Merlene Thompson

In Memorial

Merlene Thompson, 75, of Waco, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 10AM Monday, April 5th at Beverly Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Carroll Hambrick officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Saturday, April 3rd at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. No visitation or Viewing on Easter Sunday. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Merlene was born January 18, 1935 in Hemlock, WV to Harry and Sadis (Wolfe) Simmons. She married Bobby G. (Bob) Thompson on April 25, 1953 in Waco. Merlene and Bob were in the appliance business since 1959 in Waco, Cleburne and Temple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and son, Jerry Thompson.

Survivors include daughters, Debbie Moore of Tyler and Karla Kritztein of South Beloit, IL.; two special nephews, Oliver McNeil and Don Lowrey, both of Waco; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers; and seven sisters.

Special thanks to the nursing staff at Providence Hospital and Providence Hospice for their professionalism and personal care.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I will miss you Merlene. I still think of you as the young mother traveling to WV with the kids to see us.

  2. Benny,Carolyn Simmons and children

    Sincere condolences during this difficult time. You will always be in our hearts and we will always keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With much love.
    Bennyand Carolyn Simmons and children

  3. Coon's Run Baptist Church

    We would like to express our sincere condolences to your family from ours. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers and to know we are thinking of you and hoping you know God will share in your pain and strengthen you at this difficult time.

  4. Debbie, Karla and family.
    We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We pray that God will comfort you through this very difficult time.
    Aunt Merlene will be deeply missed by all.
    Janice, George and Jonathan Jenkins

  5. John Mary Russell

    Debbie,Karla Sorry for your lost.we love you all. your family in wv.

  6. Kathleen and Patricia

    Merlene you are in our hearts and will continue to be there. We love you and miss you. In God, In Love, In Peace.

  7. Grandma I will deeply miss you and you will forever be in my thoughts! Words can’t really express how I feel right now. I love you and I know ur up there with Grandpa and Uncle Jerry. I know that you’re watching over us all! I’ll miss you!Love Marlene

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