Gloria Delcena (Smith) Thompson ( better known as "G", Mom, Grandma, Grandmommy, Aunt Gloria and Sister T) was born on July 27, 1934 in Prospect Jamaica. She was the youngest child of George and Bertha Smith. She grew up in St. Elizabeth parish and later moved to Kingston Jamaica. It was in Kingston in her early 20's that Gloria committed her life to Jesus. She began attending the Plymouth Brethren meeting on Beechwood Ave where she eventually met and married John Thompson in 1959.
Second only to her love for the Lord was Gloria's love for her family. Her greatest joy came from being a wife, mother and grandmother - not only to her four biological children, but to a host of children she "adopted". Her smile, fun-loving spirit, warm hugs and tenderness made her so attractive that many claimed her as their own.
Gloria had a stroke in 2009 which led to various health challenges. Despite this, she was determined to celebrate 60 years of marriage with her husband on July 4th and her 85th birthday on July 27th. Gloria's health declined quickly and she went to be with the Lord on September 2, 2019.
Gloria leaves behind John, her husband, her four children, Paulette, Ruth, John Jr. and Rose, 2 sons-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-granddaughters, her eldest sister Hermine, 2 older brothers (Orville and Laxley) and her dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and adopted family.
"Dear John and Family,
We are sorry to hear about the loss of Gloria Thompson. We offer you our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Division of Health Benefits
Medicaid Executive Leadership Team"
"So sorry for your loss, dear Rose and family. We prayed with you while mum was not well and we are continuing to pray even as we are mourning with you. We heard so much from Rose about mum, that connected us deeply that we can also say our Mum. What a warrior woman of God! Thank you for sharing your life. Love you Thompson Family. DOXA DEO CHURCH TSHWANE CENTRAL (SOUTH AFRICA)"
"So sorry for your loss, dear Rose and family. We prayed with you while mum was not well and we are continuing to pray even as we are mourning with you. We heard so much from Rose about mum, that connected us deeply that we can also say our Mum. Love you Thompson Family. DOXA DEO CHURCH TSHWANE CENTRAL (SOUTH AFRICA)"
"Dear, John & Family.
I can only imagine the pain you're experiencing. Please know you are in my prayers.
With Love - Kiirsten (Sis-in-Law)"
"Our deepest sympathy and prayers for your entire family.
Ken & Regina Dixon"
"Be comforted that your mother is at peace - pain free - and resting in God's arms.
John, your mother-in-law and Canion family hope our prayers, love, and gifts help to make your peace as full as the ocean and your sorrow as light as its foam.
"Sincere condolences to the Thompson family and friends. May the Lord be your comforter even in this time of grief. Rose, your Doxa Deo family is praying for you.
"Rest in peace Mrs Thompson, I know how much Rose loved you and looked up to you, you were her rock. Rose, family and friends please be comforted and may the Lord's face shine upon you.
"G was my beloved neighbor and friend my warmest and deepest sympathy to the family grandchildren and all from Miss Bobb may she rest in peace and may all be remember her warm and caring loving kindness to all she met in this neighborhood .Especially the Sunday school and Bible class she held in her home for the children in the neighborhood rest in peace G"
"Mrs Thompson was a jewel. I know her most through Rose. Had moments with this lovely couple after her stroke. She is such a fighter, a woman of faith beyond others. The Lord was well pleased with her life. We thank you for your legacy of love and your God. "