Mary Ann Thompson
February 17, 1942 - February 21, 2023

On Tuesday February 21st, 2023 Mary Ann Bradley Thompson passed away at the age of 81 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.

            Mary Ann was born on February 17th, 1942 in Makanda, Illinois and moved to Marion, Illinois at an early age where she attended school and graduated from Marion Sr. High School in 1958.She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Marion, Illinois.  After High School she worked with her mom at Olin Mathison, The Corral Café, Janscos and later at The Domino Club where she met her future husband, Don (Jaybird) Thompson whom she was married to for 55 years and then moved to Wilmington, NC.

            Mary Ann always thought about others, took care of others and had a big heart. She loved shopping, watching movies, playing games, camping, having cookouts with family, watching sports especially watching her grandchildren. She loved getting out and going to her favorite beach, walking around and traveling.

            Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband Don (Jaybird) Thompson, daughter Debra Wilson, parents Walter E. and Mary E. Palmer Bradley and grandparents Ben and Grace Todd Palmer. Surviving brother(s) Mark Bradley and Rodney Bradley, son Dennis Wilson (Betty), son Donald Thompson (Anastasia) and daughter Deann Thompson (Mark). Grandchildren Erika Owens (Travis), Ryan Wilson (Sandi), Mattias Thompson, Don Charles Thompson, Reyleigh Carter (Edward) and Micah Thompson and a nephew Jason Bradley and some great friends. Great grandchildren Abrahm Jack son of Erika, Karissa Jack, daughter of Erika. Rylee Wilson daughter of Ryan and Austin Wilson son of Ryan.

            With Mary Ann’s wishes there will be no funeral services.

                  “Your wings were ready, but our heart was not”


  • Deanne Thompson Posted February 28, 2023 10:39 am

    May you Rest In Peace mom.

  • Erika Posted February 28, 2023 12:50 pm

    May you rest in peace and not hurt anymore. We love you and miss you ! Love Erika, Travis, Abrahm and Karissa

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