Hamilton Funeral Chapel
726 S Tarboro
Wilson, NC 27893


Frances Lee Thompson

October 23, 1945 - September 6, 2013

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Mrs. Frances Lee Darden Thompson, age 67, of 34 Hoilday Street, Dorchester, Mass, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in Dorchester.

Frances Lee Darden Thompson was the daugher of the late William Darden and Ethel Lee Hinnant Darden and was born October 23, 1945 in Wilson County, NC.

A celebration of her life will be held 1:00pm Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 Tarboro St. SW., Wilson, NC. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Lane St. Ext.

She attended Springfield High School, where she completed her high school education, located in Lucama, NC. Shortly after graduating, she made a decision to leave North Carolina to relocate where she felt more opportunities were available to excel in life. Seemingly, already having a sibling living in Massachusetts, her interest swayed there and she eventually moved North. She secured employment with ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) for 12 years and later employed with the Department of Public Health & Hospitals for 3 years. Thereafter, she continued her education in Massachusetts at Lesley College, majoring in Human Services Management and graduating wth a BS Degree, and later graduating with a Master Degree in Human Services Management with high honors at Lesley College.

She joined the Grant A.M.E. Church located in Boston, MA, where she became the Sunday school Teacher, and President of the Senior Choir for many years, and later she joined the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Boston, MA.

Precious memories are shared by her husband, Benny Thompson; two children: Wanda Bryant (William) of Fredericksburg, VA and Derrick Thompson of Dorchester, MA; four grandchildren: Anglea Bryant and Vanessa Bryant of Fredricksburg, VA, Derrick Thompson, Jr., of Dorchester, MA, and Zakia Epps of Raleigh, NC; nine siblings: Adella Darden of Wilson, NC, Sirley Gibson (Dennis) of Greenville, NC, Lorenza Darden (Eveta) of Elm City, NC, Mozella Anderson (Jesse) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Marylin Darden of New York, NY, Louise Williams, Doris Douglas, Helen Darden and Carolyn Lane, all of Stone Mountain, GA, several neices, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A public viewing will take place Saturday from 11:00am until time of service at 1:00pm at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson, NC.