Magalene “Maggie” Thompson, 89 of Genoa, WV passed away Monday, November 6, 2023 at the home of her daughter in Grethel, KY. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV with Pastor James Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in Huff Cemetery, Genoa.
She was born October 1, 1934 in Salyersville, KY, the daughter of the late William “Bird” and Rebecca Barker Stone. In addition to her parents, Maggie was preceded in death by her late husband, Ford Thompson, son and daughter-in-law, William and Valerie Stone, sons-in-law, Tommy Derefield and Gerald Newsome and siblings, Bessie Short, Goldie Stevens, Brady Robertson, Joann Hylton, Nancy Jane King, Homer Cantrell, Dalton Stone, Charles Stone, Bill Stone, Hank Stone, Everett Stone.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Mick) Carter of Louisa, KY, Kathy Newsome of Grethel, KY; two sons, Billy (Tammy) Stone of Genoa and James (Angie) Patrick of Gallipolis, OH. She is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Dallas and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Maggie was known for her hard work, dedication and strength. She enjoyed caring for many individuals prior to owning and operating a business for many years. Maggie loved her family, friends and fur babies and will be missed by all. Her children find comfort and peace in knowing that prior to her becoming ill, she made a profession of faith followed by baptism.
It is impossible to sum up a life of eighty-nine years in just a few short paragraphs. We know the world will be a little dimmer without her here. She was filled with a spontaneous sass that was unforgettable. Maggie taught her family how to be resilient and resourceful, how to show strength when needed, but also how to lend a helping hand whenever possible. Her life leaves behind its own legacy and everyone that knew her will never forget. She accepted the Lord and obeyed in water baptism. What a family reunion it must be when the angels escorted her home. Greatly loved and deeply missed.
Visitation will be held from noon until service time Thursday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.