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Altha M. Thompson, 97, of Blakes, died peacefully in her home on Feb. 21, 2020 after a brief illness.

She was a retired teacher in the Mathews County Public School System and was a lifelong member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek. 

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Stanley; daughter, Faye Lorraine; son, Gary Wayne, and son, William Donnie.

She is survived by her son, Erwin Carmichael (Dayle); son, Morris Edwin (friend Linda); two grandsons; one granddaughter; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3601 Buckley Hall Road, Cobbs Creek. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the church with the Rev. Eric D. Robinson officiating.