Renee Joy Thompson, 55, of Nimitz, WV went to meet Jesus in the early morning of September 7, 2019, after courageously battling cancer for six months. Renee was born in Elyria Ohio on January 9, 1964, as the third of five children with two older sisters and two younger brothers. Her family moved to Nimitz when she was in high school.
Renee is the daughter of Pastor William Andrew and Janice Dixon Thompson of Nimitz, WV. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Adolphus A. and Clara Parker Thompson and Paul C. and “Cat” Carlisle Dixon, her mother in 2008 whom she has dearly missed, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is survived by her beloved father and cherished siblings; Sheree Jo Thompson of South Charleston, Desiree Thompson Reed (Tom) of Nimitz, Frank Andrew Thompson of Nimitz, and Billy-Don Thompson of White Sulphur Springs; nieces and nephews Jocelyn Rose Melin, Peyton Andrew Thompson, Ashley Reed Dimitroff (Ethan), Sean Thomas Reed, Katelyn Elizabeth Reed, Wesley Parker Reed, Beth Corinne Reed and Trevor Andrew Thompson; great aunts Jo Dean Dixon Payne, Dolly Dixon; aunts and uncles Lois Dixon Thompson, Patsy Ruth Dixon, Jackie Lynn Dixon, Paula Dixon Meadows (Jeff), Connie Thompson Chisholm, and Rose Thompson Adkins (Hobert); special longtime companion Keith Leon Jewell, adopted sister Amy Peterson, dozens of cousins, dear friends and beloved rescue kitty Heidi Ann.
After high school, Renee divided her time mostly between Northeastern Ohio and Nimitz or Hinton, WV. She was happily employed for several years at various positions until her health prevented her from being able to work. She enjoyed many different handcrafts especially crocheted afghans and plastic canvas creations that she loved to gift to her friends and family and create for sale as well. Renee truly believed that a stranger was just a friend that she hadn’t met yet and loved spending time with others for conversation, playing cards or board games, family reunions and her annual site seeing and visits to the beach.
The family gives thanks to the Carl Larson Cancer Center and the Bowers Hospice House for their care and concern for Renee. All thanks and praise be to God our Father for our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who provides mercy and grace not only on earth but for eternal life to whosoever believeth.
It has been said that you can give without loving but cannot love without giving. Renee exemplified this love and has requested that in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to Bowers Hospice House of Beckley, WV or your favorite animal rescue shelter.
Renee will have a graveside service at the family cemetery on the Parker Home Place at the end of 331 C P Parker Lane (or Parker Farm Lane for Google Maps) off Leatherwood Road in Nimitz, WV on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 1:00 pm. A celebration of Renee’s life will follow at the Home Place.