Emmett L. Thompson
Emmett Lawrence Thompson passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 4, 2021. Emmett was born to Juluis and Jennie Thompson October 13, 1955 in Anderson, Indiana. He served in the United States Army upon graduating high school and was honorably discharged. He was a professional boxer and played minor league baseball. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Engineering and a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He worked as a supervisor for General Motors before retiring in 1998. During his later years, Emmett worked throughout the community mentoring and coaching for Little League baseball, Minors, Majors, and Babe Ruth. Emmett was a religious man who believed in the Lord, Jesus Christ who we know he is with today.
Emmett leaves to cherish his precious memories his wife of 43 years, Cynthia Thompson, mother Jennie Thompson, daughters Marcia Thompson, LaToya (Dana Jackson) Thompson, Donita Thompson, and Tyshia Thompson of Fishers, IN, siblings Larry (Gwen) Thompson of Oklahoma City, OK, Gregory Thompson, Charlene (Esau) Boyd of Indianapolis, IN, Jewell (Bruce) Harris of Charlotte, NC, Desirea Thompson of Indianapolis, IN grandchildren Demarah Priester, LaKyla Williams, Kyle Williams, Donavan Harris, Jhamari Thompson, DeMonte Thompson, Sha’Myia Thompson, Bradyn Warner, DeVaun Harris, Ja’Milah Thompson, Jerome Thompson Jr., Ja’Riylah Thompson, great granddaughter A’Veya Taylor, special friend Elder Louis Kates, of Atlanta, GA, special cousin Oliver Thompson, Jr., a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.
Emmett was proceeded in death by his son Jerome Thompson, father Juluis Thompson, mother-in-law Evangelist Mary Fuller, maternal and paternal grandparents, and special friend Aaron Cooley.
Services will be held at United in Christ Church, 538 E 31st Street in Anderson on Monday, January 11, 2021. Visitation will be 10am-12pm and Funeral Services will be 12pm-2pm. Officiating will be Elder Louis Jackson, Jr. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.
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