[Funeral Program for Aaron Thompson, May 30, 1981] Page: 2 of 3
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"When I must leave you for a little while please do grieve and shed wild
tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years; But start out
bravely with a gallant smile; And for my sake and in my name Live on and
do all the things the same, Feed not your loneliness on empty days, But fill
each waking hour in useful ways Reach out your hanbd in comfort and in
cheer And ! in turn will comfort you And hold you near, And never, never be
afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the sky."
Helen Sterner Rice
Survivors: a devoted Wife, Ora L. Thompson, two faithful Daughters,
Lillian Word and D. I. Marie Thomas of San Antonio, Texas; one faithful
Son—In—Law, Mack W. Thomas, Sr., San Antonio, Texas; Sisters, Cleora
Jones, Austin, Texas; Mrs. Vera Ward of Bremerton, Washington; Elnora
Cephas, Las Vegas, Nevada; a Brother, Calvin Thompson of Dallas, Texas;
nine Grandchildren, fifteen Great Grandchildren, a number of Nieces,
Nephews and other Relatives.
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Processional: "Flee As A Bird"
Selection "Come Ye Disconsolate"
Scripture Reverend J. C. Bailey
Prayer Reverend J. H. Carter
Solo: "Step To Jesus" Sister Jean Wormley
Resolution The Church
(All Others Please Pass To The Family]
Solo: "When They Ring Those Golden Bells"
Brother Edward Doyle of Austin, Texas
Eulogy Reverend Claude William Black, Jr.
Recessional: "Going Home"
The family wishes to thank you for your prayers, flowers, food and all
other services rendered. You have been just beautiful. May God's
choicest blessings be bestowed upon you.
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[Funeral Program for Aaron Thompson, May 30, 1981], pamphlet, May 30, 1981; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth247914/m1/2/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting San Antonio Public Library.