William Burke Thompson
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William Burke Thompson
  • July 25, 1958 - December 3, 2017
  • Jackson, Mississippi

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William Burke Thompson, Jr., age 59 of Jackson, Mississippi passed away at home, on December 3rd , 2017.Burke was born in Jackson, Mississippi on July 25, 1958 to Martha Thompson, and Dr. William B. Thompson. He attended St. Andrews Episcopal School, and Manhattan Academy. After graduating high school, he served in the National Guard before attending Hinds Community College where he earned his certification in Surgical Technology. Burke worked at St. Dominic Hospital Surgery Department over 20 years before his retirement from the V.A. Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Burke was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. William B. Thompson, and Martha Barnett Thompson, both of Jackson. Burke is survived by his sister Kathryn Emmons (John) of Pocahontas, Ms., daughter Kayla (Andy) Brown, son William Thompson along with other nieces and nephews. Friends and family visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. at The Parkway Funeral Home on The Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland, Mississippi. A graveside service will follow at 11:15. Memorial donations may be made in Burke’s name to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson, Mississippi.