Dorothy L. Thompson – 11-1-2019

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memorial page for 

Dorothy L. Thompson

May 24, 1956
~ October 22, 2019



VISITATION-Friday 11-1-2019
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Friday 11-1-2019
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
12:00 PM


Dorothy Louise Thompson, lovingly known as "Dot," was born on May 24, 1956 in Long Branch, NJ to Herbert Charles Thompson Sr. and Mary Magalene Thompson.  At an early age, she started her walk of faith at Henshaw AME Church in Cottondale, Florida while living with her grandmother, Marshanna Thompson.  She held onto her faith and continued her walk with God until he called her home on October 22, 2019.

Dot loved to cook, sing, dance and laugh.  Her laugh was so infectious she brightened any room she walked into.  She will be remembered for her jokes and how you can always expect her to tell you the truth, whether you wanted to hear it or not! Dot would put you in your place and have you laughing at the same time.  She mostly worked in factories and hotels.  In her younger days, she was known to be a blues singer in a band and could be heard singing her favorite song, Misty Blue, at the Brown Castle in Long Branch, NJ.  She lived life to its fullest.

Dot filled a void in many of her family and friends by showing them they were not alone and they were loved.  She did not have to spend every day with you, but each time you were with Dot, she never let you leave without letting you know you were loved.

Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Mary Thompson; her 3 siblings: William Thompson, Shirley Thompson and Herbert Charles Thompson Jr. and her daughter Cynthia Thompson.

Dorothy Thompson was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory a loving son Jason Thompson of Long Branch; a brother Jesse Lee Hamilton Sr. of Asbury Park; three grandchildren Jason Thompson II of Holmdel, Zyhir and Ja'Kyiah Thompson of Long Branch; nieces Anita Thompson of Raleigh, NC and Jessnia Hamilton of Lakewood; six nephews Julius Thompson of Essex, Maryland, Jerome (Jessie) Thornton of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jessie Hamilton Jr. of Long Branch, Keith Thornton of Asbury Park, Tyrell and Leequan Hamilton of Lakewood; aunts Mildred Hollins of Orlando, Florida, Alvina Thompson of Tallahassee, Florida and Eunice Medler of Neptune; uncles Andrew Thompson of Cottondale, Florida, Moses Thompson of Neptune and Ervin Thompson of Red Bank; 5 great-nephews; 3 great-nieces; a special cousin Brenda Walker who was like a sister and many, many more cousins and friends who will miss her dearly.



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