Betty Jean “Maw” Thompson

Betty Jean “Maw” Thompson
The funeral service for Mrs. Betty Jean “Maw”Thompson was held Thursday, February 13, at New Sight Baptist Church, with interment at New Sight Cemetery.
Mrs. Thompson, or “Maw” as she was affectionately called, passed from this life February 10, 2020, at Lawrence County Nursing Center. She was born in Wesson, June 20, 1930. Her parents were the late Troy S. Malone and Nellie Mae Wilkes Malone. “Maw” was many things to many people, but she also worked and retired from Westbrook Cinema 4 Theatre. She was a member of New Sight Baptist Church and leaves a legacy of faith and love for her family, which includes many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all those who loved her.
“Maw” was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. Thompson; her parents; granddaughters, Rhonda Jean Thompson Rials and Morgan Michele Bonson; sisters, Bessie Corkern, Mary Nell Teasley; and brothers, Milford T. Malone and Ray Malone.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, William “Curley” Thompson (Doris) and Judy Thompson Burgess (Ronnie); sister, Virginia Dixon (Hillary); and special niece, Michelle Furlow. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Johnny Rials, Lance Thompson (JoBeth), Gayle Galey (Cliff), Shane Thompson (Lori), Amy Boyles, Lisa Bonson (David), Justin Thompson (Bonnie); sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jackie Ray and Imogene Paulk; 26 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.