Mamie Henry Thompson, 78, dedicated Freedom Baptist member

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Mamie Henry Thompson, 78, of Wilmington, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

Mamie was born in Kelly on Aug. 7, 1937 to the late Lawrence Ethridge Henry and Nora Hearndon Henry. She was preceded in death by her sister, Anita Hardee, son Brian Keith Bollinger and a granddaughter.

Tinker, as she was affectionately known by her family and close friends, graduated from Elizabethtown High School. She was a dedicated member of Freedom Baptist Church, where she enjoyed serving as a greeter. She was a former member of the Eastern Star Golden Rod Chapter.

She is survived by her daughter Lynn Bryan (Hugh), of Elm City; two sons, Anthony L. Bollinger (Mary Ann), of McColl, South Carolina and Eric N. Bollinger, of Wilmington; one brother, Donald Henry, of McComb, Mississippi; seven grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

Special thanks to her caregiver Tameka Wallace of Care Providers in Wilmington.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Freedom Baptist Church, 802 N. College Road, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dodd Mays officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, across from Kelly Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 16550 N.C. 53 East in Kelly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

Please leave online condolences to the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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