God saw the road was getting rough and hills were hard to climb. He gently closed her loving eyes and whispered "Peace be thine"
Mattie Sampson Thompson peacefully transitioned from labor to reward on Monday, February 21, 2022 at her home on Cordtown Road in Cambridge, Maryland surrounded by family.
She was born January 20, 1932 at Cloverdale Road near East New Market, Maryland to the late Jacob E. Sampson II and Florence E. Camper Sampson. She and her eight siblings attended various Dorchester County schools. In 1949, Mattie and her brothers Louis “Bob” and Jacob “Jake” E. III graduated from the famous Frederick Douglass St. Claire High School .
Mattie was industriously employed throughout her life. She inherited a strong work ethic from her mother and father. Among her many talents she offered domestic services, laundress, seamstress and entrepreneurship( Dorset Laundry, Boogash, Joe Sealy and other sewing factories in Cambridge, Maryland). After retiring she harvested strawberries from her family garden to sell, implemented home improvements and opened and ran her own Day Care Center for many years.
She and her husband James H. Thompson, Sr. built, raised their five children and shared sixty-four years at the Cordtown Road residence offering community love. James H. Sr., and Mattie were married seventy-one years.
She hosted family gatherings; traveled near and far with her sisters to purchase fine fabrics, bed linens and curtains; and custom made clothing for her siblings and children. She mindfully contributed generously to others. She inherited her seamstress talent from her great-grandmother Caroline (Banks) Jenkins.
Mattie attended the National Church of God in East New Market, Maryland and later became a member of Union Chapel AME Church on Cordtown Road in Cambridge, Maryland where she served as a Trustee and stewardess for many years until her health failed.
Mattie leaves to mourn her loving husband James Henry Thompson, Sr.; daughters, Regina Wheatley (Carroll), Diana Y Thompson; sons, Wayne Thompson and James H. Thompson, Jr. (Wendy “Darlene”); grandchildren, Corey Wheatley, Dante Hooper, Ashley Stowers, Ashley Hall, Lemesha Thompson, Wayne Thompson Jr. (Rev), and Montrel Thompson; 16 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; brothers, Jacob E. Sampson III and Willie Sampson; sisters Delores Henry and Mildred Symonette; sister-in-law Marva Sampson; daughters-in-law, Jackie Thompson and Brenda Hall, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. God son Gary and God daughter Alicia Baltimore; life long friend Nehi Marian Stafford and Janie King(the nurse) her adopted daughter held a special place in her heart.