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Gastonia “Gashy” Thompson was born August 27, 1945 to the late John Junior Thompson and Anna Briggs Thompson of Clio, South Carolina.  He departed this earthly life on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at his residence.

He confessed Christ as his personal savior at an early age.

Gastonia attended the public schools of Marlboro County, South Carolina.  His first job was in farming.  He later worked as a Fork Lift Driver t Pilgrim’s Pride until his retirement.  After retirement, “Gashy” couldn’t sit still.  He became self-employed as a lawn care operator.  He loved this job and did it for many years.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 30 years, Mrs. Denise Sellers Thompson of the home.  Three children, Freddie Sellers of Wadesboro, NC, Jermain Sellers of Fayetteville, NC and Tukisha Sellers-Marbury (Lorenzo) of Fayetteville, NC.  Fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  Two sisters, Ruth Etta Thompson of Clio, SC and Stella Lee Thompson of Voorhee, NJ. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lillie Patterson and two brothers, John Westey Thompson and Alfonzo Thompson. 

 A special niece, Jackie Johnson of Clio, SC and a special nephew, Marcus Johnson of Clio, SC.  A host of sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews, great nieces and great nephews; cousins and friends who will cherish his loving memory.


 The Homegoing Celebration was held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12:00pm, Smith's Memorial Chapel, 604 Salisbury Street, Wadesboro, North Carolina.  Burial followed in the Thompson Family Plot of the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2000 Asbury Road, Clio, South Carolina.

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