Elizabeth Thompson

May 11, 1924 ~ December 14, 2010

Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Fontenot Thompson, 86, of Iowa, LA died at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 in her residence.

Mrs. Thompson was born May 11, 1924 in Mamou, LA, where she graduated from Mamou High School. She has lived in Lake Charles since 1951 and in Iowa since 1998. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and St. Margaret Catholic Church for the past forty-one years, where she taught CCD for a number of those years. Mrs. Thompson was a member of Our Lady of Fatima # 1506 and the Catholic Daughters for over fifty years. She was also a volunteer for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center for over thirty years. Mrs. Thompson dedicated her life to the Lord and to the people of the community. God was her all.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her daughter, Annette M. Thompson of Lake Charles; sons, Anthony "Tony" Thompson and wife Julie of Grand Lake and Jude T. Thompson and wife Donna of Iowa, LA; seven grandchildren, Bron and wife Pam, Tiffany, Lauren, Jordan and wife Marianna, Geoffrey and wife Jennifer, Matthew, and Andrew; and one great-grandchild, Casey. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-one years, Eriel Thompson.

Her funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 17, 2010 at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Jessings will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the funeral home.

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  1. Dear Annette, Sometimes it is hard to put down in words what we want others to know. It's easy to write what I know, like I know how much you enjoyed your time together, how much fun you had, how much you loved her, how much you will miss her. When mom passed I began what I call my next phase of life. I hope you know that your friends love you and will be there for you and with you during this next phase of your life. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Love and hugs, Jan

  2. Dear Family, Losing a loved one can be devastating, which is why I wanted to share with you that death isnt the end. We know this because when Jesus was on earth, he demonstrated that when he got news of Lazarus death. The account recorded in John chapter 11 shows that to those who were with him at the time, Jesus said: Lazarus has fallen asleep I am going to awaken him. And just as he stated, the account reveals that he asked to be taken where Lazarus was already buried for four days. When he got to the grave, he called Lazarus and he came out alive and well. Amazing isnt it? What Jesus did then was just a preview of what we can expect from him when the time comes for Jehovah God and His son Jesus to end this wicked world we live in(Psalms 37: 9-11, 29); (Proverbs 2: 21 and 22); (1 John 2 verses 15 to 17). Once that happens Jehovahs Heavenly Kingdom with Christ as the appointed king will govern the entire earth and for that reason all the problems we face today, including death will be eliminated. According to the following Scriptures even our dead loved ones will come back to life.(Isaiah 9:6, 7); (Isaiah 25: 8), (John 5: 28), (1 Corinthians 15:26), (Revelation 21:3 and 4). To learn what to do to be reunited with them when Jesus resurrect them, please contact the local congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses for a Bible Study.

  3. I always knew my aunt as Aunt La La.We were out of touch for decades as I have been with most of my family and I'm sad about that.I was given aunt La La's phone number and called and had a great conversation with her a few months ago. She was an inspiring person.Having been born in 1924 at a birth weight of about one and a half pounds and a shoe box was used as her cradle, it is almost a miracle that she survived.She was the baby of ten and my dad (John) was only about 3 years older than she.All I can say to my cousins is that I loved your Mom and I regret your loss. The world is poorer for her departure and she is certainly being rewarded for her life.

  4. Melissa, Avery, Aaron and I would like to express our condolences to Tony, Jude, and Annette as well as the rest of the family. Aunt Betty was a wonderful godmother to me. I still have the picture of her holding me at my baptism. We will miss her.

  5. The picture of Aunt Betty is just as I think of her. My memories of her always include laughter and smiles. My mother loved her with all her heart. I learned from Aunt Betty at Mom's funeral that Mom always wanted to play the violin. She told the story in the way only Aunt Betty could. I'm sure she and Mom are together now watching over all of us.

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