Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson

12-03-1939 - 07-12-2023


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December 3, 1939                                                                                         July 12, 2023

Funeral Service

Thursday, July 27, 2023—11:00AM
St. Luke Baptist Church
103 Morningside Avenue, New York, New York 10027
Reverend Dr. Shane Hilliard—Presiding


Rosehill Cemetery
Linden, New Jersey

Louise ‘Weezee’ Thompson was born on December 3rd, 1939 to Frank and Elizabeth Kirkland in Harlem, New York. She was the 13th of 14 children. During her teenage years, she attended Julia Richmond high school. As her life journey continued, she had 2 children, Lorraine and Leonard. She met George Thompson and they married. They moved to Massachusetts, where her 3rd child, Todd was born.

Since George was in the Air Force, Louise became an Air Force wife and the family moved again to Tampa, Florida where the 4th child, Sharon was born. Our mother then returned to New York City and began her work career. With 4 children to raise, she started working at a head start program in the Bronx and began night school to advance her career.

She received her high school diploma at Morris High School in the Bronx and then obtained an associate degree at Bronx Community College, both by attending night school and working full time. She became a para professional with the Board of Education city of New York in the early 1970’s. She said recently “I loved every minute” referring to her career at the Board of Ed.

She was very engaged with her special education students in and out of school. They loved her and would call her even after graduating. During this time, she was on a quest to find a church home. She found her church home at St Luke Baptist Church in Harlem, NY under Pastor JG McCann in 1989. She currently served under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Shane Hilliard.

Mommy retired from the Bd of Ed in 2006. Weezee enjoyed dancing, her favorite was salsa. She also enjoyed arts and crafts and baking, her specialty was ‘Sock it to Me’ cake. She dressed to impress and preferred colorful clothes. Her favorite color was yellow.

She is survived by 2 sisters, Mabel and Loretta, 3 living children Lorraine, Todd and Sharon. Her eldest son, Leonard passed away in 2021. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lil Leonard, James, Kasie and Tamiya. She leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, in laws, friends, neighbors from Lakeview apartments, church associates and other loved ones. She was loved dearly and will be missed.


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