Jewel Juanita Thompson
Jewel Juanita Thompson
  • January 22, 1927 - August 26, 2017
  • Charlotte, North Carolina

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Jewel Tysinger Thompson, age 90, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 26, 2017. She was born January 22, 1927 the daughter of the late Lee and Ruth Belk Tysinger of Mineral Springs, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, NASCAR Legend Alfred Bruce "Speedy" Thompson Sr., and her son Alfred Bruce "Chuck" and/or "Speedy" Thompson Jr.
Jewel retired from Exxon Mobil and Wells Fargo Bank. She worked into her 70's after her husband's death; her sole priority was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a caregiver to her mother, Ruth, until her death in 1990 as well as the rest of her family. She attended NASCAR functions throughout the years after her husband's death. She maintained the family residence in Charlotte until declining health forced her into assisted living.
She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Thompson Smith and husband Robert "Smitty" along with her grandchildren; Cheranne Summer Bennett, Chucky and CJ Thompson; great grandchildren Austin and Daisy Thompson & Kai Bennett-Young.
A special thanks to her caregivers at Brookdale; Glenn, Amy, Celeste, Jasmine and many others. In addition, Melvia McClendon and Valeria Carlock with Hospice and Dr. Robert Price of Novant Health and Vascular Heart Institute.
A memorial service will be Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:00pm at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2202 Billy Howey Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Burial will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions mey be made to Novant Hospice & Palliative Care, 324 N. McDowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204.
McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Thompson.
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