Deborah Reeves Thompson

Deborah Reeves Thompson

July 24, 2021, 67, Goldsboro –

Deborah Reeves Thompson, 67, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Born in Wayne County on May 10, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Chester Reeves and Louise Radford Reeves.

For many years, Deborah was a teacher with the Lenoir County Public School System. Her students brought joy into her life each and every day. Her devotion and service to others is a testament to how Deborah lived her life.

When Deborah was not at work, she could be found shopping, especially at yard sales, or at the beach. Deborah had a knack for finding the best deals at any yard sale she went to. Though Deborah loved teaching, she enjoyed her summer breaks, which were spent mostly at Surf City.

Nothing was more important in Deborah’s life than her family. Deborah was always proud of all her children, and her grandchildren were the apple of her eye.

The family will conduct a celebration of Deborah’s life on Friday, July 30th, at 12:00 PM in the fellowship hall of Wheat Swamp Christian Church in LaGrange, NC. The family will greet friends following the service.

Deborah is survived by her daughter, Cami Kennedy; sons, Brandon Thompson, Brookes Thompson and wife, Savanaha, and Jamison Thompson; grandchildren, Jodi Oliynykov and husband, Val, Christian Thompson, Kaylie Blackburn, Nolan Blackburn, Natalee Mancil, Taylor Thompson, Lily Howe, Sophia Paige Thompson, Nikoli Lewis Thompson, and Raziel Thompson. Deborah is also survived two sisters, Anne Mooring and Jeannie Thompson, and one brother, Mark Jones.

In addition to her parents, Deborah is preceded in death by a sister, Sabrina Barrow.

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