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Nannie Thompson

Nannie B Thompson (Stanley)

Friday, May 8th, 1931 - Thursday, March 19th, 2020
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For eighty eight years the world was blessed by an angel and on March 19, 2019 she returned to heaven. Nannie Buford Stanley was born to Lola Mae Lewis and John Stanley on May 8, 1931 in Columbia, Alabama. Nannie B. loved and cared for her sister Josie and brother Early at a young age. She moved to Southwest Atlanta, Georgia, married Fred E. Thompson and raised a family. She leaves behind a legacy; her son Stanley Carswell, two daughters Susan Ross (Jeff Stowers) and Velda T. Walker (Clint Walker) and one brother Early Stanley. She was loved by eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, two nieces, a nephew, a number of cousins, and two daughters- in-law. She was loved by so many people it is impossible to list them all, she truly never met a stranger. Her compassion and friendships lasted a lifetime. Mrs. Agnes Scandrett, Mrs. Corrine Jones, Ms. Thomasine Crawford and Mrs. Linda Gardner will truly miss Nannie B.

She was no stranger to hard work, she took pride in everything she did. She worked at Fraiser’s Cafe Society, Rich’s, the Sheraton, and she owned and operated her own business for approximately 20 years, Fred’s Fine Foods. The best soul food restaurant in town. Her true talent was making people feel loved. Compassion and food were her instruments of love. Ms. Fred was everybody’s hero. If someone was in need she never turned her back on them. If she taught us anything, it was to never give up,never turn your back on family and to keep moving. In her sixties, she made the bold decision to keep growing, to keep learning and to keep giving. She understood more than anyone the value of an education and hard work. She started working for the Wren’s Nest in Atlanta. She was docent and a housekeeper for this historical landmark for approximately twenty years. In her eighties she was gracefully and skillfully working and riding the bus to and from work. She leaves behind an extended family within the Wren’s Nest. Her tours were loved by all because she truly cared about people and her position at the Wren’s Nest.

Nannie Thompson more than anything loved the Lord Jesus Christ and Mount Calvary Baptist Church. She was a faithful member for over twenty years. Her faith was her guiding light in all situations. She trusted God and leaned not on her understanding, but on His. She was our rock and a strong piece of our foundation. Glory! hallelujah to God! Our earthly mother, grandmother, friend, and hero returned to her husband, her mother, her sister, cousins Maddie and Reuben and her heavenly family. We are grateful and our hearts cry out, but we will remember the unconditional love you gave and the kindness you taught us. We pray for peace that surpasses all understanding. We love you and we thank you for your love.

In the words of her favorite television show, Golden Girls, “Thank you for being a friend”.

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives . Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful.” John 14:27

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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Address
    1173 Cascade Circle SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30311
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  • Interment

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Address
    1173 Cascade Circle SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30311
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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D . R. Williams

Posted at 11:54pm
Rest well Nannie, I remembered when my Uncle Howard used to work at your restaurant, you always had a kind heart and beautiful smile. Rest well.👑💐🕊💐
Raschard Williams
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