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Jeanette Ola Thompson

Jeanette Ola Thompson

Thursday, October 27, 1938 Sunday, May 5, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Jeanette Ola Thompson

Jeanette O. Fontaine Harmon-Thompson, daughter of the late Sherman and Elenora Fontaine was born on October 27, 1938. On May 5, 2019 at Christiana Hospital in Newark DE, she gently closed her eyes and went home to be with the Lord.

She graduated in the class of 1956 from the former Somerset Senior High School in Princess Anne, Maryland. She married the late Curtis L. Harmon, Sr. (1957 -1975) and from this union they were blessed with three children.

She later went on to attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1981. In 1984, she married the late James E. Thompson, Jr. (1984 - 2017).

She worked for the Somerset County school system prior to becoming employed with the United States Federal Government where she retired in 2002.

Her Christian journey began at an early age at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove, MD then continued at St. James United Methodist Church in Westover, MD. She was baptized in 1999 under the leadership of Reverend Russell E. Byrd at Friendship Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE.

Jeanette was a devoted wife, gentle and compassionate mother, loving and gentle Mom-Mom, supportive and kind sister, thoughtful and loving aunt, loyal and sincere cousin, friend, and neighbor who made an effort each day to live a good life by example. A loving and generous person, she will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Cordell; two sisters, Mary E. Cornish and Rosetta Fontaine; and three brothers, William, John, and Gilbert Fontaine. Her memory will always be cherished by her children - Curtis L. Harmon Jr., Tokyo, Japan, Pastor Charlene Harmon-Jackson (Kennard), New Castle, Delaware, Carol L. Harmon, Glen Burnie, Maryland, grandsons – Christopher, Curtis and Corey; great-granddaughters, Brianna and Zhuri; great-grandson, Caiden; sister, Martha F. Jones; sister-in-law, Frances Fontaine, Alverne Chesterfield, whom was affectionately known as her adopted son, best friend and cousin since second grade, Marion J. Williams; close friends and co-workers, Alcora Burnley and Mimi Kirkland; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family, friends, and acquaintances.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friendship Baptist Church
    530 E. 4th St
    WILMINGTON, DE
    Saturday, May 11, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, May 13, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    St. James United Methodist Church
    8730 Crisfield Hwy
    Westover, MD
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Monday, May 13, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. James United Methodist Church
    8730 Crisfield Hwy
    Westover, MD
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    11:00am

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BP

I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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Artina

I express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May God of tender mercies and comfort strengthen you during this time of sorrow - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4, it is his promise that you will see your love one again, John 5:28, 29.
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Suzette

I’m so sorry for your loss, may the God of all comfort be with your family during this most difficult time Please find comfort from God’s word. (2Thessalonians 2:16, 17) (2Corinthians 1:3, 4) Hosea 13:14. My deepest sympathy go out to the family.
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Phyllis Myers

Dear Thompson, Ponzo & Family Members, We are sincerely sadden to hear about the passing of Ms. Jeanette. Her presence was so amazing with her beautiful smile and words of comfort, "always." She was always thoughtful and sent Beautiful cards to let us know she was thinking about us. Farewell to a Beautiful Spirit. Love Always, Gavin, Daiquan & Phyllis (FBC)
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Sonia

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7) May the hope of a resurrection right here on a restored earth bring you comfort. (John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life) Psalm 37:11, 29) But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. My deepest sympathy
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