Mildred Thompson 1927 – 2017
Mildred Thompson, a resident of Haltom City, Texas for over 57 years, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at the age of 90.
Mildred, born in El Dorado, Arkansas, moved to Prescott, Arkansas with her family as a young child. She attended Prescott High School and received her diploma in 1945. In 1947 she met a young man, BC Thompson, who was just returning from the European campaign of WWII. They were married at the First Methodist Church and soon moved to Fort Worth, Texas in search of employment. As a young woman, Mildred worked on the assembly line at General Dynamics, was in customer service at Barbrook Swimming Pool, waitressed at various cafés, and was employed as a dental assistant to Dr. Parish. She also volunteered many hours within the Birdville School District for the PTA. Both Mildred and BC served as youth leaders for Valley View Baptist Church for many years. The church produced lasting friendships and cherished memories throughout both of their lives. Mildred thought of the youth group as her kids. She and BC joined Grace Baptist Church in 1996 where she made a habit of winning card and domino games on “Game Day”.
Mildred is survived by her son, Rodney Thompson and his wife, Joan; four grandchildren, Rodney Thompson II, Anne McHalffey, Rose Withem, and Sarah Pennebaker; and 5 great-grandchildren ages 1 month to 9 years. She is preceded in death by her husband BC Thompson, her parents, Imon and Bessie Pittman, three sons, Michael, Richard, and Craig Thompson; and two sisters, Thelma Lowe and Opal Pittman.
Mildred committed her life to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as an adult. Of all of her life’s defining moments, she believed that the decision to be a follower of Christ was the most important. If you were around her for any time, she would encourage you to follow His example. Her many life experiences were filtered with “that was before I was saved” or “that was after I was saved.”
The family would like to thank North Pointe Nursing Center and Envoy Hospice for their great care and service to Mildred. There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Donations may be made in Mildred’s honor to Grace Baptist Church, 1501 Jim Wright Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas, 76108.