Alva Rae Fletcher Thompson
February 27, 1924 - March 13, 2016
Alva Rae Fletcher Thompson passed from this life Sunday, March 13, 2016 with both of her daughters and son in law, Cole by her side. Mrs. Thompson was born February 27, 1924, in Rosepine, LA, to Alvin and Annie Fletcher. Mrs. Thompson worked for the Federal Government at Fort Polk in the in and out processing department. Whilst working there for over 25 years, Mrs. Thompson showed great kindness to young soldiers away from their families. She retired in 1977. Mrs. Thompson had a large heart for missionaries. She loved supporting the great work of God and befriended several missionaries, which included the E.L. & Nona Freeman Family. She wrote a book about the history of the Rosepine First United Pentecostal Church where she was a member.
Her survivors include her daughters, Alicia Walker & husband Buddy of Abbeville, LA, Renita Weeks & husband Cole of Rosepine, LA; grandchildren, Nathan Glenn Walker & wife Miranda, Jordan Stanley & husband Ryan; great grandchildren, Kaden Thomas Roy Walker, MacKenzie Alayne Morace, Abigail Paige Morace, Mathis Glenn Walker, Ryan Kade Stanley, Madison Claire Stanley; her extended “family in love” Michael Richard & daughters Aimee and Jeanette; dear friends and caregivers, Gayle Elliott, Judy George, & Nancy Smith. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, Aubrey Lee & Alden Fletcher, and her husband of over 51 years, Roy L. Thompson.
Visitation will be held Monday, March 14, 2016 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 11:00am at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. A private family burial will be held at a later time at the Rosepine Cemetery in Rosepine, LA. Rev. Gary Bankson and Rev. Cole Weeks will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rosepine United Pentecostal Church building fund.