“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give to me on that day, and not to me only, but to all who have Loved His appearing”. 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Raymond’s Life Story
Services for Raymond Thompson, Sr. will be at 12:00p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Hopewell Baptist Church, 1100 Graham St, Colfax, Louisiana. Pastor Kendell Francois will be officiating. Interment will be in Farenzie Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10:00a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Raymond Thompson Sr. was born to the late Willie Sr. and Helen Thompson in Shrewsbury, Louisiana on February 16, 1946. He was a graduate of John H. Martyn High School and attended Southern University. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the United States Army for six years. He was a member of the Young Men Social Aid & Pleasure club of Shrewsbury from the age of 13 until his health failed him and he could no longer participate in the activities.
Raymond accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at First Zion Baptist church in Shrewsbury La, under the leadership of Reverend Dempsey Ivy & Reverend Sam R. Lennox. He served as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, and a Deacon. He worked as a Supervisor at A & P warehouse, where he retired from after 30 years of service. After Hurricane Katrina he relocated to Colfax La, where he became a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Here in Colfax he adopted Pastor Francois his wife Michelle and the church congregation as his new church family. Raymond always had a smile on his face, he would light up the room when he walked in. He took care of everyone; being only a phone call away. He was the family historian anything you wanted to know, just call him because he had the answer. He loved Shrewsbury, and knew all its history, and visited every chance he got.
Raymond leaves to cherish his sweet memories his beautiful and loving wife Acquelyn (Ikee), having been together for 41 years and married 25 years. They took pride in doing everything together such as watching the Saints games (Who Dat), taking long rides, attending family functions, and being known as the fashionable couple who were always coordinated and stylish when they stepped out.
Raymond also leaves behind three daughters Tira Thompson, Miesha (Carlon) Johnson, and Kendra Goudy, two sons Raymond Thompson Jr. (Booby) and Louis Landers (Pokey). He had 18 grandchildren and 6 great grand that he loved dearly. He also had 2 special God children Ja’mya & Ja’shaun Ensley. He leaves two sisters Valarie & Melvina Thompson, one brother Alex Thompson. His Brother-in-law Michael Perkins (Olanda) one sister-in-law Janet P. Brown. One Uncle Raymond Hamilton. He also leaves one special niece Valencia and a host of other niece’s nephews and God children.