2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Perkins, Whittington, Beckett
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MRS. DOROTHY "DOT" THOMPSON AND EXPRESSING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPON HER PASSING.
WHEREAS, Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Thompson departed this earthly life on Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the age of 54 to enter into eternal rest, causing great sorrow and loss to her family and friends; and
WHEREAS, born in Abbeville, Mississippi, on November 23, 1950, to Albert Nicks and Iola Young, Mrs. Thompson was raised by her grandparents Albert and Mary Etta Young; and
WHEREAS, a dedicated Christian, Mrs. Thompson confessed an early faith in Christ, uniting with Liberty Hill C.M.E. Church and later becoming a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenwood before moving to Madison; and
WHEREAS, preceded in death by her parents, Mrs. Thompson's memory will continue to warm the hearts of her survivors, including: her husband of 34 years, Hugh Thompson; children, Rogerick (Jarveen) Thompson, Keith Thompson and LaShunda Thompson; grandchildren, Jayla Rose and Rogerick Jarod; six sisters; four brothers; one aunt and a host of other relatives and friends; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and commend excellence in the lives of such notable Mississippians as Mrs. Thompson, whose life served as a beacon of light, inspiration and encouragement, and whose love of life and humanity transcended all barriers:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the life and legacy of Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Thompson and express deepest sympathy to her family and friends upon her passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the family of Mrs. Thompson and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.