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Hephzibah, Georgia—Thelma Brooks Thompson, 67, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at University Hospital after an illness.

Thelma was born on May 16, 1952 to Willie and Mary Brooks.

She grew up on Forest Street in Augusta, Georgia where she became passionate about reading and education. Thelma attended Lucy C. Laney High School and was a member of the 1970 graduating class. She earned a Bachelor of Art degree in education (K-8) from Paine College in 1974 and earned her Masters of Education degree from South Carolina State University in 1984. Thelma worked 34 years of exemplary service as an elementary teacher for the Richmond County School System. Majority of her career, she taught at Gracewood Elementary School. She retired in 2008.
She married Robert Thomas Thompson in October of 1972. They were married for 38 years until his passing in 2010.
She is survived by her daughters Raquel and Ashley Thompson, surviving brothers, Willie Lee Brooks, Joe Brooks, and Leroy Brooks. Also, she leaves behind nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family, friends, co-workers, former students and classmates are invited to celebrate her life on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Mount Olive Memorial Gardens.

*The family will receive friends Friday, October 11, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the mortuary.

W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706)722-6401.

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  • Thursday, October 3, 2019
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  • Friday, October 11, 2019
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