Titus Gray Thompson met Jesus shortly before his birth on Nov. 27, 2019. Titus is the son of Bradley and Rachel Thompson of Salem.
Titus was born weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. He loved to make his presence known to his mother with kicks, squirms, and the occasional hiccup. He looked like his brothers, while still being the unique youngest. He also loved hearing from his father and brothers talking to him. Psalms 136 was an important scripture to Titus’ family that accompanied his birth. The chapter begins with: ‘Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.’
Titus is preceded in death by great grandparents Jeremiah and Sheila Morifi (maternal) and Woodrow Nigh, Virginia Nigh and Betty Thompson (paternal); as well as a great-great grandmother Hilda Gray (maternal).
He is survived by three big brothers, Jeremiah, Joseph, and Benjamin; His paternal grandparents Todd and Cecile Priestley and Jerry and Barb Thompson of South Lyon, Mich; maternal grandparents Rohan and Joy Hepkins of Yeadon, Penn; maternal great-grandparents Albert and Daphne Hepkins of Smyrna, Del.
There will be a private graveside service for the family. A celebration of his life and reception to follow will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, 11:15 a.m., at the Church of the Holy Spirit, which is located at 6011 Merriman Road, Roanoke.