Emily Elizabeth Thompson, 71 of Linkwood passed away at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on February 10, 2018. Born on February 20, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Adolphus and Wilhelmina Stanley of Linkwood. Emily attended Dorchester County Public Schools and graduated from Mace's Lane in 1965. She married Ernest "Aggie" Thompson on April 30, 1966; they were married for 49 years until his death in 2015.
Emily had over 30 years of service with local major industries such as RJ Reynolds, Nabiso and Chun King just to name a few. She was an exceptional and dependable employee. Emily even took on a second job at a local nursing home until her health challenges . She along with her husband Aggie enjoyed hosting get-togethers with family and friends. Emily embraced the idea of a large family and would often welcome family members to her home for extended periods of time. Additionally, her home was always open for friendly visits. During her childhood, she shared a close bond with the Sharp children, James , Rudell, Valerie (deceased), Barbara, Kathleen, Lois, Debby, Rudolph and Diane. The friendship was strong and true no matter how much time and distance separated their lives. And this was a great blessing and an everlasting bond until her death. Emily loved animals and she showed a great deal of compassion for the stray one. It was a blessing that a wounded skunk never appeared on her lawn because she would have found a way to nuture it too. Some of her beloved pets included, dogs, cats, geese, pygmy goats, ducks, birds and fish. And she would often keep records of their injuries and illnesses as if they were her own children. When she wasn't nurturing animals, she enjoyed visiting National Parks and Ocean City, playing spades, getting her hair done, polishing her nails, doing word searches and watching soap operas and old favorites such as Columbo and Andy Griffith. Emily also enjoyed boating and fishing with her husband and during one of their outings she caught an 80 pound drum. Emily loved being in the comfort of her own home and her bright smile and laughter will be greatly missed by all.
Cherished memories will live on in the hearts of her loving children: Eylonne Green (Robert) of Nottingham, Md., Vanita Thompson of Topeka, KS, Ernest "Snookie" Thompson (Jennifer) of Linkwood, and Jocelyn Dudley of Odenton, Md; 9 grandchildren: Danielle, Dontre, Davonte, Damien, Colin, Deanna, Alyssa, Ashley and Brittany; 11 great-grandchildren along with many relatives and friends. Special friends include Anna Dixon and Mary Woolford.
She was preceded in death by three older brothers: Richard, Purcell and Adolphus Stanley.