James L. Thompson (affectionately known as “Snook”) was born August 20, 1950 to the late Aldon E. Thompson and Phyllis Holmes Thompson. He gained his heavenly wings Friday afternoon June 28, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Snook was the baby boy of the family. Six of his siblings preceded him in death Evelyn Wooten, Pearl Sharpless, Janice Thompson Wright, Aldon “Ray” Thompson, Janita Brown, John Harvey, and Katie James Watkins. James Lewis received his education in the schools of Pender County where he graduated from C.F. Pope in 1968. At an early age he joined St. John Missionary Baptist Church where he attended Sunday school as a boy and returned to worship in his later years. He served in the United States Army where he was sent to Vietnam as a Military Policeman. After his tour of duty was complete, he came back to Maple Hill and worked on Camp Lejeune Marine Base as a Waste Water Plant Operator for 34 years. Returning to Pender County he met the love of his life Mildred Hand of the Whitestocking Community. Upon this union was the birth of one daughter Lisa and later reared two grandsons Von and Jah, whom he adored. James Lewis Thompson was a dedicated man of honor in the Mason as Worshipful Master. He continued his dedication every year acknowledging his fellow brothers on Veteran’s Day. Now we are dedicated to carry on his memories as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
His survivors are: Wife: Mildred Thompson, Daughter: Annie Alissa Thompson (Fiancé James), Two Grandsons: Jervon Faison, Jasheen Thompson, Siblings: Vivian Lisane, Lynette Pearson (Charles), Amatallah (formerly known as Betty) Gene Thompson, Homer Ray Harvey Nephew, Adopted brother: Ricky Thompson, Aunt: Maddie Holmes, Special Friends: Curlie “Lot” Gibson and Hazel Davis Lee.