Agnes Ashworth Thompson

May 11, 1926 ~ July 18, 2010

Agnes Marie Ashworth Thompson, 84, of Lake Charles, LA died at 12:17 PM on Sunday, July 18, 2010.

Mrs. Thompson was born May 11, 1926 in Starks, LA, where she attended Starks High School. She lived in Westlake for a number of years, before traveling the world with her husband during his Air Force Career. In 1974 she moved back to the Lake Charles / Westlake area. Mrs. Thompson worked most of her life as a teller at a number of banks around the country. She was a member of the Krewe de la Noblesse, serving as queen in 1989. She attended Trinity Baptist Church and participated in a number of civic organizations. She will always be remembered as a wonderful seamstress and cook, and enjoyed making jelly for all her friends and family.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her daughter, Joyce Smith of Lake Charles; brother, Jimmie Ashworth and wife Alice of Westlake; sister-in-law, Shirley Ashworth of Corvallis, OR; grandchildren, John Fayko, III and wife Pam, Missy Abraham and husband Jim, and Wayne Smith, all of Lake Charles; great-grandchildren, J.K., Chance, and Elizabeth Fayko and Anne Marie and Tillie Abraham; along with a number of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Thompson; an infant son; parents, Hugh and Lida Ashworth; sister, Dorothy Hebert; brothers, Howard and Horace Ashworth.

Her funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Steve James will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and continue on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

The family would like to express a special word of thanks to Dr. King White for extending her life and the wonderful care they received.

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 126 Arlington, Lake Charles, LA 70605 or the National Kidney Foundation, 8200 Hampson St. Suite 425, New Orleans, LA 70118-1063.

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  1. I'm so sorry to hear about Agnes. She will be missed by many. My prayers will be with you. Joyce, John, Missy and Wayne, I know it will be hard, but she is in a better place with Tommy at her side. Love Tammy

  2. Joyce, John, Missy Wayne: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I smile as I remember what a character Agnes was. She loved life, didn't she? I hope Tommy was ready for her arrival. I can see them dancing now.Love in Christ,Theresa

  3. Joyce, Wayne Missie, I am very sad to hear about MEME. I always so loved her from the moment BJ introduced me to her. She was soooo full of life and loved all Waynes friends. In fact, I copied her name and have all my grandchildren and nieces and nephews call me MEME! May God comfort you all.

  4. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you comfort and heal your pain from the loss of Agnes. She will be remembered by many, and her love will live on in all of you. We love you all,Carroll,Paula,Jacob,Meredith, and Morgan Williams

  5. Wayne, I am sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. We were so truly sorry when we heard of Agnes' passing. Our thoughts prayers are certainly with your family. It must be acknowledged that Agnes made, among many other fabulous dishes, the grandest most delicious bread pudding on the planet. It will never be surpassed.With love,Ralph Kelly

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