Shirley Mae Thompson, Age :77

May 07,1943---Jul 27,2020

Shirley Mae (Jackson) Thompson was born to Henry and Rosa Jackson on May 7, 1943.  She was the eighth of thirteen children.  She was born and raised in Hennepin, Oklahoma where she attended Woodland High School. 

Shirley began her professional career with Stromberg Carlson in 1961 in Gene Autry, Oklahoma where she worked until 1975.  She relocated to Grants, New Mexico in 1975 with her family and started a new career with United Nuclear Mines Corp.  She lived in Grants with her two sons Karl Kendricks and Kerry (Chubby) Jackson. During this time, she met and married Ronald Thompson. In 1985, she relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico where she began a new career path in the Home Health Care industry.

Shirley was an avid figurine collector in her spare time.  When she wasn’t working, she spent her time with her family and friends.  She was known for her great cooking skills and her contagious laughter. Shirley was also very generous in donating to various charities.  

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Rosa Jackson; brothers: Travis Stevenson, Larry Jackson, Henry Jackson, and James Stevenson; her sisters Geraldine Williams, and Leah (Bessie) Joseph.

She is survived by her sons Karl Kendricks and Kerry Jackson, granddaughter Felicity Jackson, great granddaughters Nala and Nova Fries, and husband Ronald Thompson all who still reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her brothers; Roy Macy Stevenson of Wichita, Kansas, Max Stevenson of Los Angeles, California, and Jerry Jackson or Ardmore, Oklahoma; her sisters Willeane Morgan of Los Angeles, California, Virginia Jackson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Karen Jackson of Glenarden, Maryland, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Scripture

Isaiah 41:10

 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you;

Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,

Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

 

 

Arrangements Entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663

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Condolences

Teresa Stevenson Aug 05 ,2020

Niece ,Ardmore ,Oklahoma

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalms 31:24. May God’s guidance and his mercy abide with you and your family. I know the pain and loss. It comes in waves and never leaves but the calm will come. Love you both! You’re always in my heart.