Jesse James Thompson was born on July 29, 1951, in Uniontown, Alabama (Perry County), to the late Willie and Mary Thompson. He was the ninth of eleven children: Jimmie C. Thompson (deceased), A. C. Thompson (deceased), Billy Thompson (Cleveland, OH), Henry Thompson (Cleveland, OH), Johnnie Thompson (deceased), Samuel Thomas (deceased), Sally Flowers (Birmingham, AL, Jefferson County), Lee Edward Thompson (deceased), Willie Mae Tyner (deceased), Margaret Washington (deceased). Jesse accepted Christ into his at an early age while a member at Living Hope Baptist Church. In 1969, he graduated from Robert C. Hatch High School in Uniontown Alabama. He served in the United States Army from 1969-1973, and in 1973, he moved to Cleveland, OH. He was a long-time employee of Norman Noble until he retired.
Jesse enjoyed fishing, woodworking, discussing politics, and gardening. He adored his grandchildren and made sure that his daughters were ok no matter what. One of his favorites quotes that he lived by,” What you see, what you here, when you leave, leave it here”.
He departed from his earthly life on June 1, 2021, and now remains in our hearts forever. He leaves to mourn his daughters Janaya (Timothy) Blake and Julie Jackson; grandchildren Kayla Blake, Ayanna Blake, Penny Blake, and Timothy Blake IV, Kenneth Jackson, and Aaricka Weaver; great-grandson Aaron Duncan-Weaver; siblings Billy Thompson, Henry Thompson, and Sally (John) Flowers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
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