Floral 18

Shirley Ann (Davis) Thompson

July 7, 1938 ~ May 14, 2022 (age 83)

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Reflections Of Her Life

Shirley Ann Thompson was born July 7, 1938, in El Dorado, Arkansas to the union of Fate and Beatrice Davis along with two siblings.  Both parents preceded her in death.  She accepted Christ at a very young age and was baptized at New Bethel Baptist under the leadership of Rev. Kelley.

Shirley graduated from Washington High School in 1956.  She then attended Grambling College in Grambling, Louisiana, and graduated with a B. A. degree in Elementary Education returning home to Arkansas, where she taught Elementary School for four years.   Shirley later moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1968 with her husband Frank Thompson.  She started her teaching career that same year in the Kansas City, Kansas School District at Vernon and Quindaro Elementary Schools.  Then transferring to M.E. Pearson, where she taught kindergarten for more than twenty years.  All while being an exceptional wife, mother, and teacher, she received her master’s degree from Emporia State University in 1982.  She retired from M.E. Pearson in 1998 with a teaching career expanding for over more the thirty-four years.  Retirement allowed Shirley to unconditionally love and care for her family full-time.

In 1973, she and her husband joined First Baptist Church at Fifth and Nebraska in Kansas City, Kansas where they were members for almost 50 years.  She served in several areas of the church.  She was a Sunday School Teacher and served on the Usher Board.

Shirley leaves to mourn her husband, Frank of almost 54 years; two children, Artena Thompson; and Kurt Thompson; five granddaughters; Lane’ Johnson; Kaylon Thompson; Kennedy Thompson; Kerrington Thompson; and Kyley Thompson; one expecting very soon great grandson, Westin Leonard; her siblings, one sister, Carolyn Davis; one brother, Donald Davis; a host of nieces; nephews; relatives, church family; and friends.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
May 24, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church
500 Nebraska
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
May 24, 2022

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church
500 Nebraska
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Video is available for this event


Interment Following Funeral Service
Tuesday
May 24, 2022

Highland Park Cemetery
3801 STATE AVE
KANSAS CITY, KS 66102-3799

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