James Thompson

Obituary of James Thompson

Thompson Camden - James Lee Thompson, age 76, died on March 9, 2021 in Camden, NJ. James is lovingly survived by hi s wife Juanita; his sons, James (Shonteria), and Shawn; daughters, Tonya, Jeanette, Kim (Darryl), Aja (Darryl-dec.), and Latasha (Derron); step children, Juanita, Elgin(Karen), Jeff, Khalib, Charlyne (Mohammad), Calvin (Kia), Kevin, Wanda (Robin), and Carolyn (Dec.), his brothers Lenaris (Dec.) and Leroy; his sisters, Dorothy (dec.) Rebecca, Catherine (Khalil), Marcella, Margaret, Betty(Geno), Patricia (Mike) and Brigena (Lavon); 40 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren including Janavia (dec.), cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. James was born on June 2, 1944 in Camden, NJ, to parents Margaret and Leroy. He attended the Camden Public School System. He married Carol Williams, December 1964 and later in life remarried March 5, 1993 to Juanita Gideon-Thompson. He was loved by many and a friend to all. He had a loving lasting relationship with everyone he met. He loved spending his time with his family and grandkids, he enjoyed horse races, those “nags” as he called them and he enjoyed playing horseshoe, and he loved the Philadelphia Eagles, “Fly Eagles Fly”, and card games, especially Poker, and Pinochle. He was the life of the party and he entertained all with funny jokes and stories of the past. Early in life, Jim began gaining carpentry skills and painting. He was fixer, a jack-of-all-trades. He was a hard worker for his family. He worked for Blackshear Demolition, DePoalo Clothing Manufacturer, and he was once a dogcatcher. He was a machinist at Lyons and Sons from which he retired after working for many years. James Lee Thompson, Jimmy, will be in our hearts for evermore as a gentle and kind, hardworking, and vibrant man with a heart of gold. He will be missed.
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Thursday
18
March

Viewing

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 18, 2021
BOYD FUNERAL HOME
1458 MT. EPHRAIM AVENUE
CAMDEN, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
20
March

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 20, 2021
HARLEIGH CEMETERY
1640 HADDON AVE
CAMDEN, New Jersey, United States
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