Mary Thompson

Mrs. Mary Nell Deariso Thompson, 88, of Sylvester, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at her residence.

The graveside service was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday November 3, 2019 in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Mike Kierbo officiated.  

Mrs. Thompson was born on December 30, 1930 in Sylvester, GA, to the late John Ford and Vesta Fowler Deariso. She had lived in Sylvester all her life and was retired from the Sutton Livestock Company as a bookkeeper. Mrs. Deariso earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA and was an active member of the Worth County Historical Society and the Barnard Trail DAR. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sylvester and enjoyed genealogy and quilting, but most importantly spending time with her friends and family.

Survivors include her children, Kathy Powell of Valdosta, Steve Thompson of Sylvester and Nancy Cameron (Mike) of Ormond Beach, FL; grandchildren, Britton Powell (Megan), Barrett Powell (Leah), Sandi Short (Ed), Ivie Smith (Dallas), John and Erin Cameron; great grandchildren, Luke Powell, Kelsie Smith and Josie Short.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, James Luther “J.L.” Thompson, Jr.

A special thank you, to the Colquitt Regional Hospice and caregivers, Brenda Walters, Gwen Kelly and Debra Jefferson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colquitt Regional Hospice, 2516 5th Ave SE, Moultrie, GA, 31776., or to the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, 141 Madeline Hill Court, Leesburg, GA, 31763 

Please sign our online guest registry at www.banksfh.com. Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester was in charge of arrangements.