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Stella Rich Thompson
October 8, 2023
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Stella Louise Rich Thompson quietly departed this life on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at home. She was born on December 17, 1945 to the late Mary Wise Rich and James L. Pierce, Sr. She was educated in Westmoreland County Public Schools. Stella was employed by H. Warshow & Sons in Tappahannock, Virginia for many years.
At an early age, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined Galilee Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated member. She served on the Pastor’s Aide Committee where she enjoyed supporting the Pastor and First Lady.
Stella worked diligently to support her children and grandchildren. She was always excited about attending church, looking at the day time stories, listening to music, cheering on the Washington Commanders, and playing the Left, Right, Center game with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard B. Thompson, mother, Mary W. Rich, father, James L. Pierce, Sr.,and brother, James L. Pierce, Jr.
Stella was raised in a close loving family. She had a very generous, loving, caring and pleasant spirit and personality. She was loved so much by her children, grand-children, siblings, family and friends. Her faith and hope always allowed her to pray, push and press through anything she was faced with in life. She was a phenomenal woman in so many ways. She loved elephants; her heart and faith was the size and strength of one. Her sweet spirit will remain with us forever. She’s now crowned as an angel that will watch over us.
Stella’s honorable life will forever be cherished by her children; Walter R. Rich (Serita), Montross, VA; Margaret D. Sumiel (James), Montross, VA and Lisa J. Rich, Oldhams, VA. Siblings: Cherry Scott, Warsaw, VA; Mary E. Thompson (Philip), Kinsale, VA; Carolyn R. Tate, Warsaw, VA; John Rich, Warsaw, VA and Doris Rich, Warsaw, VA.; Mary Davis (Thomas), Fredericksburg, VA; Martha Smith, Clinton, MD; Charles Pierce (Josephine); Montross, VA; Sterling Pierce (Patricia), Montross, VA and Franklin Pierce (Charmise), Montross, VA; and Ellis Pierce (Emily), Montross, VA; Sister-in-law, Alice Pierce, Kinsale, VA; Aunts: Nannie Ryales (Charles), Ambler, PA, Martha Dixon, Montross, VA, and Shirley Wise, Montross, VA. Nieces: Tyisha Rich, White Plains, MD and Amanda Thompson (David), Kinsale, VA; Nephew; Curtis Tate (LaTonya Gaskins), Warsaw, VA; Grand Children: James Sumiel, Jr., Tampa, Florida; Jarret Sumiel, Montross, VA; Taneisha Loving (Timothy), Kinsale, VA; Arielle Rich, Alexandria, VA; Antonia Rich, Washington, DC; Zierra Sutton, White Plains, MD and Zomari Sutton, Oldhams, VA; Great Grandson, Amari Sumiel, Germany. Her forever special friend, Thomas E. Campbell; Special friends: Barbara Garner, Marie Smith, Jackie Taylor, Pearl Tate and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Services of Remembrance for Stella RichThompson will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 3PM in the sanctuary of the Galilee Baptist Church, 20461 Kings Highway, Montross, Virginia.
Interment will follow in the Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Remains may be viewed from 5PM until 7PM on Friday, October 13 and from 12 Noon until service time on Saturday October 14 at Galilee Baptist Church.