Lillian Bernice ("Jabo") Thompson

Jun. 24, 2013 @ 11:36 PM

Lillian Bernice ("Jabo") Thompson, age 89 of South Knoxville, born September 13, 1923, died peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Holston Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center after a brief illness. Special appreciation is expressed to the staff at Holston for their exceptional care and concern. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her father and mother, Raymond Tipton and Grace Johnson Tipton; her sister and brother, Gladys Tipton Sims and Harold Tipton; her husband, William (Bill) Thompson, and her two sons, Wayne Thompson and Ricky Thompson. She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Thompson; her nephews, Edwin and Steve Sims; and many loving friends and extended family members. She was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church and is in the care of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Lillian Thompson was a faithful and virtuous woman, and "let her works praise her in the gates." Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920. Family and friends will meet at New Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, 943 Kimberlin Heights Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 on Thursday, June 27, 2013 for a 10:00 AM graveside service with Rev. Eddie Kitts officiating. Condolences may be offered at