Faye Thompson

Published 1:26 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Thompson were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, June 5, 2024, at Bassfield Baptist Church with interment following in the Bassfield Cemetery.  Rev. Ken Roberts officiated, assisted by Rev. Tom Jackson.  Mrs. Thompson, age 94, entered into the eternal rest of her Lord Friday, May 31, 2024, at her residence in Bassfield.  Saulters Moore Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

The family received friends Tuesday evening, June 4, 2024, at Saulters Moore Funeral Home from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Mrs. Thompson was carried to her final rest by those honored to serve as pallbearers; they included James Fagan, Doug Stein, Kevin Saulters, John David West, Scott Courtney and Chad Viniard.

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Allen Faye Bass Thompson was born near Bassfield on Aug. 22, 1929, to A.Q. Bass and Mattie Smith Bass.  Her father died when she was only one year old, and Mattie moved back to her family in the Red House community near Prentiss where her brother A. B. Smith operated a store.  They lived there until Faye was fourteen.  Her mother took a job as a telephone operator and they moved back to Bassfield, where she finished high school and later attended Pearl River Jr. College.

She married Joe B. Thompson June 19,, 1949, and went on to finish college at USM.  Faye taught school for two years at Sumrall, then transferred to Bassfield where she taught history for seventeen years.  She was a member of Bassfield Baptist Church, where she taught the Ruth Sunday School Class and was a member of the WMU.  She enjoyed working for her church, her flowers, gardening, and being around family and friends.

She is survived by two s,ons, Michael (Wanda) of Bassfield and Patrick of Prentiss; five grandchildren, Blake Thompson (Jenny), Sara Thompson McRaney (Kevin), Deidra Fagan, Drake Grant, Dakota Grant and nine great-grandchildren, Noah Cleveland, Hayden Thompson, Emily McRaney, Ethan McRaney, Kasion Grant, Kartley Grant, Kanon Grant, Kinlee Fagan, and Kylynn Entrican.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Joe B. Thompson; six sisters, Maude Bass, Ida DeForrest, Emma Shivers, Lillian Jared, twins-Lovie McDonald and Dovie Griffith and one brother, Houston Bass.

The family wishes to thank Amedisys Care Service, especially Michelle Boleware Reid; caregivers, Andrea Daley Brown, Eddie Ruth Hathorn and Jackie Thompson; her nephew, Edward Bass, who visited almost every day, special friend and neighbor Norma Hennis; neighbor Lowery Saulters; her cousin, Lillian Ratcliff, Bettye Clark, Brother Ken Roberts and all those who brought food, those who served and her friends and relatives who made her last days better by visits and phone calls.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com