Mary Catherine “Cathy” Thompson March 28, 1945 – May 20, 2016

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thompsonMary Catherine Thompson, “Cathy” found eternal peace on May 20, 2016 surrounded by her family.

She was a long time member of Duncanville’s First Baptist Church. We were all truly blessed to be loved, cared for, and touched by her grace. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.

Cathy was known for her loving spirit and merry heart. She brought joy to everyone around her.

Preceded in death by parents Gene and Alma Hill; sister Louise Marks; brother H.D. Hill. S

urvived by husband Bill Thompson; children; daughter Deborah and her husband, Paul Cantwell; son Tracy and his wife, Dana Thompson; and Lisa and her husband, Kevin Schraeder; sisters Edith Taylor and Juanita Simmons; grandchildren Todd Thompson, Emily Galas, Neil Galas, Rachel Thompson and Daniel Schraeder; great-grandchildren Tristan and Ellie, many nieces, nephews, special friends at Duncanville’s First Baptist Church and her caring friends and neighbors.

Cathy was born in Bogata, Texas and raised in the North East Texas area. After moving to Dallas with her family, she met Bill Thompson and married. In her final days she was overheard telling loved ones that Bill was the love of her life. Together, they raised three children while living in Richardson, Spring, and Duncanville, Texas. Cathy created a home wherever Bill’s work took them. She loved making new friends and quickly became part of the community. She was especially proud to be the first woman soccer coach in the South Texas Conference; winning several championships. Cathy was a tireless advocate for advancing youth soccer in the Spring, Texas area. Cathy volunteered at her children’s schools, her church and her community’s many charitable activities. She always helped neighbors, friends and family in their times of need. Cathy loved music of all kinds especially big band music and traditional gospel hymns. Always active, she loved to garden and make things grow. Her plants and flowers were a great source of joy, always sharing them with others. The family enjoyed many weekends camping around Texas lakes and fishing with Bill.

Cathy enjoyed her Sunday School Group and found strength and peace in their friendship and love.

Joyful heart, ever the optimist, selflessness, woman of unshakable faith are the words that best describe this angel that we called wife, mother, granny, sister, auntie, friend.

jaynesMemorial services are 11:00am, Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Duncanville’s First Baptist Church.

Memorials to Duncanville’s First Baptist Church