Anne Thompson
August 20, 1942 - August 27, 2023

Anne Sharon (Hart) Thompson, affectionately known to most as Grandma, passed away on August 27, 2023, at her home. She was born on August 20, 1942, in Thomasville, GA to the late Bryan W. Hart, Sr. and Eva Jane (Wilson) Maki.

She spent most of her career as a Lunch Lady at Amityville Junior High School in NY where she lived most of her life until she relocated to Hubert, NC. She served up smiles and delicious meals to countless students, making sure no one went hungry. Her dedication to nurturing others extended beyond the school walls, as she poured her heart into taking care of her five children.

When Anne wasn’t busy being a supermom, she found solace in word search puzzles. Armed with a pen and a determined spirit, she conquered every puzzle that dared to challenge her. She was a card shark, always ready to play a hand and bluff her opponent. No one could resist her quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor, which brought joy and laughter to all who knew her.

As she grew older, that care taker personality never let up; cooking was her love language, as she always had cookies on hand to sweeten any occasion. Her family and friends were treated to mouthwatering dishes that seemed to have a sprinkle of Grandma’s magic touch throughout each season.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Cindy Gerdjikian, Donna Threnhauser, April Rojas, Shannon Hernandez, and Kenneth Thompson; grandchildren, Kelly Lanham, Jamie Bennett, Lauren Gerdjikian, Erin Gerdjikian, Kimberly Ayvazoglu, Nathan Rojas, Candace Lauterman, Teresa Horton, Steffani Hamblen, Jillian Kiechlin, Jason Thompson, Marissa Claudio, Astrik Claudio John, Richie Claudio, and Amber Claudio; great-grandchildren, Ray “Taiko” Casler, Reina Casler Claudio, Silver Bell Claudio, Greyson Gerdjikian, Jack Palm, Travis Bennett, Theo Rojas, Harlow Horton, Ellie Hamblen, Lily Hamblen, Lillian Claudio John, Evelyn Claudio John, Carmella Claudio, Theo Kiechlin, Taliesin Kiechlin, and Elowen Kiechlin; sister, Loretta Fender; brother, Bryan W. Hart Jr.; and her niece, Jane Fender and nephew Bobby Perry.

She was cared at home by the children she took in – Marissa Claudio, Astrik Claudio John, and Shelbi Sanderson.

Services to honor Anne’s memory will be held at a later date and announced by the family. As we gather to celebrate her life, let us remember the love and laughter she shared with us all. Our “Grandma” may be gone, but her sassy spirit will forever live on in our hearts.

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Coastal Cremations of Jacksonville is serving the family.

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