Let the memory of Laurette be with us forever.
  • 74 years old
  • Born on July 13, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on January 22, 2019 in The Villages, Florida, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Laurette Thompson 74 years old , born on July 13, 1944 and passed away on January 22, 2019. We will remember her forever.

Download the Florida service here: Florida Memorial 2/2/2019

Download the Pennsylvania  service here: (coming soon)

Posted by Sheryl Smith on April 22, 2019
Our mother was the strongest women I knew. She was a wife, a mother of five (5), a grandmother of ten (10), a great grandmother, and a very dear friend to us all. She touched all of our lives in so many ways and we all have our fond memories to keep her alive. No matter where mom was she always had time to listen or help you no questions asked. Just hearing mom’s voice seemed to just make things all better.
Her warm loving personality, her warm smile and wit, always trying to show us the good in everyone. Her love and happiness for her family was always a priority and something I hope I can continue to help keep alive. I used to tell her it is going to be difficult to fill her shoes and at that they are big shoes to fill since she had so many different roles. She loved each one of us in her own special way. 
It will always be an honor to call her MY MOTHER. She will never be forgotten since she has left behind a piece of her in all of her children.
I miss mom every second, every minute of every day.
No matter where mom is she will always be my mother and will always be my very best friend. 
Mom, I love you to the moon and back!
Love,
Sheryl
Posted by Keith Thompson on February 18, 2019
Eulogy from Keith,
I have many things to thank my Mother for
She always loved me unconditionally
She was selfless and nurturing
As a boy, ……..I always felt safe and secure in her arms.
Mom,......thank you,  for keeping my secrets, like ...
not telling dad about the peas and carrots I would put in my napkin and hide in my pockets,

the one who does the laundry knows all!!
………………..
Evidence in hand, she would find me ……..and in private ……..she would tell me....
"eat them while they're warm…..silly……..and they'll taste better"
(I did try them warm, but they would still end up in my napkin and she would never tell)

or the time, I told her I wanted to marry Miss Persico, my third grade teacher,
she didn't embarrass me or giggle, she told me I was too young right now……….
but ASSURED I was going to be great husband someday.
And I walked away beaming.

Or the time..
She signed my report card with the big "D" in math, two minutes before I was running out the door to catch the bus, with only a promise..."I'll do better, Mom..REALLY, I will",
she REALLY trusted me!!.............
(and, I did do better, well…..a "C" IS better than a "D", not much better but it is better)

I don't know how she managed to always have the….. time….. to listen to me in all the commotion of raising 5 kids, …………….but she did.

Mom……
Your gentle spirit and enduring love guided me through some of the most
(difficult and confusing) times in my life.
I don't know if I would have made it through the High School and College years without you.
[Pause]....................
In college there was only one phone on each floor in the dorm, and my Mom …...never….. stopped calling me

That phone would ring and one of the guys on my floor would pick it up …
hey Thompson... it's for you, your Mom
She would make sure I was doing ok, bring me up to speed on what was going on at home, encourage me to do well, and then ask me the most important question on her mind..

“When are you coming home again?”

And into my adult years, she would still….. “make the time”….. for long conversations
Mom…
Thank you, for being vulnerable enough…….., to honestly, pour out your heart to me and for allowing me to do the same with you.
Your ability to understand what I was feeling,................ always …...amazed me.

Our bond was real……….., as only a bond between a son and mother can be.
You have been a role model for me as a parent
And I can only hope I will live up to your model

Cancer dimmed your light... but never took away your (gentle spirit) and enduring love.

Saying goodbye at the Florida house, in November
I told her I didn't want to go ………..but I had to go;
she looked at me,
holding her gaze and said

"you're a good son"

I could not hold back my tears, and told her …….”I love you, Mom”
she nodded her head and whispered in my ear ………..."I know"

We are grieving a tremendous loss and you will be greatly missed,,,,,,,,
But we celebrate a life………. because it was lived

with what was most important at its center.
Posted by Mark Doring on February 18, 2019
Eulogy from Donna,
Thank you for coming today to celebrate the life of my Mother Laurette Thompson.
I don’t need to tell you how selfless she was. She always put her family first. She followed in her father’s footsteps with a remarkable ability to sew, and she always had a way to make each of us feel special: by sewing us ponchos, kimonos, Halloween costumes, jean purses, quilts, or by crocheting baby booties, hats, or blankets.
The most special times that we’ve shared together were when we were just talking and quilting. Every time we got together, we would start a new quilting project that we would figure out together, and she would teach me the best sewing techniques. We quilted together up until June of last year, and it took everything I had to finish up the quilt without Mom at my side.
I will miss asking her what color border goes best with this pattern, or just walking and talking in my garden to pick beans (and to pull a few weeds) as the occasional butterfly flutters by.
Each of us were her reason for being. If she didn’t hear from you, she would leave a simple voicemail message on your phone saying, “Tag your It”! which was her code for, “call me back as soon as you can” just because she wanted to know how or what you were doing, and what was going on in your life.
That, I will really miss.
As you browse through the pictures today, you will see how much she absolutely adored her children and grandchildren. I do believe her greatest joy was when she was holding her grandbabies.
She had a heart of gold. Her willingness to sacrifice as a mother for the sake of her children was Unconditional. She always kept and will continue to keep, a watchful eye on all of us. She would watch us make mistakes, but that just made her hold us tight and love us all the more!
With her special love she showed us a way to believe in ourselves. She would write us special notes and leave them for us or send them to us to let us know we were never alone.
She had a strong faith in GOD
I have a letter My mom wrote me, reminding me of the Bible passage Isiah 41:10. I was glad to be able to share the letter back with her just days before she passed…
It says:
Fear thou not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed for I am your God.
I will strengthen you;
I will help you;
I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness
She told me in the letter that He gave these words to her, and that she was now giving them to me. That He can help me if I ask. That He doesn’t promise us rose gardens, but He is faithful and will carry me through when I need him to. To seek Him and, above all, Trust in Him.
I trust today her soul is at rest, that there are no more tears, and the fear is all gone. There is no more pain, and no more suffering.
So, as I sit in my garden and I see a butterfly flutter past with all its brilliant colors, I will remember how easy it was to love her.
We remember in love, Her life from start to the end. And we’re just so grateful we had the incredible privilege to have her as our mother.
Posted by Mark Doring on February 18, 2019
Here is one of the many loving talks that Marv gave to us all one Christmas:
I love everyone of you!!  I pray for you, and always will. 
What a great blessing you all are to me!
I would beseech you to remember though, that no matter what you see going on in the world, Amidst the chaos, there is a God that is still in control!! 
I pray that each of us would seek HIM, and HIS will, so that we can be a part of the solution, and not the problem!
I want to thank and praise the Lord for all that He has done in my life. I woke up this morning thinking of how He has provided for my every need! I KNOW with all certainty that I could not have come this far in life without Him! Even when I have made mistakes (and believe me, I have made many) He has gotten me through… [he has] come to the rescue, you could say!
I am not telling you that life will be easy, but I am telling you that if you trust in Him, He will get you through, as nothing or no one else can! 
Again, I want to remind you that I love you, pray for you, and appreciate the gift of YOU! The greatest gift we can give each other is the gift of some of our TIME! It is the hardest to give, but the most treasured! 
She ends by thanking the family for being all gathered together, sharing our love for one another, and for giving each other the gift of time.
Posted by Gak DeFrance on January 28, 2019
Tu étais toujours une source de créativité pour moi. Tu étais la colle qui gardait la famille ensemble avec élégance et tendresse. Je souhaite que ton âme est toujours entouré par l'amour et la paix comme tu avais entouré tes enfants et petits-enfants. Je te remercie pour tes sacrifices et les mémoires inoubliables pendant nos jeunesses.Tu vas me manquer. Je t'aime toujours, Nana. Une belle étoile est rejointe à l'univers.

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