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Barbara Lee (Thornton) Thompson

June 8, 1936 — June 2, 2023

Somerville, Tennessee

Barbara Lee Thornton Thompson, age 86, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and wife of the late James Warren “Jim” Thompson, departed this life Friday morning, June 2, 2023 at her home.

Barbara was born June 8, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of the late L.W. Thornton and Bessie Mae Williams Thornton. She received her education in the Memphis City School System and was a resident of Fayette County for fifty years. She was married June 21, 1955 to James Warren “Jim” Thompson, who preceded her in death on March 25, 2016. Mrs. Thompson was a member of Somerville Methodist Church. She loved going to family reunions and enjoyed flowers, gardening and outdoor activities.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by two daughters, Tammy Carlton (Gary) of Somerville, TN and Jamye Smith (Mark) of Lynchburg, VA; her sister, Pearl Roye of Southaven, MS; her brother, Charlie Thornton of Jackson, MS; four grandchildren, Amy McNabb (Tim), Stacey Crane (Mike), Jason Calzadilla and Eddie Calzadilla; six great-grandchildren, Jonathan Glover, Elliott Glover, Kaci McNabb, Ally McNabb, Jacob Tibbs and Meghan Tibbs; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, James Nash Thompson; three sisters, Irene Paine, Dorothy Percell and Francis Howell; and three brothers, Jack Thornton, Bill Thornton and Louis Thornton.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Thompson were held at 2 P.M. Sunday, June 4, 2023 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with Dr. Kenneth Culver, pastor of Warren Community Church in Somerville, officiating. Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery – Midtown in Memphis.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Tim McNabb, Elliott Glover, Hunter Roberson, David Dunn, Gary Carlton and Mark Smith.

The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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Sunday, June 4, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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