OKOLONA – James Everette Thompson, 56, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center from injuries received in an auto accident. He was born Sept. 19, 1957, to Eloise Thompson Rogers and the late Doward Thompson.
He was a 1976 graduate of Shannon High School, where he played football and baseball. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a former employee of LifeStyle. He lived in Dunkirk, N.Y., before returning home to Okolona.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Boone officiating. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Eloise Rogers, and his stepfather, John Rogers, of Okolona; three daughters, Cynthia Young (Bernard) of Shannon, Angelia Williams of Tupelo and Jasmine Thompson of Okolona; four sons, Mario Thompson of Atlanta, Marcus Thompson of Okolona, Marion Hughes of Nettleton and Marriel Thompson of Atlanta; one brother, Walter Thompson of Okolona; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.