Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 7, 2008
WINDSOR—Ruby W. Thompson 76, of 22400 Courthouse Highway, died Oct. 2, 2008, at Southampton Memorial Hospital.
A native of Isle of Wight County, she was daughter of the late Sandy R. and Hattie K. Warren and the widow of Fred D. Thompson Sr.
Mrs. Thompson was a graduate of Isle of Wight Training School and attended Norfolk State University and Virginia State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in home economics.
She retired in 1988 as a teacher at Smithfield Elementary School after 32 years of service.
She was a devoted member of Chapel Grove United Church of Christ where she was a deaconess and member of the Council Board and Sunday school.
She was also a board member of Thompson Hospitality, Social Service Board, Board of School House Museum and member of Meals on Wheels and served with Cancer Transport.
Survivors include her daughter, Benita T. Byas (Jeff Byas) of Potomac Falls, Va.; two sons, Fred D. Thompson Jr. of Ashburn and Warren M. Thompson of Vienna; one sister, Lois Duck (Samuel Duck) of Windsor; three grandchildren, Fred D. Thompson III, Gabrielle L. Byas and Zachary M. Byas; brother-in-law, Tenus Thompson Sr. of Lawrenceville; sister-in-law, Myrtle Thompson of Afton; devoted cousin, Jacqueline Joyner; several nieces and nephews and a number of devoted friends.
A celebration of her life was held Sunday at Chapel Grove United Church of Christ, 7366 West Blackwater Road, Windsor, officiated by the Rev. H.C. Church and the Rev. J.J. Ferguson.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ruby W. Thompson Memorial at the Old School House Museum Inc., P.O. Box 1113, Smithfield, VA 23431.
Crocker Funeral Home, Suffolk, handled arrangements.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.