Mary Susan Ragland Thompson, 81


Mrs. Mary Susan Ragland Thompson, age 81, widow of Edsel Hughett Thompson, of Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel with speakers Mark Eller and Roxanne Reid officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. at Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Mountlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.

Mrs. Thompson was born Sept. 11, 1938, in Wake County to Jack and Mary Kivett Ragland. She retired from Wilkes County Schools as a teacher assistant. She also worked in public relations at Campbell University. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Thompson Miller and husband Sam of Wilkesboro; a son, Michael Hughett Thompson and longtime partner Gina Dillard of Wilkesboro; Jessica Dillard, who was like a granddaughter; and a brother, Jack R. Ragland Jr. and wife Iris of Asheboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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