Obituary of Nancy Carolyn Everhart Thompson
Nancy Carolyn Everhart Thompson passed peacefully from this life on Sunday Feb 21, 2021. She was born April 17, 1936 in Lucia, North Carolina, the second child of Ralph Moody Everhard and Alma Allen Everhart, her brother Tommy was six years old.
She attended schools in Gaston County, where her mother(principal and teacher), taught her at the Lucia Elementary School, a building long gone, it was situated just beside the family’s church and cemetery. She graduated from Mount Holly High School. She attended the Women’s College in Greensboro and then Western Carolina University. While at Western Carolina, she met and married Richard Byrd Thompson, who precedes her in death; they were married 48 years. Together they raised two children, Don and Susan.
When the children were both in school, she began a career with Anchor Paper Corporation, became the “adopted” sister of the corporation owners, Mr Sam Woods and Mr JL Hughes, the three of them were a remarkable team. In 1983, she, and the wives of Woods and Hughes, and a friend began 4 Gals Corporation. Nancy remained with both companies until a serious health crisis forced her retirement.
Mrs Thompson was a member of Sharon Presbyterian Church where she was a Women’s Circle chairman and Bible Study leader. She enjoyed playing bridge, collecting antiques, hand made Santa’s and tending to her flowers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and a great-granddaughter.
She is survived by her children, Donald Allen Thompson and Susan Lynne Malcolm Thompson, grandchildren Jami Erin Malcolm Liebl(Jason), Lauren Thompson Malcolm Hellberg(Matthew), Joanna Kaitlyn Thompson Sjoberg(Christian), Meagan Elizabeth Thompson, and Taylor Leeann Penson Thompson and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved brother Tommy Lee Everhart of Lucia, NC.
She was a cherished wife, mother and grandmother.
She always wore a smile, she had style, class and grace and was a friend to many.
Well done good and faithful servant.
A socially distanced graveside service will be held, and she will be buried with 6 generations of her family at the Snow Hill Cemetery, in Lucia, NC on Thursday February 25 at 2:00, officiated by Dr Deborah Starczweski.
In lieu of flowers, Mrs Thompson would like donations to Star National Outreach Worldwide, P.O. Bx 70, Cornelius, NC 28031 or online at www.StarMinistriesInc.com
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