Ouida Jane Ellis Thompson, 99, passed away Friday, May 27, 2022, at her residence. Her daughter, Shirley, and son, Don, and loved caregivers, Kelly Word, and Brenda French were present.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, June 1, at 11 am at Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery in Albany, Ga.
Born in Newton, Georgia, to Alice Allen Ellis and Jo Henry Ellis, Ouida was the youngest of six children.
Ouida retired from the MCLB in 1987 after 33 years. She was the Supervisor of Disbursements. Ouida was a “Rosie the Rivetter” during WWII at Turner Airforce Base. Ouida was a member of the National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. As long as she was able she attended the Thronateeska Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was preceded in death by her husband, I.P. Thompson, daughters, Susan Thompson Lawton, Janet Thompson Webb, her parents, three sisters: Edna Blaise, Toy Curran, Pauline Hallsel, and two brothers, Homer and Lake Ellis.
Survivors include her children, Shirley T. Rogers, Albany, Ga (Lee County), I. Lamar Thompson, Lee County, and Don Thompson, Albany, Ga, ten grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.