Nell Kate Robertson Thompson

Born: Tue., Aug. 10, 1926
Died: Wed., Mar. 19, 2008

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Nell Kate Robertson Thompson, age 81, of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Tallapoosa, GA, died on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at Willow Run Retirement Home. Born on August 10, 1926 in Haralson County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Wilson Robertson and Annie Worthy Lyle Robertson. Nell graduated from Tallapoosa High School and Georgia State University. During her working career she worked as a secretary for Johnson & Johnson-McNeil Laboratories and Edward''s Baking Company. She was cherished by her family and dedicated to her children. She loved to quilt and made several heirlooms that are priceless to her family. As a young adult she was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Tallapoosa, GA and later was a member of Avondale First Baptist Church for twenty years. Mrs. Thompson had made her home at Willow Run Retirement Home since March of 2007.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil William Thompson in 1956 and a son, Kenneth Leon "Camo" Thompson. She is survived by a daughter, Pat Walker of Juno Beach, FL; two sons, William Michael Thompson and wife Cheri of Buckhead, GA and Robert Steven Thompson and wife Terry of Eatonton, GA; three sisters, Elizabeth Robertson of Eatonton, GA, Anne Van Tassell of Eatonton, GA and Martha Akins of Dahlonegah, GA; a brother, Bob Robertson of Carrollton, GA; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 21, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with Rev. Ira McKeever officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Ryan Thompson, Lee Sims, Steven Thompson, Bo Walker and Dusty Walker. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. Interment Services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery in Tallapoosa, GA. The family requests that memorials be made to Parkinson Research Foundation, Inc., Attention: Michael/Gift Processing, 420 Beach Road, P. O. Box 20256, Sarasota, FL 34276. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Mark & Mary VanTassell
   Posted Thu March 20, 2008
I have so many fond memories of Aunt Nell growing up. Seems like I was at their house more than my own. I loved her very much and will miss her.

Bo Walker
   Posted Thu March 20, 2008
Thank you for being a very special grand mother to me and an amazing "great" grandmother to Our children ( Reese and Reanna ). I will never forget all the wonderful memories you have given me and my family. Jen and I will miss our Granny Nell and the girls will miss their Gi Gi.

Joyce & Ralph Williams
   Posted Thu March 20, 2008
Nell's memory will live on in our hearts. Our love amd prayers to all the family.

Dian Frank
   Posted Thu March 20, 2008
Thanks for some good memories. Nell, you will be missed and we loved you very much. I will always---Remember the farm in Tallapoosa and a winter day when our family was visiting. My Dad took all us kids rabbit hunting in the snow and your Mom cooked up the rabbits with gravy and made wonderful biscuits. Her flying to Hawaii to visit with me and Steve. WHAT A GOOD TIME WE HAD WITH HER AND GRANNIE! And the times---she would pickup Daniel and take him to Pat's for a visit with Bo and Dusty. He would fall a sleep and always thought that she had taken a short cut when he woke up to find that they had arrive. Good memories---Good times

Steve Frank
   Posted Fri March 21, 2008
We will certainly miss Aunt Nell. She was eternally thoughtful of others and always willing to do something nice for someone. She loved her family and raised four fine, successful children. I will always remember her telling me about when, as a young woman, she worked as a true "Rosie the Riveter" in what was then the Bell bomber production plant in Marietta during WWII building B-29s. What she and thousands like her did helped us win that war. It also changed the face of Georgia.

Terri & Jim Burton
   Posted Sat March 22, 2008
We are so very sorry for your loss.

Daniel Frank
   Posted Sat March 22, 2008
I'm so sorry that my great aunt Nell has passed. She was one of the sweetest people I have known. I always enjoyed visiting her and her family and she will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all. My heart goes out to all her loved ones who will carry on her memory. She made a valuable contribution to all our lives. I hope some day soon a cure will be found for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's and that the rest of us can live as full a life as she has.

Melissa Farr and family
   Posted Mon March 24, 2008
We are all going to miss Aunt Nell. The strength of her faith helped to form my faith and belief in God. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she will be with you every day in the gentle winds that bring forth a memory. She will always be remembered and loved.

Pat & Willie Washam
   Posted Mon March 31, 2008
We were so sorry to hear of Nell's death. We had known her since 1968 when we moved to Atlanta when Willie went to work in the SE region. Over the years we always kept in contact at Christmas time until I lost track of her when she moved to a retirement home. We will always remember her as a wonderful friend and a beautiful lady.