Celebrating the life of LaShawn Unique Thompkins
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LaLa attended Union Branch Baptist Church where she participated in the youth choir, Sunday School and various church programs. She attended Amelia County Elementary School from Headstart through second grade. While in Amelia, she participated in Parks and Rec basketball and cheerleading, Girl Scout Troop #1178 and Joy’s School of Dance. She was currently in the fourth grade at Blackstone Primary School. She was also in an after-school program, the Boys and Girls Club.
Her passion was riding horses which she came to love through her Poppie John. She enjoyed taking pictures, Tik Tok, reading, skateboarding and having fun with her brother SJ and her many cousins. She always greeted everyone pleasantly with a warm smile and was very inquisitive and would ask many questions until she figured out an answer. Lala loved a challenge. She enjoyed being creative with arts and crafts and her recent Christmas project is left for her GiGi to cherish.
LaLa was preceded in death by her Poppie; John Thompkins Sr. She leaves to cherish her beautiful memories and love; her mother, Dominique Henderson Thompkins (Marcus), her father, Shawn Thompkins Sr. (Lakoata), brother Shawn (SJ) Thompkins Jr., sister Zoriyah Thompkins and a bonus sister Amariyai Rhodes, two grandmothers Jocelyn “GiGi” Thompkins and Fannie Marshall; grandfather; Robert Eppes, two great grandmothers; godparents Mr. & Mrs. De’Rome Thompson and Mr. & Mrs. Jamare Dickerson, three uncles, three aunts, nineteen great aunts, sixteen great uncles, one great-great aunt and many cousins & friends.
Public viewing for LaLa will be held Tuesday, December 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone and Wednesday, December 23 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home, Amelia.
Graveside Services Thursday, December 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Union Branch Baptist Church, Jetersville.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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