Arbeline Thompson, age 90, of Trinity, Texas, and a former longtime resident of San Augustine, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, in Lufkin, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, located off FM 354. in Denning. Officiating will be Bro. Kenneth Myers, Bro. Jordan Johnson and Bro. Randy (Mo) Mills. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery adjacent to the church.
Visitation will be Friday, August 16, 2019, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, 316 West Columbia Street in San Augustine.
Arbeline was born February 27, 1929, in Lufkin, Texas, to the late Thelma (Crawford) Lovelady and William Lovelady. In 1952, she married the love of her life, Frank Thompson, and was blessed with "67 years of matrimony." She was a beloved help-mate to her dear husband who pastored Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for some 35 years in San Augustine County, Texas. A dearly loved homemaker, she was a lovely wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family who adored her, and her dear friends and church members she loved. She was a wonderful christian woman and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Trinity, Texas.
Those who will cherish her memory include, her beloved husband of 67 years, Frank Thompson of Trinity; daughter, Mary Thompson Nichols of Chireno; sons, Mike Thompson and his wife Charla of Trinity, Billy Thompson of Lovelady, Bruce Thompson and his wife Gina of Lovelady, and Mark Thompson and his wife Tracy of Lovelady, along with her beloved 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will include Donald Burnett, Cody Thompson, Cameron Nichols, Bobby Smith, Darrenn Fountain, and Tyler Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will include Jerry Fountain and Terry Jessup.