Kathleen Robinson Thompson

04/25/1948 – 10/04/2022

Obituary for Kathleen Robinson Thompson

Kathleen Robinson Thompson departed this life and gained her wings peacefully at home with her family in Simpsonville, SC, October 4, 2022. Born to Dan Luster Mills Robinson and Henry Lee Robinson, April 25, 1948.

Kathleen was a hard-working woman. She shared her gifts and talents with many along her life’s journey. Some of the companies she was employed for included: Avon, John Fortson Janitorial Company, Ted Russell Ford, WJBE Radio Station, Robert Shaw Controls Company, Knox County Schools and Tuesday Morning.

Kathleen was very grounded in her faith. She loved her church and was very active within First A.M.E. Zion and Greater Warner Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion churches. She served in various ministries at the district and local levels. Kathleen served well as President of the A.M.E. Zion, Knoxville District of Women’s Home And Overseas Missionary Society, Secretary of the A.M.E. Zion Knoxville District Lay Council, A.M.E. Zion Knoxville District Christian Education, Buds of Promise Superintendent, Steward Board President, and Church Administrative Assistant. She also prepared bulletins for several area churches.

She loved her children and grandchildren and always enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Charles E. Thompson; mother, Dan Luster Mills Robinson, father, Henry Lee Robinson; brother, Henry Lee Robinson, Jr.; grandparents, Sally and Dan Mills; brother, Paul Robert Robinson, who passed away suddenly, October 3, 2022.

Left to cherish her beautiful memories: sons, Rev. Dr. Christopher (Cynthia) Thompson, Simpsonville, SC, Adrian Thompson, Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Rikita Thompson, Simpsonville, SC, Jamian Kyrell Thompson, Greenville, TN, Isis Thompson, Kansas City, MO, Christopher L. Thompson, Jr., Simpsonville, SC, and Imani Thompson, Kansas City, MO; great granddaughter, Makayla Carter, Simpsonville, SC; brother, Freddie (Zora) Robinson, Newport, TN, sisters-in-law, Josephine Jones, Knoxville, TN and Dr. Maxine (Ron) Davis, Louisville, TN.
a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church friends and co-workers too numerous to name.

Special thanks to the following who helped with her care while in Simpsonville, SC: Linda McGowan – Sitter, Capital Health Service Adult Daycare of Simpsonville, SC, and Interim Healthcare Home Hospice Care Team, Greenville, SC.

Family will receive friends, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at First AME Zion Church; funeral service, 6:00 p.m., Rev. Michael McNair, Presiding, Rev. Dr. Christopher L. Thompson, Eulogist.

Interment, 10:00 a.m., Thursday, E. Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Gov. John Sevier.

Arrangements by, JARNIGAN & SON MORTUARY

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Receiving of Friends

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
5:00-6:00 p.m
First AME Zion Church
1900 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
6:00 p.m
First AME Zion Church
1900 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915


Thursday, October 13, 2022
 E. Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Gov. John Sevier.
2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920