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Betty Thompson

April 16, 1947 ~ January 19, 2018 (age 70)


Betty Louise VonCannon Thompson passed away on Friday January 19, 2018 at Beacon Place Hospice in Greensboro, North Carolina leaving behind many family members and loved ones.

Betty was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina on April 16, 1947 to Herman and Annie Gay VonCannon, the fifth of their eleven children.  As a young child, she moved with her family to Greensboro, North Carolina in 1952, and later moved on to Colfax, North Carolina.  Betty attended Colfax School as a child and graduated in Northwest Guilford High School’s class of 1965.  She married Albert Clinton Thompson of Snow Camp, North Carolina on August 24, 1974.  On April 15, 1977 they were sealed for time and all eternity as husband and wife in the Washington, D.C. Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  After their marriage, Betty and Albert moved to Burlington, North Carolina where she spent most of her married life before moving to Gibsonville, North Carolina in 2012.

Betty filled her life with many interests and hobbies.  In her younger years, she took voice lessons from Don Trexler of Greensboro and enjoyed singing throughout her life.  She shared her vocal talent by singing in the church choir for many years.  Betty also loved to collect dolls and other miscellaneous items.  She particularly enjoyed collecting souvenir thimbles and spoons.  Over the years, Betty also enjoyed caring for many pets, particularly birds and dogs.

Betty had a strong testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ.  She knew that He lives and that He loves her.  She knew that she is a daughter of God.

Betty is survived by her husband Albert Thompson of Gibsonville, and by her ten siblings: Jeraldine Robinson (David) of Fillmore, UT; Jerry VonCannon of Leeds, UT; Ralph VonCannon (Bonnie) of St. George, UT; Charles VonCannon of King, NC; John VonCannon (Carol) of Mansfield, GA; Susan Wood (Garth) of Mesa, AZ; David VonCannon of Reidsville, NC; Deborah Higbee (Brad) of Kingman, AZ; Roger VonCannon (Missy) of Colfax, NC; and Aleta Knutson (Karl) of Kernersville, NC.  She was preceded in death by her parents Herman Willis VonCannon and Annie Gay Marion VonCannon, and by nephews David Wayne Wooten and Chance Evan Wooten.  Betty is also survived by her friend and former brother in law Ritchie Wooten. of Oak Ridge, NC.

There will be a visitation Friday January 26 from 9:30 am to 10:10am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 712 South Williamson Avenue in Elon, NC.  The visitation will be followed by a funeral service beginning at 10:15 am in the chapel.

Betty will be laid to rest at 1:00pm in the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Omega Funeral Service of Burlington, NC is handling funeral arrangements.

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