Elma Russell Thompson

July 12, 1920 - July 16, 2010
Elma Russell Thompson

Elma Russell Thompson, 90 of Wilmington passed away July 16, 2010 at Brunswick Cove Nursing Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Durgan Thompson and her daughter Eunice Thompson Edens.

Elma is survived by her five children James Dennis Thompson and wife Judy, Peggy Thompson Canady, Charles Edwin Thompson, Donald Craig Thompson and wife Theresa, William Neil Thompson, a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, sisters Louise, Essie and Gordon, brother PM Russell and wife Leona, and a dear friend Margaret Bell.

Elma was a homemaker, who loved to dance and Big Band Music. She loved her church and spending time with her family.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday, July 19, 2010 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service. Graveside service will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • July 19, 2010
    Alysia Torres says:
    Neil and family- My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. From what little I knew her, Grandma Thompson was a wonderful lady. God Bless you all. Love- Alysia Danielle

  • July 17, 2010
    Roy and Donna Joyner says:
    Dear Butsy and Judy, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. I know she will be greatly missed by you all. Our Prayers are with your entire family in this time of sorrow. Donna and Roy

  • July 17, 2010
    Amy Thompson says:
    Granny we will miss you! I know you are in a better place. Thanks for creating so many great memories for us all. Lots of love, your granddaughter Amy.

  • July 18, 2010
    Kimberly Hash says:
    My family and I are so very sorry for your loss. Try to remember all the special times during these rough times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything please let us know. Love, The HashCrew

  • July 17, 2010
    Angie,jon, Josh, and sarah Larson says:
    Granny we will miss you so much!! You have brought so much happiness to our lives. We love you so much and will remember you everyday!!