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Ledella P. Thompson

December 15, 1935 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Ledella P. Thompson Obituary

LeDella Porterfield Thompson was born on December 15, 1935, in Calhoun County, South Carolina, the beloved daughter of the late Herbert and Florence Porterfield, and was married for over 65 years to the late J. T. Thompson. LeDella entered eternal rest on Friday, February 2, 2024, at the Dorn VA Hospital, in Columbia, South Carolina.,

“Lee” as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was educated in the public schools of Calhoun County, St. Matthews, South Carolina where she graduated from John Ford High School.

At the time of her departure, she was employed with Tripp’s Fine Cleaners as a seamstress where she worked for over 60 years doing what she loved with a passion. Prior to her employment at Tripp’s, she worked for Columbia Uniform Rentals for over 28 years.

LeDella was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Though she is no longer physically with us, her loving and kind spirit will forever live in the hearts of lives of all who loved and knew her.

In addition to her husband, LeDella was also preceded in death by her brother, Herbert Leroy Porterfield, Jr., and her sister, Emdella Rogers.

Those who will forever cherish fond and precious memories of LeDella are her loving children, Hardra Gerald Thompson, Jeffrey N. Thompson, and Kimberlyn Govan, all of Columbia, SC; son-in-law, Jay Govan; daughter-in-law, Amy Thompson; granddaughter, Amyia Thompson, both of Atlanta, GA; grandsons, Kionte’ (Nicole) Wider, Joshua Matthew Thompson, and Jordan Wider, all of Columbia; three great-grandchildren of Columbia, SC; sister-in-law, Anell Felton, of Columbia, SC; a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure.

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Public Viewing
February 8, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home of Columbia
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
February 9, 2024

1:00 PM
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home of Columbia
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

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Interment following funeral service

Mt. Pisgah AME Chuch Cemetery
4859 Old State Road
St. Matthews, SC 29135


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