James Bowie “Jimbo” Thompson, 62 of Ridgeland, SC passed away on February 1, 2018 at Coastal Carolina Hospital, Hardeeville, SC after a brief illness.
Jimbo was born in Savannah, GA on January 3, 1956 to the late Robert Thomas Thompson and Betty Johnson Thompson.
Jimbo was the owner of Thompson Landscaping Company; a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church where he served as Senior Warden; graduate of Thomas Heyward Academy and Newberry College.
Jimbo was known for his cooking skills, especially his famous shrimp creole. Jimbo will be missed for his compassion and caring attitude. He guided those who felt hopeless and lost to the Lord. One said because of Jimbo, “ I have a new life and Heaven has a new warrior.”
Jimbo is survived by his brothers, Rev. Robert T. Thompson (Susan) of Vidalia, GA and David Jefferson Thompson (Janie) of Ladson, SC; his sister, Jean T. Wessinger (Dr. Derek) of Gray Court, SC and nine nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Holy Trinity Church, 2718 Bees Creek Rd, Ridgeland followed by a graveside service at 3:00 pm at the Thompson Family Cemetery, Old River Rd, Mt. Vernon, GA.
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I was devastated to learn of Jimmie's death. He was a landscaper who helped my design my backyard. He was wonderful. I know he was very active in his church, and I admired his determination and faith. When I smell or look at the tea olives he planted in my yard I will always think of him.
Submitted by janice smith on Feb 15 2018 06:12:30 PM
Only met Jimbo a year or so ago. One of the nicest human beings I have ever met. Just heard tonight of his passing and I am saddened. The world is a lesser place without his presence.
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RIP Newberry TKE Frat Brother
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Words cannot express how my heart goes out to this family at this time. God Bless each one of you.. I won't ever forget those days of when all of you were younger kids at the plantation....
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Sorry for your loss, such a sweet and dear person, Enjoyed our talks every time he bought gravel from me at (Lane/Vulcan), even after I left and saw him in passing, he will be greatly miss, My prayers to his family. GOD Bless
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