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 Thelma Mae <I>Thompson</I> Mrock

Thelma Mae Thompson Mrock

Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Death 5 Sep 2004 (aged 77)
Linden, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Burial Macon, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 30206725 · View Source
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Daughter of: George Dewey Thompson
and Eva Matilda Smith Thompson.

Wife of: Roy Lee Jennings and Roy Richard Herman Mrock

Sibling of: Kenneth, Margaret, Dale, George Jr. and Gerald.

Mother of: Charles L. Jennings, Gary R. Jennings, Pamela Jennings (Windels), Lee R. Jennings, and Delores D Mrock (Tressel).

Cause of Death: Breast Cancer

My mother was the BEST mother in the world! She was everything to me....which I always knew but really realized the most after she died. I miss her every single day since she left this world! She was a very strong woman....going through 2 difficult marriages and raising 5 children! I can only speak for myself...but I know I gave her huge problems as a teenager....and she never once complained to me or raised her voice to me. Her nickname for me was "Doodlebug" or just "Bug" for short...and sometimes it turned into "DeeDeeBug"! Makes me smile just writing it!! God how I miss her!

Mom was always a hard working woman! According to family, when she was young she worked 2 and 3 jobs to support her 4 young children. This meant not having alot of time with her children, but it kept a roof over their head and food in their stomaches. After Mom married my Dad, they built a furniture store when I was about 4 years old. They owned and operated this furniture store for many years, and my Mom was a hard worker there too! I am thankful to say that I think she had more time to spend with me as a child since she didn't have to work so many jobs...and I am thankful for that!

Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2000 and after surgery went through many chemo and radiation treatments. After the first rounds of treatments were done I couldn't get the doctors to do any full body scans or bone scans....because it wasn't "medically necessary". 14 months went by, and suddenly she couldn't walk anymore without being in pain! The doctors finally agreed to do scans...and the news was bad....the cancer had spread throughout her whole body...including the bones. The reason she couldn't walk was because the cancer had eaten through her pelvic bones in 4 places!! (Hmmmm, maybe those full body scans might have helped us?!?!) Soooo, we start her second round of chemo and radiation. However, by this time, there was no hope for a cure...she was terminal so these treatments were just for palitive care.

Mom fought her cancer very hard for 4 long times the chemo and radiation treatments made her extremely sick. Many of us took care of Mom during these father Roy, my sister Pam, and my aunts and uncles Sally, Dale, Margaret & Jay, and myself! After getting so extremely sick during her second rounds of treatments, I had to sit my mom down and tell her it was okay if she wanted to stop her treatments! I felt that she was only doing her treatments for me...and even though it was one of the hardest things for me to do....I had to tell her it was okay with me if she stopped them! She couldn't fight this dreadful disease for was her fight. A few minutes after our talk Mom called the cancer center and told them she was going to cancel her remaining treatments. It was a sad day for me....but probably a relief for Mom. She wasn't as sick her last few months...and we even got to go for car rides around the state! Even though her quantity of life was shorter....the quality of what time was left was better!

Mom and Dad moved into my home a few months before Mom passed away. I had to move them into my house so I had the additional help from my husband and kids...and we could all take care of them. Mom finally left her earthly home for her heavenly home in September 2004. She fought very hard....showing us just how strong she was....and made us very proud of the woman she was. I only hope I can be half the woman she was!!!

Mom loved quilting, traveling, casino's, bingo, and her family! We have many happy memories of mom....forever in our hearts!

If Roses Grow In Heaven

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord, please, pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother's arms and tell her they're from me.

Tell her that I love her and miss her very much,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
But there's an ache within my heart
That will never go away.


A Mother is more than a memory, she is a living presence.
Your Mother is always with you.
She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street.
She's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore.
She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well.
She's your breath in the air on a cold winters day.
She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is your birthday morning.
Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop.
A mother shows every emotion........ happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow..... and all the while hoping and praying you will only know the good feelings in life.
She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take.
She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space.......not even death.


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  • Created by: Mark & Dee Tressel
  • Added: 30 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30206725
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thelma Mae Thompson Mrock (28 Mar 1927–5 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30206725, citing Macon Cemetery, Macon, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Mark & Dee Tressel (contributor 47055556) .