Anne Sinkler Thompson, 97, passed away peacefully at home on October 31, 2021, surrounded by love. Born on April 19, 1924, Anne was the youngest daughter of Helen Thorn Sinkler and Colonel Thomas Simons Sinkler. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Helen Sinkler Jones (Chan), and her infant son born in 1944. Anne was born in Honolulu Hawaii, while her father served in the military. She later moved to Charleston, South Carolina. It was in Charleston that Anne met the love of her life, George William Thompson, Jr., who was a cadet at the Citadel.
George was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Later, Anne and her family moved to West Point where she and George were reunited. They were wed on June 2, 1943, at the Cadet Chapel at West Point. After George served in World War II, they returned to George’s hometown of Montgomery, Alabama, where they lived out their lives. They celebrated 76 years of marriage, until George’s passing in 2019.
Anne and George were both members of the greatest generation and lived by the tenets of honor, loyalty, and love of family and country. Her passing leaves her children and grandchildren with a lasting legacy of love for God, family, church, and community. Anne was a loyal friend and loved by all that knew her. She loved all children, whether related or not.
Anne is survived by her daughters Nancy Thompson Sledge (Ed), Mary Thompson Stanford (Clyde), Caroline Thompson Bundy (Valerie), and son George William Thompson III (Paulette). Anne is also survived by 8 grandchildren Edward Simmons Sledge IV (Aubree), Caroline Sledge Smith, William Thomasson Sledge (Julia), Anne Parker Stanford Crawley (Brent), Elizabeth Thompson Hawke (Harrison), Adrienne Thompson Gunn (Drew), Thomas Jackson Bundy, and William Maddox Bundy. Anne is also survived by 14 great grandchildren, her sister Mimi Thompson (John) and many loving nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank from the bottom of their heart Ida Lucas, Mamie Colin, Linda Lucas, Nicole Stoudemire, Betty Parker, and Beulah Webster for the loving care received over the last nine years.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Children’s Ministry of First United Methodist Church or the Karl Stegall Seminary Foundation of First United Methodist Church (2416 West Cloverdale Park, Montgomery AL 36106).
A private family burial will take place Thursday, November 4th at 11am at Oakwood Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery at 2 pm with the visitation at 1:00 pm
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