Date of Death
June 13, 2013
Place of Death
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home; 1004 Arnold St; Three Rivers, MI 49093 with Rev. JoAnne Mundy officiating.
Ellen Lillian Thompson, age 47, of Three Rivers, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Chicago, IL., on May 11, 1966 the daughter of Mr. Ronald and Vesta Thompson.
Ellen was very active with the community. She served on the Board of the George Washington Carver Community Center, Co-Chaired a girls mentoring group called Nia Girls, was a Girl Scouts of Singing Sands Area Coordinator, an ERAC/Ce Coordinator, was active on the World Fair Board, organizer for the Three Rivers area Pokagon Band and Burmese and Latino Community in Three Rivers/Kalamazoo area. Ellen was a founding member of T.R.A.F.C. and helped in the development of Institute for New Leadership funded by A.R.C.U.S. She loved nature. Going to Lake Michigan and hanging out on the beach, and watching for eagles while out in the woods.
Ellen leaves to cherish her loving memory, her parents, one sister, Jean Thompson; one brother, John Brookens; two step-children, Armond and Aaron Randle, a nationwide extended family, and a local community of folks that she loved and supported who also loved and supported her.
Memorials donations may be directed to On Common Ground for a prayer garden in Ellen’s memory. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home 1004 Arnold St; P.O. Box 1018; Three Rivers, MI 49093 in care of arrangements.