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Lee Vernel Thompson

Funeral services were held Jan. 27, 2024, at Ruby K. Johnson Chapel, Prentiss, for Lee Vernel “Rat” Thompson, 81, who passed away Jan. 13 at his residence. Rev. Thad Easter officiated, with interment following in Progress Church of God in Christ Cemetery, Prentiss. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thompson is the son of the late Buster and Josephine Thompson. He was a member of Progress Church of God in Christ. He was an Engineer. Mr. Thompson enjoyed working as a mechanic and restoring junk cars.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Gholar Thompson, Prentiss; daughters, Tonya Thompson, Gulfport; Kimberly (Victor) Brown, Atlanta, Ga.; LaTasha (Willie) Dillon, Columbia; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sister, Hattie Polk, Prentiss; and many other relatives and friends.