Mrs. Mildred Marie Pendley Thompson, 87, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
She was born in Forsyth County, Georgia, daughter of the late E.B. “Red” Pendley and Marie Harrison Pendley. She worked for Southern Bell as a Comptroller from 1949-1954 and moved to Jacksonville in 1973 with her husband, Fred Thompson and family. Mildred was a beautiful, slender redhead and got a lot of “wolf whistles”. She loved to spend time with her family camping and later in life, she made 140 birdhouse lamps from scratch.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, 1 son: Fred Thompson, Jr.; 2 sisters: Martha Elaine Fowler and Elizabeth Ann Bohannon and 1 brother: Charles Henry Pendley.
Surviving family include 2 children: Kimberly (Donna Wheeler) Goode and Brent Thompson; 1 daughter-in-law: Julia Ball Thompson; 5 grandchildren: Stephen (Tracie) Thompson, Jeb Goode, Jonas Goode, Jared (Letecia) Goode and Gabbie (Neil) Enguerra; 5 great grandchildren: Kenny, Mason, Slade, Starla and Lucy.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11 A.M. from the Historic Heritage Garden Cemetery (formerly Flint Cemetery) in Douglas County, Georgia.
The family will receive guests at the cemetery prior to the service from 10A.M. until 11A.M.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
Messages of condolence can be made to the family by signing the online tribute wall.
Peeples Family Funeral Home of Jacksonville, Florida is in charge of the arrangements.
Local arrangements are entrusted to Hutcheson-Croft Funeral Home of Temple.
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