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Mildred Louise Bailey Thompson, 96 of Chattanooga earned her heavenly wings Monday, January 27, 2020, with her family by her side at home. Mildred was born to the late John Henry and Ruth Bailey on May 25, 1923, in Chattanooga, TN. She was educated in Chattanooga Public Schools. She furthered her education and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. She retired from Erlanger Hospital after proudly and lovingly caring for patients in labor and delivery for 18 years.  She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church for 26 years, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Mother’s Board. Mildred was preceded in death by sons, Noah Thompson, Jr., Ronald Thompson, Sr., and Clevon Thompson. Cherishing her memory include son, Anthony Thompson, of Chattanooga; daughters Novella Harris, of San Antonio, Texas; Deborah (Jerome) Jackson, of Chattanooga; Shawanna Tipton, of Knoxville; Minister Katrina Thompson, of Chattanooga; adopted daughter Ira Joyce Johnson, of Chattanooga; 13 grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends. Public viewing will begin at 12 noon Friday, January 31, 2020 and the family will receive friends from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 1, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Johnson officiating.  Interment:  Lakewood Memory Gardens East.  Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Deborah, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    ~ Bonnie Smith   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Praying that God will continue to strengthen your family during your season on bereavement. .. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away- Revelation 21:4
    ~ Elder Henrietta Erskine-O.B.C.   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    On behalf of the Bereavement Support Ministry of Olivet Baptist Church, we extend our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayer are with Elder Katrina and the entire family during this time of bereavement.
    ~ Viola Douthit   chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs Mildred Thompson. To be absent in the flesh is to be present with the Lord.
    ~ Brandy Brown   Atlanta, GA
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    My condolences to the family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Renae Groen   Knoxville, TN
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    My heartfelt sympathy to all the family. Prayers of comfort from the Holy Spirit of GOD.
    ~ Lynda Ervin   Spring City, TN
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Heartfelt prayers for Shawanna and family. Mildred is already in the hands of the lord.
    ~ Russ Jensen   Knoxville, TN
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Beautiful Lady inside and out. We will greatly miss Mother Thompson. We are praying for the family. Love You All Much Marilyn Williams
    ~ Marilyn Bragg   Powder Springs, GA
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
    ~ Trisha Brock   Knoxville, TN
  • Friday, January 31, 2020
    Katrina and Mrs. Deborah, sending all my Love, Thoughts, and Mostly Prayers to You and Your Entire Thompson family.
    ~ Kimberly Young   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, January 31, 2020
    Deborah I am sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. My prayer of peace and comfort is sent your way asking Jesus to lighten the load of despair and to help bring joy to your soul.
    ~ Gracelia Q Moore   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, January 31, 2020
    Sweet Shawanna, I am so very sorry to hear about your beautiful Mother. Many prayers and hugs coming your way. I love you!
    ~ Traci McDonell   Maryville, TN