Coreatta Thompson was born on August 7, 1924, to John Arrington and Mary Broyles in Conway, Arkansas. She was the second born of eleven children. Her parents, nine siblings, one son (Bobby) and two grandsons (Terry and Cedric Jr.) preceded her in death.
She received her education in Conway, Arkansas. She relocated to Kansas City after the birth of her fifth of six children. After her first grandchild insisted on calling her “Momo”, she became Momo to every generation to follow. Momo’s house was the place to be. She became a member of Roswell Church of Christ and was employed by Boilermakers Railroad until retirement.
As the matriarch of five living generations, Coreatta had an incredible appreciation for life, God’s grace, and her family. She was never one to complain and only spoke of being blessed to have lived such a long healthy life. She hosted many gatherings filled with love, laughter and amazing food, often describing her recipes as having” a pinch of this and a pinch of that”. And when it came to dessert, her Sock It to Me cake, peach cobbler, and strawberry cobbler, absolutely divine. She also traveled with her family to places like the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and her most favorite US destination, Las Vegas. Visiting local casinos became a favorite pastime of hers. She managed to hone a perfect twist of her middle finger when pressing that button on her favorite slot machine…so adorable and often profitable!
After a long, well-lived life, she transitioned from her earthly home to meet her heavenly father on October 14, 2021.
She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memories four daughters: Patricia Williams; Mary Hooks; Jolenetta Allen; Janice Richmond (Joe); and one son: Derrick Thompson; all of Kansas City, Kansas; two sisters: Lorine Morris of Conway, Arkansas; and Mattie Meeks of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Elisa; Leah; Kenneth; Tyrone; Felicia; Darryl; Tia; Brandon; Derrick Jr.; Lilliana; Maddison; Lucas; Joshua; and Alicia; a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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