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Leara Lane Thompson

Funeral services were held June 24, 2014, at Blue Springs CME. Church, Columbia, for Mrs. Leara Lane Thompson, 87, who died June 15 at Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg. Elder Eddie Dixon officiated with interment following in the Wheeler Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Leara Lane Thompson was born in Columbus, Mississippi, to the late Mary Lane Gardner. She attended high school at Union Academy and graduated from Mississippi Industrial College where she met her husband Phillip.

She was a member of New Hope CME Church in Columbus and later joined Greenwood CME in Memphis, TN. When she moved to Columbia, Mississsippi, she joined Blue Springs CME Church where she remained a member until her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Thompson, Sr.

She is survived by sons, Phillip Thompson of Memphis, TN, and Don Thompson of Columbia, MS; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; four great-great-great grandchildren; sister, Ernestine Montgomery of Ypsilanti, MI; many other relatives and friends.