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Erma Deane (Burkes) Thompson

June 15, 1930 May 1, 2019
Erma  Deane (Burkes) Thompson
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Obituary for Erma Deane (Burkes) Thompson

Erma Deane (Burkes) Thompson, 88, of Edinburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on, May 1, 2019. She was born June 15, 1930 to the late Malcolm and Grace (Clark) Burkes and also preceded in death by her son-in-law Joe Lee McGee.
On April 16, 1949 she marries Vernon Prentiss Thompson. She followed him throughout his career in the United States Air Force living in numerous states and countries.
Mrs. Thompson was a lifelong member of Remus Baptist Church where she loved to sing in the choir, a hairdresser, a homemaker and a good cook. She would also write a column in The Carthaginian “What’s Going on in Edinburg”, she would talk about her family and her church family.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Vernon Prentiss Thompson of Lumberton; two daughters, Cindi McGee of Hickory and Brenda Stokley of Meridian; three grandchildren, Marissa Lee (Darren) of Lumberton, Ginny McGee of Meridian and Kellie Smith (Casey) of Louisville; seven great grandchildren, Lauren Tullis, B.J. Dearing, Ethan Lee, Elise Lee, Eli Lee, Darby Smith and McKinley Smith and a host of cousins, friends and especially her church family.
Services will be 11:00 a.m., May 4, 2019 at Remus Baptist Church 2981 Remus Road Carthage, MS 39051 with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., May 4, 2019, at Remus Baptist Church 2981 Remus Road Carthage, MS 39051. Moore Funeral Service in Wiggins is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the online guest book at

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11:00 AM 5/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Remus Baptist Chuch

2981 Remus Road
Carthage, MS 39051

Remus Baptist Chuch
2981 Remus Road Carthage 39051 MS
United States

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Remus Baptist Chuch Final Resting Place

2981 Remus Road
Carthage, MS 39051

2981 Remus Road Carthage 39051 MS
United States

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