Posted on May 15, 2013 - 12:53 PM

Gloria R. Thompson, age 82, of Cobbs Creek, Va., passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

She was a graduate of Johnston-Willis School of Nursing, Richmond, and was a private duty nurse until she married. After raising her children she worked at Eastern State Hospital until her retirement. Gloria was a member of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Mary Carney Respess; two children, Kimberly Sue Thompson and "Baby Boy" Thompson; brother, Reese Respess; sisters, Irene Respess, Lillian Briggs, Elizabeth Baker and Alice Butler.

She is survived by her husband, Donald S. Thompson; daughter, Cynthia T. Hamlet (Richard A. Hamlet Jr.) of Richmond; grandson, Brandon S. Hamlet of Richmond; brother-in-law, Benjamin M. Thompson; several nieces and nephews, along with her best friend, Minnie Ethel Bassett.

The family received friends on Friday, May 10, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. in Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, Gwynn, Va. A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the church and interment followed in Gwynn’s Island Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 26, Gwynn, Va. 23066 or to a charity of donor’s choice.

Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, was in charge of the arrangements.