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Celebration of Life

Pelham Funeral Home
Saturday July 9th, 2022
11:00am - 3:00pm

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James E. Thompson

James E. Thompson of New Rochelle, New York, passed away on June 27, 2022. He was 69 years old. Born in Chatham, VA., to Andrew Willoughby and Margaret Thompson-Willoughby, James was one of three children. James graduated from Mount Vernon High School, in 1972. James met the love of his life Cornelia, while in high school. The couple would later marry and move to New Rochelle, NY., where they raised their son, Jermaine Thompson.

 

James worked as a Carpenter Journeyman. He was a member of the Westchester Carpenter Journeyman Union. He had a strong work ethic and loved his job. James always made sure family came first and always enjoyed spending time surrounded by family and friends, he encouraged his nieces and nephew, to keep a healthy mind and body through fitness.

 

James will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, granduncle, relative and wonderful friend. He was a faithful, honest, and caring man, he was the first one to help anybody in need. He will be dearly missed; however, his family finds comfort in the many treasured memories he leaves behind.

 

James is survived by his wife, Cornelia, and his son Jermaine. He will be missed by his sisters, Angela Willoughby and Michelle Willoughby as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.

 

A celebration of James's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham NY on Saturday, July 9th, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com

 

 

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Guestbook

you are in my prayers today tomorrow always sorry i could not be with you all today my love is there with all of you remember God is always with us he never leaves us alone . I have fun loving memories of James and us growing up in the same house as a child and then as adults in N Y. LOVE YOU ALL

franquelyn ledford Jul 9 2022 11:02 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Thompson

Jacuelyn Taylor Jul 9 2022 10:58 AM

you are in my prayers today tomorrow always sorry i could not be with you all today my love is there with all of you remember God is always with us he never leaves us alone . I have fun loving memories of James and us growing up in the same house as a child and then as adults in N Y. LOVE YOU ALL

franquelyn ledford Jul 9 2022 10:31 AM

you are in my prayers today tomorrow always sorry i could not be with you all today my love is there with all of you remember God is always with us he never leaves us alone . I have fun loving memories of James and us growing up in the same house as a child and then as adults in N Y. LOVE YOU ALL

franquelyn ledford Jul 9 2022 10:28 AM

From the Thompson family: On Angels Wings YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US, but in our hearts, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US. In loving Memory Of James E. Thompson

Jacuelyn Taylor Jul 9 2022 8:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Thompson

Michelle Willoughby Jul 8 2022 10:13 PM

Love is an extraordinary force, once it touches your heart you begin an amazing course. Love inspires longsuffering, patience and joy while encouraging gentleness, kindness & temperance love recruits then deploys. Love broadens and expands the heart and mind developing the soul into a place of true compassion and a state of total sublime. Our hard sharp edges become soften and soon disappear replaced with gratitude, sincerity, and revere.

When you lose someone, you love your heart truly aches, waves of emotions are experienced no one can quite take their place. But it’s the memories of happier times we’ve shared; unfortunately, we believe someone will always be there. Life is filled with great highs and devastating lows, twists, and turns many surprises and territories unknown. But there is a hope beyond the grave where there is no more turmoil, fear, prejudice, suffering or pain. Heaven is the name of that glorious place for the weary soul to finally rest once they’ve finished this race.

The love you have will keep and help with the loss it heals and binds omitting the sadness and dross. Love never dies or dissipates it only evolves, intensifies it knows no time or space. Love covers a multitude of sins but without love there is a deficit a drought from within. Where hurt and pain only manifest and grows destroying the soft place where love once flowed.

As we remember James who was so creative, caring, and strong. A provider and defender a fantastic cook and so much more in tribute to him let’s strive to do more. Showing love and kindness to all that come our way and to embrace God’s heart without delay. So, allow the tears to fall and let your heart reminisce James you will never be forgotten my dear brother you are truly missed.

Michelle Willoughby

Michelle Willoughby Jul 8 2022 4:49 PM

Sister and Jermaine be strong and courageous for God is with you. Do not be discouraged for he will never leave you or forsake you {. Deuteronomy,3:16}

Jacquelyn T Taylor Jun 30 2022 4:39 PM