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1602Missouri JCI Senate - Update on Loss of CYNTHIA THOMPSON, wife of Bernard Thompson #52497 of the Jefferson City Jaycees

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  • Ken Risley
    Jul 8, 2013

      This is an update on the arrangements for Cynthia Thompson...

      cid:image001.png@01CB93C7.1CD30EC0We are saddened to learn of the passing of Cynthia Thompson, the Wife of Senator Bernard Thompson #52497 of the Jefferson City Jaycees.  He is a Past President of the Missouri Jaycees and served many years on the Future Directions Committee.  Cynthia passed away on Sunday, June 30 after a long battle with cancer.

      On behalf of the Missouri JCI Senate, and all of our member Senators and their families, we express our deepest sympathy to Bernard Thompson #52497 and his family.  We ask you to please remember Bernard Thompson #52497, his wife, Cynthia Thompson, and their family in your thoughts and prayers.



      The funeral arrangements are being handled by:


      Houser-Millard Funeral Directors

      2613 West Main Street

      Jefferson City, Missouri  65109

      (573) 636-3838




      Omega Omega Service

      Monday, July 15

      10:00 AM

      Second Baptist Church

      591 Monroe Street

      Jefferson City, Missouri  65101



      Memorial Service

      Monday, July 15

      11:00 AM

      Second Baptist Church

      591 Monroe Street

      Jefferson City, Missouri


      The Announcement as presented on Houser-Millard Funeral Directors website at:





      Cynthia R. Thompson
      (June 18, 1951 - June 30, 2013)
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      Cynthia R. Thompson








      Mrs. Cynthia Ramona Thompson, age 62, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday. June 30, 2013, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She was born June 18, 1951, in West Palm Beach, Florida, to Leonard and Marjorie (Jackson) Joseph. Cynthia received a High School Diploma in 1969 from John F. Kennedy High School, West Palm Beach, Florida. Having won a full music scholarship, she moved to Jefferson City to attend Lincoln University. While attending she was fondly referred to as “Gator Baby” because of her roots in Florida. In 1977, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri. She was a member of the Vocal Ensemble and the University Choir. She later earned an MBA Degree from Lincoln University in 2003. Cynthia was married to Alfred Larry, and to this union, one daughter was born, Dawn Ramona Larry. On June 9, 1984, she was united in marriage to Bernard Thompson who survives at their home. She began her professional career at the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Jefferson City, Missouri as an Administrative Assistant. She was later employed with the Missouri Department of Economic Development as an Accountant where she retired after 26 years with the State of Missouri. After retirement in 2007, Cynthia commuted between Jefferson City and Chicago to devote her time and care to her granddaughter, Kyla. While in Chicago she rediscovered her passion for teaching and became a substitute teacher with the Chicago Public School System. Cynthia was inducted into the Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jefferson City, Missouri in fall, 1972. She held a Golden Life membership and was an active member of the Jefferson City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma for 41 years. During that time she served as President and Corresponding Secretary of the Chapter. She attended many Delta Regional Conferences and National Conventions. Cynthia was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Missouri for many years. She was a soloist in the Inspirational Choir and briefly served as interim choir director. She was under watch care at Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois and also sang in the Inspirational Choir. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Joseph; brother, Lenwood Joseph; aunt, Carolyn James; grandmother, Magnolia Joseph, and great grandmother, Iona Byrd. Cynthia leaves to cherish her memories, a devoted husband, Bernard Thompson, Jefferson City, Missouri; a loving daughter, Mrs. Dawn Hubbard (Robert); a cherished granddaughter, Kyla Hubbard, all of Chicago, Illinois; and her Mother, Marjorie Joseph, West Palm Beach, Florida. Others left to cherish her memories include, two brothers, Sam Joseph, and Leonard Joseph, Jr., both of Florida; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, her beloved sorority, and friends. An Omega Omega Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. and a Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Second Baptist Church, 501 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, Reverend Cornell C. Sudduth, Sr., Pastor. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; Jefferson City, Missouri.




      You may go to the Obituary website to:  Sign the Guestbook or  Leave Private Condolences.



      Condolences may be sent to Bernard Thompson and his family at bernardt73@....



      For those attending the services, the Capital Plaza Hotel has a special bereavement rate of $60.00 / night if you would like to stay at that hotel.



      Thanks to the reporters:  Tim Vincent #54020, Susan Hatcher #58143, Dewayne Cartee #62218 and Michele Burnett Emmerich #60635.



      Please reply to this email to ask for the mailing address to send condolences.






      Ken Risley  #32905


      Missouri JCI Senate