December 26, 1943 - December 17, 2018
Lois “Linda” Thompson, 74, passed on 17 December 2018 with her family by her side. Linda was born 26 December 1943 in Savannah, GA to William “Bill” & Latha Bailey Sr. Her family moved to Oklahoma around 1956. At 15, Linda met Omar Franklin Thompson, Sr. at Stonewall Jackson Junior High. Two years later, Linda married Omar on 22 June 1960 in Ridgeland, SC. Shortly thereafter; they welcomed their first child, Linda Lanina, on 26 September 1960 in Savannah, GA. On 5 January 1963, they had their second daughter, Londa Lynn, in Oklahoma City, OK. Three years later came Omar Franklin Jr., back in Savannah on 27 October 1966. In 1969, they adopted their niece, Jamie Witslena, completing their family. Linda and Omar moved wherever the wind blew – Texas, Georgia, Florida – but settled together back in Oklahoma in 1978. In the years to come, Linda and Omar’s family grew by marriage, birth/adoption of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Bill & Latha Bailey Sr., Grover & Mary Thompson, and her siblings, Tommy & Tinie Bailey and Billie Knox. She is survived by her husband, Omar Thompson, Sr.; siblings, Latha & Lee Adams, Carolyn & Jerry Wren; children, Jamie & Harold Howard, Lanina & Richard Starks Jr., Londa & Keith Jackson Sr., Omar & Cassie Thompson Jr.; her grandchildren, Bilinda & Tony Sikes, Stephen Howard, Richard & Tara Starks, Timothy & Eileen Starks, Keith & Kenna Jackson II, Elijah Stribling, Xylia & Jesse Ramirez, Lauren & Andi Kabuci, Carmon & Mason Drumm, Ty & Reynie Procell; great-grandchildren, Joey & Jordan Sikes, Ashton & Zoey Howard, Hayden & Jed Starks, Easton & Hudson Starks, Ellie & Sena Kabuci, Dylan Drumm, Stephen & Evangeline Procell; many nieces and nephews; and her loving pooch, Scruffy. Linda loved gardening and being outdoors. She was a great cook and talented craftswoman. She was beautiful, kind, stubborn, passionate, protective and selfless. She was honest and unapologetic for who she was or what she thought (and often said). Linda was many things to many people. She just wasn’t Lois. She was Linda, Mom, G’ma, Grams, Grandma…she will be missed dearly. A memorial service will be held to celebrate and remember Lois's life on Friday, December 21, 2018, at 1:00PM, at Crawford Family Funeral Home in Edmond, OK.
Lois “Linda” Thompson, 74, passed on 17 December 2018 with her family by her side. Linda was born 26 December 1943 in Savannah, GA to William “Bill” & Latha Bailey Sr. Her family moved to Oklahoma around 1956. At 15,... View Obituary & Service Information
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