We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Chris King Memorial Chapel
Cynthia (Cyn) Elaine Thompson was born on February 24th, 1965 in Chester, South Carolina. She was the eldest daughter of Mildred Julia Walker Thompson and King David Thompson. On June 5th, 2022 at MUSC Hospital in Florence, South Carolina, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ called his child to her eternal home.
Cynthia was educated in the Chester County School System and graduated in 1983. She furthered her education at John C. Smith University where she met the love of her life, the late Dexter Jenkins. They were united in marriage in 1992 and resided in Columbia, South Carolina.
After college, Cyn began working for Blue Cross Blue Shield and remained at the company for more than twenty years. During this period she had the opportunity to live and work in Atlanta, Georgia and in Pensacola, Florida. After her lucrative career at Blue Cross, she worked for the North Central Family Medical Center until her illness.
Cyn had an early relationship with Christ and was a faithful member of Browns Chapel AME Zion Church. She began working in her church at an early age as a member of the Busy Bee Club. Her lifelong dedicated devotion to her church was exhibited as she served as a member of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, the Pastors Aide Committee, the Budget Committee, and the Willing Workers Club.
Cyn was compassionate for her community and was well known throughout her neighborhood of East Chester. She was also a member of the Chester County Martin Luther King Celebration Committee and active in the events sponsored by the graduates of the CHS Class of 1983.
It was Cyn’s true nature to express love to all those with whom she came in contact, and this love was exhibited in many different forms. She found great joy in being able to give gifts of love, particularly in the last four years of her life. She never forgot a birthday, graduation, or holiday.
Cynthia’s brother, the late Andre Thompson, was her best friend, and they took care of each other. For her younger sister, Kimberly Thompson Campbell, Cyn would do anything, and they spoke every single day. Dearest to Cyn’s heart were her two nieces, Katharine and Kelsey, and her only nephew Cameron. Though her sister Kim was their biological mother, those were Cynthia's beloved children, and there was nothing that they ever needed or wanted that she couldn’t get them. She was absolutely the best aunt in the world.
Cynthia loved and cherished her two aunts, Mary Guy and the late Ella Mae Reno. After Cyn’s mother passed away, Ella Mae stepped into that role. Mary Guy was by Cyn’s side from the beginning of her illness to the very end, and she was a constant presence for Cynthia any time she needed her.
To her favorite cousins, god sisters, and best friends, Cyn was the life of the party; she was funny and outspoken, and she had a sparkling wit. Every moment together was a time of ceaseless laughter and cheer. Patricia Frazier, Linda Carol Walker, Sandra Barber, and Stephanie Jackson were all Cyn’s big sisters, and they always had the best times. They were mentors, counselors, friends, and confidants for as long as Cyn was here on Earth.
Everyone who knew Cynthia knew that Venice Douglas was not just a cousin, but like a sister to her. They were so close that they dressed alike, even until they were probably a bit too old to do so, but of course Shirley (Shirl) McClurkin would argue with that. Shirl lived with and took care of Cyn for most of her illness at home, and although they fussed at each other, Cyn always wanted her there.
Cynthia is lovingly remembered by all those who knew her as a caring, generous, and jovial person.
Cynthia was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, her mother Mildred Thompson; her brother, Andrey Thompson; her aunts, Ella Mae Reno, Ida Brown, Eva May, Jesse Lee Sanders; her uncles, George B. Guy, Sr., Luther Thompson, Joe Thompson, Carl Thompson, Paul Pendergrass, Leroy Pendergrass; and her first cousin, George B. Guy, Jr.
She leaves to cherish fond memories: Her father King D. Thompson; her sister, Kimberly Thompson Campbell (Fritz) of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Kerry Peay of Oahu, Hawaii; four aunts, Mary Guy of Chester, SC, Margie Worthy and Lydia Roseboro (Harry) both of Charlotte, NC; Willie Mae Pendergrass of Chester, SC; one uncle, Benny Thompson (Mary) of Charlotte, NC; two nieces, Katharine Campbell of Rome, Italy and Kelsey Campbell of Atlanta, GA; one nephew, Cameron Campbell of Atlanta, GA; two sisters-in-love, Rev. Karon Walker Seals and Venice Pendergrass; three godchildren, LaCrista Douglas, Malik Williams, and Ayescia Coleman; godmother, Mary Gladden; two honorary aunts, Peggy Hopkins and Brenda Gray; three god sisters, Francina Bunting, Alma Hall, Carol Lilley; a godbrother, Rev. Israel Bunting; and a host of cousins and friends.
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