Jessie E. Thompson

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Jessie E. Thompson, 63, of Waco, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday, January 31 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco. Funeral services are set for Friday, February 1 at 2pm at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Rosemound Cemetery. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Jessie was born October 2, 1949 to Leonard and Essie (Butler) Thompson in Aniston, AL.

He married Joyce Witt on October 11, 1977 and together they raised 6 children. He was a devoted family man who cared for the needs of the ones he loved before his own. He was an excellent father and cherished husband. He worked hard to provide for his wife and children, and leaves a legacy of love behind to mend their broken hearts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jessie Thompson, Jr.; 2 grandchildren, Ashley and Kevin Owen; and a sister, Joyce Thompson.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce; four sons, Melvin Owen of Waco, Darryl Owen of Waco, Donald Owen and wife Sonya Hughes of Indiana, and Michael Conn of Waco; four daughters, Brenda Owen of Waco, Linda Owen of Waco, Theresa Thompson of Houston, and Sheila Araujo of Waco; 25 grandchildren; and countless great-grandchildren.

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  1. I will always love and miss you grandpa Jesse.

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