Anna Thompson

Anna Doris Phillips Thompson

Sunday, November 15th, 1931 - Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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Anna Doris (Phillips) Thompson, 88, of Roanoke, Va. went to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, September 10, 2020, surrounded by her children. She was born November 15, 1931, in Slaton, TX to the late Sam and Ruth Phillips, attended Texas Tech University, and married her childhood sweetheart Jack. The Santa Fe Railroad led them to live in Albuquerque, Topeka and Chicago before settling in Salem when Jack took a position with Graham-White Manufacturing. She retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield and enjoyed her travels to 40 countries around the world. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and Cave Spring Baptist Church, among other organizations where she enjoyed time with dear friends. She was a model Christian woman, first and foremost, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be remembered for the smile on her face, cheerful attitude, giving heart, and elegance.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Jack Thompson, and brother Sam Phillips, II. She is survived by her children Craig (Annette) Thompson, Salem; Drew (Novella) Thompson, Charlottesville; Amy (Sam) Whittaker, Roanoke; her grandchildren Mackenzie (Barry) Prandi, David Campbell, Taylor Thompson, Gage Thompson, Hunter Whittaker, Lauren Whittaker; great-grandchildren Webster Horan (Stephanie) and Evelyn Prandi; great-great-grandchild Sebastian; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A very special thank you to the staff of Brandon Oaks who cared for her and brought happiness to her every day.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem with the Rev. Everett Kier officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Slaton, TX at Englewood Cemetery Saturday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests monetary gifts be made to the Brandon Oaks Resident Endowment Fund, Salem Baptist Church or Cave Spring Baptist Church.
For those unable to attend services on Tuesday, a webcast portal will be available by visiting her obituary at at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Blvd.
    Salem, VA 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Blvd.
    Salem, VA 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Everett Kier
  • Interment

    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 10:00am
    Slaton Englewood Cemetery
    1100 North 20'th Street
    Slaton, Texas 79364
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Joyce Pember Cheatham

Posted at 12:18pm
My name is Joyce Pember Cheatham. Anna was my best friend when we were students in Slaton, Texas schools. She was my Texas Tech roommate, also. I loved her and wish her family much love and prayers.

Greg Lomax

Posted at 08:21am
My heart pours out to the entire Thompson family. My heart hurt when I heard of ‘Mom’s’ passing. She was a 2nd mom to me ever since Drew and I became friends back in college. She welcomed me as another son the first time we met. I called her ‘mom’ and forever after, she called me ‘son’. Am sure she was a 2nd mom to many. That’s who she was - caring and loving. I can’t remember when there was never a smile on her face. Such a great example of living the best life. Prayers and hugs to the family. Nothing but fond memories. Is truly missed. Until next time, Mom....

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