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Debbie Jean Thompson

December 26, 1950 — February 10, 2024

Abbeville

Debbie Jean Thompson, 73, widow of James Royce Thompson, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 10, 2024. She was born on December 26, 1950, in Greenwood, SC, to the late Jack and Mattie Cobb Crawford.

Debbie's passion for teaching led her to a fulfilling career. She dedicated herself to the education of young minds, starting at Antreville Elementary School and later at Diamond Hill Elementary School until her retirement. Her impact on the lives of her students will be remembered for generations to come.

Beyond her professional life, Debbie had an infectious spirit that touched the hearts of everyone she met. Compassionate and fun-loving, she had a heart of gold that would shine through in all she did. Her warm presence brought joy to those around her, and her kindness knew no bounds.

In her free time, Debbie loved exploring new places. Visiting Mississippi held a special place in her heart as it reminded her of cherished memories. She also enjoyed trips to the beach, finding solace in the gentle rhythm of the waves. Shopping excursions and dining out with loved ones were also among her favorite pastimes.

Debbie is survived by her son Russ Thompson and his wife Carleen of Due West, SC. She was a devoted sister to Tommy Crawford and his wife Allie of Donalds, SC. Her legacy will live on through her grandson Chandler Thompson and his wife Ana, granddaughter Reagan Thompson, great-granddaughter Jada Thompson, as well as her special fur baby Markus.

In addition to her parents, Jack and Mattie Crawford, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years James Royce Thompson, and a brother Mike Crawford.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday February 13th from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home located at 208 South Main Street in Abbeville, SC. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 PM, with pastor Richard Ashley and pastor Tony Temple officiating, thus allowing us to honor and remember Debbie together. Inurnment will take place at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veteran's Cemetery in Anderson, SC at a later date.

Debbie Jean Thompson's bright spirit touched the lives of countless individuals. Let us find solace in the legacy she left behind and continue to spread kindness, compassion, and joy as she did throughout her life. 

The family has requested that memorials in memory of Debbie be made to M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery, 140 Inway Dr., Anderson, SC 29621 or to the Wounded Warriors Project online at www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org.


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Visitation

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home

208 South Main Street, Abbeville, SC 29620

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home

208 South Main Street, Abbeville, SC 29620

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