It's with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Alice Marie Thompson on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Orleans, LA after complications from a recent stroke. She was 75 years old.
Alice was a retired social worker and vocal advocate for civil rights. A member of the New Orleans Chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), she participated in two Freedom Rides, was arrested several times for breach of peach for integrating public facilities in New Orleans, volunteered for numerous projects during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement such as Freedom Summer, and was present at the historic March on Washington. The family recently honored her for her work at the 2015 Reunion.
Alice was the daughter of Cora Mae (Atlas) Thompson and John Henry Thompson, Sr., who are both deceased, the granddaughter of Susie and Louis Balfour Atlas, Sr., who are both deceased, and the great granddaughter of Alice Smith and King Atlas, Sr., who are both deceased. Alice's older sister, Grace (Thompson) Parker, died just six months ago.
Alice leaves behind her daughter, Alicia Sherrel Cora Thompson, sister, Jean Denton-Thompson, aunt, Annie Ruth Atlas, nephews Pierce Baker, Gregory Thompson, Christopher Baker, Jason Banks, Cheong-Tseng Eng, Dante Baker, Daniel Denton-Thompson, Kayn Ramirez, Nykolas Ramirez-Baker, Frederick George, Jr., Brian Parker, Jr., nieces Sonfre Roberson, Arlene Baker, Alisa Baker, Jazmyne Thompson, and Marissa Parker, along with a host of relatives and friends.
Alice was predeceased by her siblings Louis James Thompson, Annie Mae Thompson, John Henry Thompson, Jr., Grace Vella (Thompson) Parker, Pierce Calvin Thompson (her twin brother), and Shirley Ann Thompson.
Please keep our cousins your prayers during this time.
Funeral arrangements are pending.