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By The Skanner News
Published: 03 February 2011

A funeral was held on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 for Minnie Louise Thompson at Life Change Christian Center.
Minnie Louise Thompson was born Minnie Louise Mays on July 3, 1942 to the union of Woodrow Wilson Mays and Lottie Mae Mays (Parson) in Decatur, Alabama. At an early age, she moved with her family to Portland, Ore.
Louise (as she preferred to be called) graduated from Washington High School and received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from Portland Community College. From the date of her college graduation for over forty years, Louise was a practicing nurse for Legacy Health Care Systems – Emanuel Hospital. Her passion for patient care and health touched the lives of thousands of patients across many surgical specialties. Louise retired from Legacy Emanuel in 2008, leaving behind many co-workers with whom she built meaningful friendships and with whom she kept in touch.
Louise was blessed with three loving children – Nolan Stewart, Kimberly (Mitchell) Elliott, and Rhonda (James) Etherly. In September 1986, she married James Edward Thompson. Louise is also survived by James' children - Tina (James) Jackson, James (Jacquelyn) Thompson Jr., Jonathan (Jasmine) Thompson, Jermaine (Stacey) Thompson, and Jimmy Thompson. Also left to mourn are Louise's fifteen grandchildren and one great grand child. She was the last surviving sibling on her maternal side and she is survived by two sisters [Veronica (John) Cable & Anita Mays] and three brothers [Ples Mays, Victor Mays, and Willie (Valerie) Mays] on her paternal side. She is also survived by her father's second wife, Evelyn Mays, who resides in Cleveland, Ohio. Louise is preceded in death by her parents (Woodrow and Lottie) and her siblings (Wilma Jean Mays, Ricky Rankin, Glasker Rankin, Armpriscilla Epps, and Woodrow Wilson Mays, Jr.).
Please visit Minnie's online webpage guestbook at www.terryfamilyfuneralhome.com to leave messages of condolences for the family. Arrangements entrusted to Terry Family Funeral Home.

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