Margaret Brothers Thompson – Obituary

By  | December 5, 2017 | Filed under: Obituaries, Williams Funeral Home

Margaret Brothers Thompson, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at the age of 95.
Margaret was born January 6, 1922 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Pearl Keith and Robert H. Brothers. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University.

Mrs. Thompson and her husband were long-time members of Trinity Episcopal Church in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Margaret was a professional potter and a long-time member of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild and co-founder of the Tennessee based Foothills Craft Guild. Mrs. Thompson was a published author/photographer with many articles/illustrations in the Tennessee Conservationist; a reporter for the Elizabethan Star and columnist in the Mountain Press in Sevier County, Tennessee. She twice won best of show honors for her photography. Other memberships included the National League of American Pen Woman and the Tennessee Archeological Society. Locally, she was active in the Maury Regional Medical Center Volunteers, the Episcopal church women and the Trotwood Garden Club. She was an avid gardener who shared her floral creations at church and with hospital patients.

She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Asbury Thompson, Jr., daughter Susan Thompson Street, and son Robert Brothers Thompson.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law Paulette Thompson and grandsons Robert Brothers Thompson Jr. (Dulce) and Samuel Thompson, all of Wichita, Kansas.

Services will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Columbia, Tennessee with the Reverend Chris Bowhay officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Episcopal Church cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the animal shelter of Columbia or the elephant sanctuary in Hohenwald.

Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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