home to be with our Lord on Monday, April 13, 2020, at Heartland Health East.

James was a former employee of Greater Greenville for many years. He was a devoted father, brother, uncle and friend.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Gray; and one sister, Yvonne Nadine Gray.

He leaves to cherish many fond memories; one son, Jeffery Simmons of Greenville, SC; two sister, Gladys Gray of Greenville, SC, and Beverly Thompson of New Jersey; four brothers, Min. Calvin (Barbara) Thompson, George Gray, Jimmy (Cassandra) Gray and Dwight Gray, all of Greenville, SC; five grandchildren; five aunts, Dorothy Starks of Brooklyn, NY, Sarah Allman, Effie Mae Simpson, both of Travelers Rest, SC, Linda Faye Gray, Willie Ree Gray, both of Greenville, SC; a truly devoted friend, Arbin “Buggy” Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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    Friday April 24, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday April 24, 2020 11:00am
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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Posted at 08:32am
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (John 5:28, 29; Romans 15:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17).

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