O Lord Our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the Earth!! Psalms 8:9
A Time To Be Born
Mr. Robert Louis Thompson, Jr was born to the late Mr. Robert Lewis Thompson Sr and the late Mrs. Pocahontas Killens Thompson on March 16, 1949 in Fairmont, North Carolina. He was the second oldest of seven siblings.
A Time To Learn
Robert, Jr. was educated in the county school system and graduated from Rosenwald High School in 1968. He instilled in his children and grandchildren the importance of an education. His favorite motto was "strive for the best and the best you shall achieve". He was a hard worker and devoted to his jobs.
A Time To Serve
Robert was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fairmont. He loved going to church because this was something that his parents instilled in their children. He worked for Bakery and Confectionary Company in New York City and upon returning home, found employment with Kayser-Roth where he worked for 15 years as a Dye Technician . He retired in 2009.
A Time To Love
After twenty years of living in New York City Robert returned home and was reunited with one of his school days sweethearts, Manthia Theon Campbell. When they first met, she was a sophomore at Proctorville Hight School and he was a senior at Rosenwald High School. Of course after graduation he was looking for excitement other than on the farm and journeyed to the city. A lot of changes occurred during the twenty years they both went their separate ways. As fate would have it, he asked her mother, Mrs. Manthia Campbell for her daughters hand and she was pleased to agree. Mrs. Campbell treated him like a son even before the wedding. They married on September 19, 1998 and their love truly lasted "till death do us part". They enjoyed twenty-two years together. God was in the midst of their union and formed a hedge around them when they needed protection. Robert and Theon raised two wonderful children.
A Time To Rest
Robert Jr. aka "Fox" and "Brother" entered into eternal rest on February 22, 2021 at UNC Health Southeastern with Theon and the children, Carver and Rasheena by his side. Robert was a person of few words but was filed with kindness and was loved by everyone. He, in his own quiet way found joy in planting vegetables in his back yard and sharing them with neighbors. He also loved spending time in the kitchen alone preparing a meal for the family, and just sitting on the front stoop watching the traffic go by. He was content and satisfied being at home. He certainly believed in the Lord and knew that God was His Keeper. When he answered the call to rest , he now joins his parents and brothers Anthony, Ronnie and his nephew Scott in heavenly peace.
A Time To Remember
Although Robert is physically out of our sight, he will forever be remembered by those who love most; his devoted and lovely wife, Theon whom he called "Bay" and she called him the same; a son, Captain Carver R. Campbell and wife, Seson of Abingdon, Maryland; a daughter, Rasheena Shavon Cobb (Anthony) of the home; four sisters, Glenda T. Jackson (John) of Fairmont, NC, Connie T. Green (Michael) of Susanville, California, Linda T. Godwin and Jean C. Thompson of Lumberton, NC. Five grandchildren whom he loved dearly; Jameson, Leeland, Annais, Ariel, and Adonis. One uncle, Richard (Ellen) Killens of Winston Salem, NC; one aunt, Billie Killens of Cincinnati, Ohio. Seven sisters-in-law: Peggy (George) Lessane of Lumberton, NC, Gracey Taylor of Orrum, NC, Evangeline (Roosevelt) Strickland of Fairmont, NC, Veronica Bristow of Charlotte, NC, Patricia Campbell of Bladenboro, NC, Judy Lewis of Fairmont, NC and Brenda Nealy of High Point, NC. Three brothers-in-law; Gwyn Campbell of Flint, Michigan, Bobby (Anna) Campbell and Francis Campbell of Lumberton, NC. From many fond memories of his childhood days are three brothers; Terry D. Killens of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sidney Haggins of Rocky Mount, NC, Gregory Haggins of Winston Salem, NC and a special friend and neighbor, Howard Lennon of Fairmont, NC and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.
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