Celebrating the life of Sarah Elizabeth Thompson
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"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." This quote best describes the legacy of Sarah Elizabeth Hallman Thompson, who transitioned to be with God, on September 8, 2022. She was 99 years young. Sister Sarah was born in Beallsville, MD, on April 24, 1923, to the late John Hallman, and the late Florence Hallman. She relocated to Frederick, MD, where she met and married the love of her life, George W. Thompson. This union produced eight children. Sister Sarah held various jobs in Frederick, but she is most noted for her work in Hood College's food service, where she was employed for many years. She supervised the dining facility and later supervised the dormitory area. She also served as a nursing assistance at the Odd Fellows Nursing Home in Frederick for a period of time. She was so well liked at the facility that the residents often referred to her as the Doctor.
Though her recent illness caused her to relocate to Virginia to reside with her daughter Gwen and son in law Frank, she continued her membership at Quinn. While residing in Virginia she attended local churches which included New Deliverance Evangelistic Church, Better Covenant, and Victory Tabernacle.
First and foremost, Sister Sarah truly loved the Lord. She joined Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church at a young age. Though her recent illness caused her to relocate to Virginia, she continued her membership at Quinn. She served in many capacities at her home church. Some of them included, The Ruth S. Brooks Scholarship Committee, The Trustee Board, The Stewardess Board, The Missionary Society, The Eveready Club and Sunday School Teacher. In addition, she worked as an office assistant in the church office. She was also president of The Senior Usher Board, where she "schooled" many recruits in the rudiments of ushering. She was famous for her "strut" as she led the choirs down the aisle. She also made sure her children attended church and Sunday School and served on various committees and choirs.
Left to honor her memory are her children; Freda Brown (Harold), Gwen Robinson, (Frank), Glen Thompson and Anthony Thompson, her Siblings; Lawrence Hallman, Joseph Hallman, Nancy Onley and Rosie Inabinett. Grandchildren; Larry Thompson Jr, (Suanne) Chanda Thompson, Brian Thompson (Amy), Kamilah Moran (Frank), Taikei Thompson, Tariq Thompson and bonus grands, Ryan Bowie and Rahsaan Bowie. A host of great grandchildren (17) and one great- great grandchild. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Fondly known as Mama Sarah, she will be especially remembered by her Quinn Chapel church family, including longtime friend, Lola Williams, and her Pastor Luke J Robinson. Sister Sarah touched and influenced many lives during her walk here on earth and those lives are better people for having known her.
Besides her parents, Sister Sarah is now reunited with her husband, George W. Thompson, Sr., children; George Thompson Jr. Kenneth Thompson, Ronald Thompson and Larry Thompson (Barbara), Siblings; James Barnes, Charles Hallman, Theodore Hallman, Leroy Hallman, John Hallman, Robert Hallman and Dorothy Hallman.
She exemplified Jesus through her unconditional love. She was an encourager and supporter as she took on the role of mother for many. She will truly be missed, but now she has taken on an even greater calling, to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Please join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of this great woman of God. Celebration services will begin on Thursday September 22, 2022, at Victory Tabernacle located at 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112 for services from 5-7 pm. On Saturday, September 24, 2022. services will be held at Jackson United Methodist Church, 5609 Ballenger Creek Pike Road, Frederick, MD, 21703, with the viewing beginning at 1-2 pm and Celebration of Life service starting at 2 pm. The Interment will be held on Tuesday, September 27th. 2022 at Amelia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, Virginia beginning at 12 pm.
Services entrusted to Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home Amelia, Va
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