THOMSON, Ga.- Mrs. Mary Julia Thompson English went to join her youngest and beloved daughter Louise English Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at the home of her oldest daughter, Helen J. Epps at Ginger Hill Road in Thomson.
Mrs. English resided at her home in Gibson up until the age of 84. She lived at Watson Manor in Thomson for four years where she celebrated her 88th birthday.
The oldest of three children of Nora Elizabeth Hogan and Charles Evans Thompson, Mrs. English is survived by her three daughters, Helen Epps of Thomson, Mary F.J. Threlkeld of Warner Robins, Ga., and Nancy J. Sammons of Coshocton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.
Mrs. English attended college in Spartanburg, S.C. and graduated with a BS in Education from Georgia State College in Milledgeville, Ga. She dedicated her life to serving children in the field of education. It was her calling, to love, guide, and inspire others to pursue knowledge and wisdom. She began teaching in the late thirties. Her educational career provided her the opportunity to teach in West Green, Bastonville, Gibson, Wrens, and as a principal at Edgehill. She retired after 40 years of dedicated service to the boys and girls of these communities. She thanked the Lord daily for his guidance and love. It was with his held she was able to travel life's way. Her membership in the First Baptist Church of Gibson helped her maintain her dedication to Christ Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at the Gibson First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Interment was in the Gibson City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles Thompson, Bennette Williams, Joe Williams, Russell Davis, Lee Griffin, and Roy Black.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.