TRION — Evelyn Weaver Thompson, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the age of 84.
She was born on February 4, 1935 and was a native of Walker County where she lived her life lovingly raising her family with Fred Thompson, her husband of 69 years.
She loved to sing and she loved attending church where she was a member of Old Way Baptist. She made the best biscuits and gravy in the whole world. She loved her Lord and her family was her greatest joy.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Gary Thompson and Freddie Ray Thompson; daughter, Paulette Kinsey; parents, Bessie and Andrew Weaver; sisters, Hazel Walker and Dora Pfeil; and brothers, Ralph, Billy, Leroy, and Phillip Weaver.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Thompson of Trion; daughters, Judy (Roger) Williams of Rock Spring, Nancy (David) Bruce of LaFayette, Tiny Pinkerton of LaFayette, Sandy Thompson of LaFayette, Tracy (Brent) Riddle of Chickamauga, and Jennifer (Kris) Minton of Trion; sons, David (JoAnn) Thompson of Trion and Carl Thompson of Dalton; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Stephens, Willodean Cordell, and Jeanette Rushing; brothers, Kenneth, Thomas, and Jimmy Weaver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Old Way Baptist Church with her son David Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service after 12 p.m. at the church.
Interment at McIntyre Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Kris Minton, David Bruce, Joseph Thompson, Jace Thompson, Jimmy Pence, and Javan Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.