Carolyn Jeanne King Moore Thompson was born May 28, 1945, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Ruthie Henson and Amos King. On a beautiful day, Monday, April 6, 2020, at 8:28 am, the angel of silence came to take Carolyn home.
The oldest of three girls, Carolyn grew up in a home with only one parent, a Christian mother. In 1955, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord at St. Mary Baptist Church in Ringgold, Louisiana. For 21 years, she was an active member of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Dubberly, Louisiana. She worked hard in all ministries, but her love was the senior and junior ushers.
Carolyn graduated from Southside High School in Ringgold, Louisiana. She worked at Sunbeam for many years. She later worked in the Bienville Parish Schools as a teacher's aide and nutritional technician for more than 25 years until she retired.
In 2004, Carolyn relocated to Texas to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren. She united with the New Mount Zion Baptist Church and was faithful in the women’s ministry where her light shined brightly. She was a Victorious Disciples instructor and New Mt. Zion Card Ministry Outreach leader. She will be fondly remembered for her unmatched style and grace, radiant smile, heartfelt hugs, and encouraging words she so freely shared. A Christian role model and church mother to many NMZ women, she will most admirably be remembered as a mighty prayer warrior. Carolyn was a delightful, jubilant, humorous, and enthusiastic person who touched the life of everyone she encountered.
Among many hobbies, Carolyn was a basketball fanatic. Her favorite team was the Dallas Mavericks. She also enjoyed watching old westerns (Gunsmoke) and shopping at Mardel's Christian Bookstore. She most enjoyed being a grandmother and especially a great-grandmother.
Many people who were blessed to come into her presence revered her as the Family Matriarch, Diva, Queen of Style, and a Proverbs 31 woman. Affectionately regarded as “Bobby Nell” by family and “Granny” by her grandchildren along with so many others who appreciated her nurturing, motherly spirit, Carolyn will forever be esteemed in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
She was united with Lewis Moore for 14 years; three beautiful children were born to their union. Carolyn later married Rudolph Thompson. They remained united in holy matrimony for 21 years until his transition in 2002. Carolyn was a devoted mother and grandmother; she loved her family dearly, and her grandchildren were the ‘apple of her eye’.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Amos King and Ruthie Henson; husband, Rudolph Thompson; and sister, Thelma King Brooks. Those left to cherish precious memories include her three children: Pamela Loach (Franklin), Dina Tucker (Rogers), and Jerome Moore; four grandchildren: Kiara Tucker, Rogers Tucker, Alyse Loach, and Franklin Kenny Loach; great-grandchildren: Jaidyn, Rylee, Kaio, Khyri “Puddin”, Covi, Eron II “Deuce”, and Kenzo; sister, Doris Lane; uncles, Ulysses and Henry Henson; special daughters, Carlette Moore and Chinere King; adopted granddaughter, Glennisha Tarlton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
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