Lue Vanie Jones Thompson, 101, of Columbiana, Alabama, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021, after a brief stay at Columbiana Health and Rehab. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life which will be held at graveside at Mt. Gilead Cemetery on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm. The cemetery is located on Mount Hebron Road near Eclectic, Alabama, on the grounds of Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church. Rev. Britt Green of First Baptist Church of Eclectic will be officiating.
Lue Vanie was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 75 years James Dayton Thompson; a daughter Jo Ann Thompson; a son Donald Thompson; parents W. E. and Nora Jones of Wetumpka; as well as beloved brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.
Lue Vanie is survived by her daughter Kathy Thompson Corbitt; son-in-law Charles Corbitt; granddaughter Lisa Kathryn Corbitt; and grandson Ben Thompson Corbitt; plus many friends and relatives from her home town of Eclectic, Tuskegee, the Akron, Ohio area, and her adopted hometown of Columbiana.
Lue Vanie and Dayton spent many years as the owners and operators of Thompson’s Upholstery Shop in Tuskegee. In later years, Lue Vanie worked at Southtrust Bank in Tuskegee and retired as a Vice President in 1985. Following their retirement, Dayton and Lue Vanie returned to Eclectic, where Lue Vanieserved three terms on the City Council for the Town of Eclectic. She considered it an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Eclectic.
In 2014, Dayton and Lue Vanie relocated to Columbiana in Shelby County to be closer to their daughter and her family. After Dayton passed away in 2016, Lue Vanie continued to live next door to her family in her adopted hometown of Columbiana, where she had many beloved friends and caregivers.