Lucille Thompson

Lucille Thompson, age 96, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 28th, 2020, at The Oaks, Scenic View, in Baldwin, Georgia.

Mrs. Thompson was born on June 7th, 1924 in Cornelia, GA, to the late Bolin G. and Lettie Belle Caudell Morris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, Estee Thompson; brothers, Herman V. Morris, Eugene Morris, Wilmer W. Morris; sister, Ida Mae Peterman, and son-in-law, Clarence E. Sullivan. Mrs. Thompson was a member of Alto Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and the Women’s Missionary Union. She worked a few years as a seamstress at the Carwood Manufacturing Company. She then spent all her time and skills being a full-time homemaker, a loving wife, and a devoted mother. Mrs. Thompson enjoyed working outdoors in all its beauty. She especially loved her flowers, and she had a green thumb! Her family refers to her as one of Northeast Georgia’s finest cooks when it came to homemade country cooking and baking. She was an avid canner and enjoyed harvesting and preserving the fruits of her and her husband’s labor. She loved her God and her family. She was gifted with a ready smile and a wonderful laugh, and oh, how she adored her grandchildren who lovingly called her “Granny”. She was the BEST!

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl T. Sullivan, of McCalla, AL; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Rose Thompson, of Winder; grandchildren, Tommy Brian Thompson of Winder, Christy Thompson Nerroth and her husband Michael C. Nerroth, Jr., of Winder; great-grandchildren, Michael C. Nerroth III, and Joshua B. Nerroth of Winder; sister-in-law, Louise Wade Thompson of Alto; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 P.M., at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, following visitation on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020, with Rev. Chris York, Rev. Billy Burrell, and Rev. Raymond Payne officiating. Interment will follow in the Level Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30th, 2020, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Alto Baptist Church, 210 B. C. Grant Road, Alto, GA 30510 or Habersham County Wall of Honor, P.O. Box 298, Demorest, GA 30535.

Heartfelt thanks are expressed to the staff of The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, GA for the loving care they provided. Special thanks to the hospice caregivers that provided Mrs. Thompson and her family with comfort and support.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the Thompson family may do so by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123

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