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Allen Gordon Thompson

December 22, 1948 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Allen Gordon Thompson ll (named after his grandfather Rev. Allen Gordon (AG) Thompson) was the second child of Harris Gordon Lafayette Thompson and Ethel Beatrice Warren Thompson. He was born on December 22, 1948, in Lumberton and departed this life on December 7, 2021, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He died peacefully after a long illness.

Gee was a child of South Lumberton. He worked on his grandparents' farm with his brothers and cousins. After graduation from South Lumberton Elementary School he moved to Goldsboro with his family where he started as an undersized guard on the Dillard High School football team. What he lacked in size, he made up with heart.

After completing high school, Gee attended NC A&T State University where he and his friends established the DC Shifters Social Club (many of the members were from Washington, DC). Before finishing, Gee was drafted into the Army and sent to Viet Nam where as an infantry platoon leader he courageously led many missions. Gee returned to the states after the death of his grandmother. He moved with his family to Hartford, CT and later to Binghamton, NY. While in Binghamton, he found work at IBM as a courier and was especially proud of the trophy he earned as a guard with the championship basketball team.

Gee moved to Raleigh and completed his education at Saint Augustine's College. Though he worked sporadically, he was eventually declared 100% disabled by the VA (Veterans Administration). After his parents developed more significant health issues, he returned to South Lumberton where he lived with his parents in the family home on Side Street.

Gee loved cigarettes, music, jokes, Pepsi, and family (particularly the young) and talking to other veterans. Though infirmed, he never lost his smile or his sense of humor. All who knew him were impressed by his unconditional generosity and high regard for others. He would literally take the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it.

Gee grew up in Hilly Branch Baptist Church, but believed that lslam was the true religion for the Black man. He believed in one God - - and studied both the Bible and the Quran diligently. He was thought of and praised for what many considered him to be - as a good teacher. Gee was always open to sharing his knowledge with anyone who was willing to listen.

Gee is survived by a brother Bradford (Dorothy) Thompson of Raleigh, a sister Veleria (Louis) Ramos of Durham, a brother Cedric Thompson of Garner, and a foster brother Willie (Wendy) McKay of Jacksonville, FL. He is also remembered fondly by his nieces and nephews Tommy, Nikki, Justin, Stephen, Devon, Latoya, Yalitza, Evan, Angeni and Molefi. He was also adored by his grandnieces, his grandnephew, along with his many beloved cousins and friends. He enjoyed his frequent phone calls to his Aunt Lorine, Aunt Melba, and Cousin Georgevea (that will be long remembered by that generation). Gee was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Vinson DeVon. 

 Funeral services will be held on Saturday 1 P.M. at the Thompson Family Cemetery McDonald Road in the Hilly Branch Community of Lumberton, North Carolina. Services will be officiated by Rev. Bernard Spates. Family will receive friends from 12:30 P.M. to 1 P.M. prior to the services. For additional information contact McMillan Funeral Home of Lumberton, North Carolina at 910-739-3735.     

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 11, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Hilly Branch Community of Lumberton (Thompson Family Cemetery McDonald Road, North Carolina)

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Graveside Service
Saturday
December 11, 2021

1:00 PM
Hilly Branch Community of Lumberton (Thompson Family Cemetery McDonald Road, North Carolina)

Video is available for this event


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