Helen Jeannette Hogan Thompson died at her home in Winnsboro on May 15 at the age of 88. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Thompson; her son, Jimmy Thompson and his wife Kelly; her grandchildren, Claire Breedlove, Kate Robinson and her husband Tyler, Adam Thompson and his wife Kailey, and Mary Kate Thompson; her great-grandchildren, Sophie Jeannette Robinson (her namesake), Beatrice Smith, and Tallulah Smith; and her former husband, Steve Thompson. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Bobbie Sue Lann and Joan Hogan, and her parents, Casciel Frazier Hogan and James Lumpkin Hogan.
A native of Ruston, Jeannette was a graduate of Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University. She moved to Winnsboro in 1956 to teach home economics at Winnsboro High School. When her son Jimmy was born in 1964, she retired from teaching. In 1968, she co-founded and helped run the Steve D. Thompson Trucking Company. She also worked as a secretary at First Baptist Church of Winnsboro from 1988-91.
Jeannette was an active member of her community. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Ruston and a member of First Baptist Church of Winnsboro for nearly 70 years. Her faithfulness was an example to family and friends. She was also a tireless advocate for literacy and served on the Franklin Parish Library Board for over 30 years.
Visitation will take place at 10am on May 19 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, followed by a memorial service at 11am. Officiating will be Bro. Craig Beeman with interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Adam Thompson, Don Hogan, Ben Lann, Tyler Robinson, Mason Gardner, Will Davison and Adam Mullins.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care provided to Jeannette by Barbara Smith, Betty Doyle, Patti Phillips, Jeanie Adkins, Theresa Glass, Anna Navarro, Sue Terro, Elara Home Health, and Elara Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Winnsboro or the Franklin Parish Library.
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