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Ann Marie Thompson, age 66

Ann Marie Thompson, of Kensett, AR was born December 13, 1954 in North Little Rock, AR and passed away December 3, 2021. She was 66 years old. She was the daughter of the late Glendon Thomas and Pauline Anne Swarie.

She is survived by her husband David Thompson of Kensett, AR. Ann was married on April 20, 1974. She was married by Howard Kriner in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russellville, AR. Ann and David were married for 47 years. She is survived by her sister, Kay Melder and brother Gary Sawrie, both in West Memphis. Also survived by aunts Patricia Bonenfant and Claire Browning of New Hampshire, Monte Melder of Kansas.

She was preceded in death by one brother Ronald Sawrie.

Ann was baptized as one of Jehovah’s witnesses on September 4, 1970. She loved to share the Bible’s hope of a time when one could live on a cleansed earth, in perfect health, as Revelations 21:3, 4 says. Ann always had a joke to tell, a lot of times made up her own jokes to tell. She also liked “going junking”, looking in antique stores and flea markets. She was a very loving and encouraging one to be around. Ann will be missed by many friends.

Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Charlotte Wooley Posted December 8, 2021 10:24 AM

    Ann was the sweetest person I had ever met. I look forward to spending more time with her in the new system. Til then , I will miss her bunches.

  • Karen Townsend Posted December 8, 2021 5:14 PM

    Ann was true friend very rare to find. She was like a sister to me. I will miss her greatly until I see her again in paradise. She loved animals and looked forward to see all of them in paradise..

  • Patricia Bonenfant Posted December 9, 2021 6:12 PM

    Ann was my niece and I was not able to be with her often since I lived in New Hampshire. I enjoyed her so much and she made the best Scones out there. She could light up a room and made everyone so happy, she will be deeply missed and I love her very much.

  • Jean Lynn Greer Posted December 13, 2021 9:52 AM

    We love Ann so much. She will be greatly missed by all.

  • Joe McAfee Posted December 13, 2021 4:33 PM

    I’ve know Ann since she and David married in 1974. Every time I saw her she had something encouraging to say, many times in the form of a joke. The last time I spoke to her was when she went into the hospital and we visited over the phone. Before we finished talking she had a joke to tell me. I’ll miss her humor and laugh. I’m looking forward to seeing her in the New System where death will be no more. Until then, rest peacefully, Ann.

  • Angelia Moore Posted December 14, 2021 8:51 PM

    She was always so nice to me. Loved my daughter. Gave her a porcelain doll once cause she said my daughter looked like a doll. I will miss Ann but see her soon in paradise.

  • Suzanne Leavitt Posted December 15, 2021 6:54 PM

    Ann was probably the most cheerful person I have ever been privileged to know. Her sweet and contagious giggle was hard to resist. And I can’t remember her ever saying a negative word about anyone. Love by many, will be missed by many more. So wonderful to know she will live again, John 5:28, 29.

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