Following is a transcription of the above person's (TN) obituary from The Register of Lebanon, TN, dated Thursday, September 18, 1884:
Death of Mrs. Thompson.
The numerous friends of Mrs. T. J. Thompson will be pained to hear of her death. She passed quietly from earth and friends on the night of September 16 and went out to join her loved ones on the "other side." A good woman and an earnest worker among the suffering ones here has been called to her rest and reward above.
Mrs. Thompson nee Lucy Ann Peace was born in 1814, and was therefore about seventy years old, and went to the "grave in a full age like a shock of corn cometh in in his season." She leaves us the legacy of a true life and an exalted character. Her charity and good works were unbounded, and she never turned a deaf ear to the calls of benevolence, but dispensed her gifts in that quiet, Christ-like spirit that made them doubly sweet to those receiving them. She was one Lebanon's oldest and most dearly beloved citizens, and the influence of her Christian life has left its impress upon the community. Every one knew and loved her, and hundreds call her blessed for the disinterested kindness shown them. She will be greatly missed by the church, the community and her surviving children. In sorrow we look upon the golden bowl now broken, but it will lose none of its fragrance, and the memories of her life lingers with us, and reflects a shining lustre beyond the tomb.
The funeral services will take place from the Christian church this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Initial transcription by Stan Magnesen. Verified and Prepared for the Web by Vanessa Slea.