Mrs. Doris Caroline Baker Thompson ascended peacefully into the arms of our Heavenly Father on November 21, 2022 at McLeod Medical Center in Dillon, South Carolina. She was born on July 25,1932 to the late Thurston Baker and Anna Mae Love Baker in Orrum, a small community in Robeson County, NC.
Caroline was a loving and giving person. Caroline attended school in Robeson County and received her high school diploma. Later she met and married Paul Thompson. In that union, two children were born, Ira W. Thompson, and Paul E. Thompson. For a short period of time Caroline and Paul farmed with L. Johnson in the Barnesville community. After a number of years in Fairmont, she made her home in Chicago, Ill. where she worked with her husband at Thompson's Television and Records. They ran a successful business there for years. Caroline later returned home to Fairmont, and she was employed by Munsingware Knitting Mill for 25 years. Caroline also worked for the Public Schools of Robeson County. She was an active and supporting member of Spring Branch Baptist Church.
Caroline was preceded in death by her husband Paul Thompson, her beloved son, Ira Thompson, her parents, Thurston and Anna Mae Baker, Brothers Rufus Fenale Baker and William Hal Baker, sisters Lucy Evans, Marjorie Pollard, Landa Gaddy and one granddaughter Takkia Dawkins.
Precious memories remain in the hearts of the following family members: Son, Paul (Cynthia) Thompson, Daughter- in- law Sandra Thompson. Sisters, Patricia Baker, and Judy Chandler (Marvin Pete); three brothers, Thurston Baker Jr. (Annie Ruth), Ricky D. Baker (Lois), and Lewis Baker (Evon); granddaughters; Kimberly Dawkins, Dorissa (Ricky) Thompson, August (Joey) Benjamin, Erica Dawkins. Grandsons Rusty Dawkins, Paul Thompson and Ira Thompson, Derrick (Shonda) Dawkins, Damon (Taniesha) Dawkins, Marcus (Lakeisha) Dawkins; several great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many other family members, and friends.
Caroline will be missed by all who knew her.
Caroline, all who know you, will miss your beautiful smile, outspokenness, and helping hand, which were all character traits that set you apart from others and endeared you to many. We will deeply miss you, but we will forever cherish many wonderful memories. Enjoy being in Heaven in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.