|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 2012|
Lorene Francis Thompson, 89, formerly of Sikeston & New Madrid, MO died peacefully June 1st, 2012. She was born June 22, 1922 in Loretto, TN, the daughter of the late James C. and Donie Littrell and the close sister of the late Rachel B. Thompson. She was one of eight siblings, all of whom have preceded her in death. Lorene worked as the Clerk of the Magistrate Court at the New Madrid County Courthouse for almost 30 years before her retirement. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sikeston. On March 27, 1951, 10 days after her sister, Rachel, married Dewey D. Thompson she married Dewey's brother, Billy Burl Thompson. Bill preceded her in death on September 9th, 1969. On July 9th, 1991 she married Johnny Martin, who also preceded her in death. Although she was never able to have children of her own, she had a tremendous amount of love for each and every one of her nieces and nephews. Having been so close to Rachel throughout her life, she simply "adopted" Rachel's children and grandchildren as her own. Those children surviving her are one son, Wendell (Martha Marie) Thompson of New Madrid, MO; two daughters Teresa Thompson and Brenda (Randy) Reynolds both of Franklin, TN; three grandchildren, Heather (Micah) Pollock of Spring Hill, TN, Leah Primm of Birmingham, AL and Caleb Reynolds of Franklin, TN; and one great grandson, Gentry Pollock of Spring Hill, TN. Visitation will be held Monday, June 4,evening from 5 to 8 pm at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services will be conducted at 11 am Tuesday morning. Pastor Tim Farrenburg will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid, MO.
New Madrid County
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