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Rhonda Gianetta Thompson, affectionately known as “Sissy”, of Fairmont, North Carolina was born on March 15, 1969 to the late Ms. Betty Rose Thompson and the late Mr. Ralph Douglas Thompson. Rhonda was a dedicated member of the Miracle Temple Family Fellowship Church, Lakeview, South Carolina where she spent countless hours in worship and service. While living in Charlotte, North Carolina, she was equally dedicated to Salem Baptist Church where she was a member.
Not only did Rhonda love serving God - she loved math! Even as a child, she could quickly solve math problems in her head. She graduated from Fairmont High School in 1987 and received a four-year Teaching Fellows of North Carolina scholarship. In 1991, she graduated from North Carolina State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. For more than thirty years, Rhonda taught math to middle school and high school students that she often referred to as “my babies''. She worked in Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, and the Public Schools of Robeson County.
Rhonda was a member of Zeta PHI Beta, Lambda Eta Zeta Chapter, Lumberton, North Carolina. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends as well as her sorority sisters. She especially looked forward to going on trips with her church family and on girls’ trips with best friends, Barbara Moody and Tonya Grissett.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved grandmother Mrs. Jennet Thompson who was her primary caregiver from the age of five months; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Dallas and Helen Thompson; her aunt, June Thompson Glover; her uncle Wilson Thompson, and a very special cousin, Talmadge Powell.
Rhonda leaves loving memories to her aunts; Anne Thompson-Ellerbee (James) of Fairmont, North Carolina; Eva Powell of West Port, Connecticutt,; Roxanne Reid of New Carrollton, Maryland; Alma McCants (Roger) of Fairmont, North Carolina; Clementine Thompson-McCormick (Haywood) of Lumberton, North Carolina; Edith Geralds of Baltimore, Maryland, Geraldine Robinson (Chester) of Bermuda Run, North Carolina, and Delma Thompson of Maryland, Lois Thompson of Raleigh, North Carolina: her uncles; Bobby McDowell and John Charles Thompson (Faye) both of Lumberton, North Carolina, and James Walter Thompson (Gertha) of Fairmont, North Carolina, Theodore Glover of High Point, North Carolina; Brodrick McCants and Tevin McCants who she considered her sons; a host of other relatives and friends.