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Christine "Chris" Thompson, age 76

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Christine "Chris" Thompson, age 76, of Rutherfordton, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Chris was born September 18, 1942 in Old Fort, NC to the late Rob Calvert and Carrie Clontz Horn. She served with her husband as a pastor's wife for over fifty years and worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist for over thirty years. She worked at the Pinewood School of Massage and at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center before retiring and was also the former owner of Thompson Timber Enterprises. Chris was known as a loving, caring and giving person. Her giving spirit motivated her to give over one hundred items on a weekly basis to the Green Hill VFW Post #74 food pantry. She showed God's love to each person she met.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Audrey Calvert, Edith Mae Hensley, Lorrene Stewart and two brothers, Dewey Lee Calvert and Clifford Edward Stewart.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of sixty-three years, Reverend Billy Thompson; daughter, Anne Thompson (Jerry) of Chesnee, SC; son, Wayne Thompson of Rutherfordton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a special neighbor, Chuck Warner; a special angel friend Wanda Harris of Ellenboro and Wanda's 8 grandchildren who held a special place in Chris' heart. Christine was an animal lover and is survived by a life-long pet dog and friend "Brownie" and her horse "Lightning."

The funeral was held at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in the Thompson Family Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to the Thompson Family Cemetery Fund, 1910 W.V. Thompson Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

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