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Evangelist Mary E. Thompson
(July 14, 1947 - January 7, 2024)
Mary Ellen Mitchell Thompson, a beloved wife, mother, and servant of the Lord, and co-founder of Divine Encounter Prophetic Conference, stepped from earth to heaven on January 7, 2024, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Born on July 14, 1947, to Ernest N. and Ivory Burdette Mitchell, Mary was the youngest and last surviving of seven children.
Raised in Argentine, KS, Mary graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1965. Her academic journey continued at Pittsburg State University, where she initially pursued a teaching degree. However, she soon met and married the love of her life, the late, great Robert Gene Thompson. Their blessed union spanned 42 years and brought into the world two wonderful children, Robin Genae Thompson and Scot Marquis Thompson.
Later in life Evg. Mary pursued the continuance of her academic studies and achieved her Bachelor Degree in Missions in June 2020. This achievement came after years of being a devoted wife and mother and tirelessly serving Jesus by sharing the gospel on the mission field.
Evg. Mary received Jesus Christ as her Savior in her teens but fully committed her life to His Lordship in 1980. She was discipled and received her foundation as she served at Second Baptist Church in Argentine, KS under the leadership of the late Pastor Roy A. Reed. The foundation she received there, catapulted her into the deeper things of God. She took Him at His word and would joke about how she believed it so much she even believed the bible maps. She served at Second Baptist as a Sunday School teacher, on the staff of the School of Christian Education, as church yearbook secretary, choir member, was a committed deaconess but her ultimate passion was the Mission Department. As a missionary evangelist, she touched lives across four continents, fervently spreading the gospel to see souls saved.
Early in her professional life, Evg. Mary was the first black secretary at Missouri Southern University in Joplin, MO. She was later employed by TWA and held in high esteem as a member of the Black Caucus. She also held positions in other companies but most recently Student Transportation of America where she was a school bus driver and monitor up until February 2023.
Her creative flair was evident in her playwriting and crafting personalized acronym tributes. She loved reciting dialect poetry and some years ago was actively involved with J.T. Productions in Kansas City, taking roles in numerous plays. Her passion for teaching, preaching, and spreading the gospel was a constant thread through all her endeavors.
In 1995, she co-founded Divine Encounter a prophetic conference under the direction of the Holy Spirit. The Lord told her He wanted to restore the gift of the prophet to the Body of Christ. Divine Encounter held annual prophetic conferences every year since 1995 and countless lives have been changed by this ministry.
Evg. Mary's legacy of evangelism is a testament to her unwavering faith, love for her family, and commitment to serving others. Her life was a beacon of light, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Her parents, beloved husband, and siblings all preceded her in death. She leaves to celebrate her rich legacy her daughter, Robin G. Thompson (of the home), her son Scot M. Thompson (St. Louis, MO), three grandchildren, Jordan Diederich Thompson (Bonnie) of Olathe, Elijah McKenzie Bradshaw (Raytown, MO), and Nevaeh Grace Thompson (St. Louis, MO). Three great grandchildren, Nicholas Thompson, Athena Thompson and Artemus Thompson (Olathe). Her sisters Rosemarie Seaberry Williams (Dan), KCK and Theresa Seaberry Rogers, KCMO. One niece Dionne Wheeler (Andre), KCK, two nephews, Richard Mitchell, Long Beach, CA and Felix Mitchell, CA. Three great nieces, Ivory Danielle Motley (Brian) Houston, TX, Fallon Mitchell and Danica Mitchell, both of Long Beach, CA. Two great-great nephews Morris & Mitchell Motley, TX. And a host of relatives and friends.
Her home going celebration will be Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Mt. Carmel C.O.G.I.C. 2025 N. 12th St., KCK 66104. 10am-11am Visiting & Fellowship, 11am Homegoing Celebration.
Acknowledgements and condolences may be sent to Thatcher’s Funeral Home.