NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Apostle Forrest Thompson entered into rest December 27, 2004 at University Hospital.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2005 at the United House of Prayer, Augusta, with the Apostle C.M. Bailey officiating. Interment was in the United House of Prayer Cemetery, Dearing, Ga., on Monday, January 3, 2005.
Apostle Thompson was the former pastor of the United House of Prayer, Harlem Mission. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry from West Virginia State College. He began his Civil Service career as a Laboratory Technician at Oliver General Hospital and Eisenhower Medical Center. He also received a Doctorate of Juris Prudence Degree. He retired as an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer at Fort Gordon. Apostle Forrest was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He organized the first all-black Reserve Unit, 210 Signal Corps in Augusta. He continued to study and work with the Reserves for a number of years and achieved the rank of Captain.
Survivors include a loving and devoted wife of 48 years, St. Doretha Thompson; a son, Alexander Miguel (Valerie) Thompson; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Thompson and Ida (Landirs) Williams; a brother, Willie H. (Dorothy) Thompson; one granddaughter, Ava Noelle Thompson; one aunt, Hattie Bradshaw; a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence or after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.