Funeral service for Rev. Gladstone Wellington Thompson, 84 yrs., a resident of Kendall Ave. South Beach & formerly of Current Island, Eleuthera, will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street, on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart, assisted by Rev. Dr. A. Dewitt Hutcheson & other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment follows in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his children: Janet & Perry Carey, Faye Janice Shire, Anita & George Bodie, Bonny Thompson, Quint & Sheryl Thompson, Bernadette & Keith Clayborne, Carol & Anthony Knowles, David & Karen Deveaux, Troy & Patricia Thompson, Garred Thompson and Lathera & Charles Demeritte, adopted children: Lorraine & Lowell Edgecombe, Barbara & Bernard Smith, Shaketa Hall
Grandchildren: Jamaro and Juanita Thompson, Otheddra & Sean Almace, Okeria & RBPF Inspector Jason Higgs, Jamell, George Jr. and Erin Bodie, Phyllicia Rutledge, Bonita Thompson (pre-deceased), Pytheus, Quiniska, Jasmine & Jada Thompson, Von Byron Shire, Kishon & Gerel, Kendall & Nina, Kendrick & Reidun and Kyle Clayborne, Duran & Marilyn, Darran and Daniel Knowles, Lowell Jr., Lowrell and Lowtadus Edgecombe, Aaron, Ajani, D’Vanya and Garvis Deveaux, Wisdom, Heaven and Trinity Thompson, Paul Thompson, Zoe, Treasure and Tracey Demeritte.
Great Grandchildren: RBDF Marine Seaman Taro Thompson, Camelio Dorsette Jr., Ou’Chenna Rahming, Rashawn & Rashae Almace, Jaya, Jason Jr. and Javyn Higgs, Jordan and Marissa Forbes, Joshua Armbrister, Atira Bodie, Elijah Jr, Khadin Rutledge, Elijah, Kasper, Kjersten, Karolin, Kanan, Kia, Chai, Sophia and Sebastian Clayborne, Allan, Aden, Athan, Alec and Dillon Knowles, Jada and Aiden Edgecombe
Siblings: Marjorie Thompson, Elizabeth Sands and Vincent Thompson (pre-deceased)
Nieces and Nephews: Elizabeth Ferguson, Roscoe & Rodwell Thompson, Dewitt Dupuch, Channon, Chandler, Charlton & Clinton Sands, Janesta Messam, Normica Campbell, Brendalee Matteo, Shandella Dames, La-Paige Rolle, Hollin Wilson, Monique Darville, Napoleon Turnquest, Gardania Lightbourne, Tamaica Hicks, Anthony Turnquest, Garnique Thompson, Candia Seymour, Giovanni & Teray Delancey,
In-laws: Carolie Wilson, Violet & Garnet Thompson, Marilyn Delancy, Vera Perpall, Mary Perpall and Pedro Perpall
Cousins: Thelma, Donald, Beverly, Beulah, Antionette, Sam, Krell, Bobby, Doretha, The descendants of Louise Symonette and family of Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera, Harrold Thompson and family, Samuel Thompson and family, Edith Ferguson and family of South Florida, Raphelita Butler and family of South Florida,
Friends and Other Relatives: Roscoe Perpall, Geneva Cunningham, Donetta Clayborne, Dazelle Bethel, Judith Blair, The Perpall Family, The Bannister Family, South Beach Neighborhood family, Pastor L. V. McMillian and Family of Miami, Florida, Iona Knowles, his dearly beloved Bethel Baptist Church family, Speaking To That Mountain Ministry family, The South Eleuthera Family and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home, Market Street, from 9-1:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.