Virginia M. Thompson
Virginia "Ginny" M. (Pierce) Thompson, 81, of Danville, was called home to her Heavenly Father on December 2, 2019, surrounded by her family.
She was born October 17, 1938, in Arlington, Ky.
The loving wife of Richard Thompson Sr. for 63 years, she will be dearly missed by her children, Richard (Kim) Thompson Jr., Teri (Dave) Cooper, Jeff (Veronica) Thompson Sr., and Lisa (Doug) Cooper-Gollihue; loving Nanny to Amber Kinney, Jasen Thompson, Kyle Thompson, Alex (Lauren) Cooper, Ashley Cooper, Vanessa (Ryan) Fears, Andrea (Rob) Lawlyes, Breanna (Korie) Vire, Jeffery Thompson Jr., Kacie (Nick) Stanley, Courtney (J.P.) Mahn, and Kelly Cooper; great-grandmother of 11 and expecting one; and great-great-grandmother of one; sister-in-law of Diana Pierce; and dear aunt and cousin.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Era Nell Pierce; brother, Bob Pierce; and parents, Louie and Willie Ola Garrison.
She owned and operated a hair salon in her home for over 30 years and enjoyed wonderful friendships with her clients. She was also a para teacher at Diamond School and encouraged many students.
Ginny was known for her devotion to her family, welcoming hospitality, sense of humor and forever being 39. She loved her South Side Church of Christ family and was a member for over 50 years. She was a light that shone and served the Lord.
She lived life to the fullest and she and her husband, Dick enjoyed many years of retirement. They traveled with friends and family to Europe, Mexico, Caribbean Cruises, Alaska, Hawaii and all the states in the U.S.
She enjoyed listening to her husband sing, playing golf, painting, reading, attending her grandchildren's activities, Illini basketball and sitting on the front porch laughing with her family and calling everyone "Shugga."
A Celebration of Virginia's Life will be Saturday, December 7, at South Side Church of Christ, 611 S. Forrest, Danville, IL 61832. Visitation at noon with service at 1 p.m. Kevin Ziegler officiating.
Memorials appreciated to South Side Church of Christ.
Published on December 3, 2019

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Virginia Slusher
Dec 06, 2019
My sympathies to Virginia's family. I worked with her for many years at Diamond Grade School - she was such a sweet lady!!
Dave Cooley and Jody Theis (Cooley)
Dec 06, 2019
Heavenly Heights Bouquet was purchased for the family of Virginia M. Thompson by Dave Cooley and Jody Theis (Cooley).  Send flowers
Bobby and Toni Peavler Jr.
Dec 05, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Virginia M. Thompson by Bobby and Toni Peavler Jr..  Send flowers
Paula Broderick
Dec 05, 2019
Virginia and I enjoyed our flowers together. I was quite honored when she came down to my house and asked me for help on what kind of flowers to buy. She wanted something bright for her flower boxes. She always admired my flowers and we had such nice visits. She was a sweet lady and I will miss her. Prayers for her family.
John and Harriett Strain
Dec 03, 2019
Sorry to hear about Ginny's passing. Remember living across the alley from you and the boys playing ball together. The busy corner of Ave A and Warrington Ave . Miss the good times with each other.
John and Harriett Strain and all of our clan.
Dec 03, 2019
Sorry to here of her passing , have fond memories of our children growing up together on the corner of Warington and Ave A in Vermilion
Heights . The boys playing ball together.



Sorry to hear about Ginny's passing. Remember living next door to you guys and the kids playing ball together. The busy corner of Ave A and Warrington Ave. in Vermillion Heights.
Love in Christ our Savior John and Harriett. Lost my cousin Larry Gildersleeve this year, they lived in Florida.
Melody Broy
Dec 03, 2019
I love you Gin. We always had so much fun together, walking, exercising, hiking, playing cards, going to the same church and vacationing in Mexico. You , my sister and Dick were always best friends to me, helping me through difficult times and always there for me and being a phone call away. Best friends don't stop being best friends because space is between us. I will see you again. Love ya sista and missing you terribly!!! ❤ Mel