Dorothy Ann Miller Thompson, 89, of Bremen, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Mrs. Thompson was born in Peoria, IL, October 11, 1923, the daughter of the late Joseph Anthony and Rose Flynn Miller. She was a devoted and faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton, Ga., a retired US Postal Service rural mail carrier, an avid bridge player and round dancer
Mrs. Thompson graduated from The Academy of Our Lady, Peoria, IL in 1939. In 1943 she and her sister Darlene moved to California where they worked as operators for the California Bell Telephone Co. While in California she met US Army Air Corp pilot Lt Myron N. Thompson, Jake, Ga. They married April 9, 1945. After World War II, the Thompsons returned to Bremen, and began their family and service to their community. Mrs Thompson served as a Den Mother to the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, and Girl Scouts and worked with the elementary and high school PTA.
Mrs. Thompson is preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Myron N. Thompson of Bremen, GA; two daughters, Priscilla T. Martin and Susan T. Harris of Atlanta, GA; her great granddaughter, Sarah Bethany Green of Statesboro, GA; her sister Darlene Miller Duncan of Chicago, IL, and brother, William Anthony Miller of Peoria, IL
Survivors include her son, Biff (Adria) Thompson, Statesboro, GA; her daughter Melanie (Jim, deceased) Tisdale of Trussville, AL; sons-in-law, Mike Martin and R H (Bucky) Harris, Jr. She was a loving grandmother to Brooke (Boyd) Green, Taylor (Jay) Wise, Joseph (Elaine) Nix, Haynes Martin, Mandi (Shane) Scott, Alexander Harris, Rebecca Harris, and Alexandra Tisdale. She is also survived by the best little crew of great grandchildren; Bryn Green, Lilla and Bette Wise, Tristen, Addison, Weston, Logan, Alexis & Graydon Nix, and Davis Scott. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, Wayne (Edna Mae)Thompson of Waco, GA; sisters-in-law, Lucille Goodman of Kennesaw, GA and Evelyn R. Thompson of Carrollton, GA; eight nephews and 4 nieces.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013, with visitation beginning at 10 am and a Memorial Service at 11 am at Hightower’s Funeral Home, Bremen, Ga. Mrs. Thompson was a 22 year survivor of breast cancer and in honor and memory of her, gifts from friends and family may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the charitable organization of your choice. Those of us whose lives were touched by this remarkable, lovely lady will eternally remember she loved us with all of her heart.
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Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen has charge of the arrangements.