Date of BirthAugust 14, 1917

Louise Thompson Obituary

Date of BirthAugust 14, 1917

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Date of PassingOctober 28, 2016

Louise Thompson Obituary

from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Date of BirthAugust 14, 1917

Louise Thompson Obituary

Date of BirthAugust 14, 1917

548 Views

Date of PassingOctober 28, 2016

Louise Thompson Obituary

from Charleston, South Carolina, United States


Louise Thompson Charleston - Louise Watkins Harris Thompson, 99, married to the late John Nicholls Harris, and widow of PC Thompson, of Charleston, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2016 at her home. Her relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Bethel United Methodist church, 57 Pitt St., Charleston. Burial will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Her guestbook may be signed online at Charlestonfunerals.com. Louise was born on a farm near Dixie, Georgia, on August 14, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Warren Franklin Watkins and Maude Maxfield Scott. She graduated from Dixie High School, where she likely learned the most shocking phrase she was ever heard to utter, "Golly Peanuts!" Louise went on to Business School in Birmingham. She met her first husband, Jack Harris in Thomasville, Ga, while working as a book-keeper in the peanut office. Louise and Jack moved to Charleston in 1942 and had two daughters, Sara and Nicki. Louise became a devoted member of Bethel Church. She could be described there as a "one woman show," serving as both pianist and teacher for her class, something she did for over 70 years. As her girls grew, Louise began extensive volunteer work with the PTA and served as President of the Central Council of PTAs for Charleston. This was her way to ensure that she knew her children's teachers and what was happening in their schools. Aside from volunteer work, she was also a devoted bridge player, and kept on playing actively until 99 years of age. A real passion for Louise was her job at Charleston's Market, where she worked for many years selling her daughter Nicki's artwork. She particularly enjoyed sharing this work with her grand-daughter, Catherine. Louise continued working at the Market until well in her 90s. She was a longtime member of the Rebecca Motte Chapter of the DAR. Louise is survived by one daughter, Nicki Harris Williams; three grandchildren, Benjamin McAlister and his wife Shanon of Charleston, Catherine Williams of Charleston and Mayfield Brusca and her husband Michael of Lambertville, NJ; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands and her daughter, Sara Harris McAlister. The family wishes to thank her caregivers, friends and members of Bethel Church who kindly supported her efforts to live in her own home until just before her death. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, Charleston, SC. Arrangements by James A. McAlister Inc. 766-1365. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston