Emily Thompson

Emily Collins Thompson (Jones)

Tuesday January 8, 1924 - Monday August 17, 2020
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Emily Collins Jones Thompson, age 96, widow of James William Ferguson Thompson, Jr., died on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Bourbon Heights in Paris. A native of North Middletown, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Robert Graham Jones and Elizabeth Dudley Andrews Jones, was a graduate of North Middletown High School and the University of Kentucky where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta. She was continually active in the community and served on the board of Kate McClintock Home, Bourbon County Red Cross, Bourbon County Cancer Society, The University of Kentucky National Alumni Board, Friends of the Paris Library, and Historic Paris-Bourbon County. She was also a member of the First Christian Church where she served as a deacon, was a member of the Tinder Harris Circle, Paris Bourbon County Community Development Agency, The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc. Headquarters Committee, and a member of the Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a twin sister, Marie Dudley Jones Burns, two other sisters, Elizabeth Andrews Jones, Billye Jean Gray; a nephew, Craig Andrew Burns; and best friend, John G. Irvin.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Graham Thompson (Ann), James Harrah Thompson, Van Chenault Thompson (Laurie); grandchildren, Shelby M. Thompson, Molly Andrews Thompson Costello (Joe), Robert Graham Thompson, Jr. (Beth), Sarah Walker Thompson Fitzgerald (Ed), Jane Collins Thompson, Greer Chenault Coleman (Graham), and Eliza Larkin Thompson; Also surviving are four great grandchildren, Emily Jones Costello, Caroline Ann Thompson, Edward Kelley Costello, and Alice Chenault Thompson.

The graveside service for Emily Collins Jones Thompson will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Paris Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Bell officiating. Interment immediately following in Paris Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the First Christian Church, 911 High Street, Paris, KY 40361.
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  • Service

    Friday August 21, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday August 21, 2020 1:00pm
    Paris Cemetery
    1603 South Main Street
    PARIS, KY 40361
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    Rev. Jeff Bell
  • Interment

    Paris Cemetery
    1603 South Main Street
    PARIS, KY 40361
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Minnie Adkins

Posted at 09:03am
Miss Emily Thompson my dear friend , went to be with all our wonderful friends who are already gone. I feel so blessed to have had her friendship all those years. I miss John Irvin also. To Miss Emily's family, you are so blessed to have had the wonderful sweet lady for your mother. Minnie Adkins

James Codell

Posted at 07:37am
Family: Jeanne joins me in expressing our deepest sympathy on your great loss, as everyone loved and respected Emily. We will forever cherish numerous wonderful memories of her, as our thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult period.
James Codell

Tom Prewitt

Posted at 11:17pm
Growing up in Paris, Ms. Emily was important to our family. She was a dear, close friend of our mother, and we revered her. Hopefully, they share somehow connecting now. We send our warmest thoughts. The Prewitt.

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Posted at 11:48am
With our deepest sympathy. -Your Friends at Graydon
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Estill Pennington

Posted at 03:27am
Thank you with all my heart for many joyous times together and for your generous nurturing spirit.

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