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Joan J. Thompson

June 19, 1938 - August 25, 2020

Joan J. Thompson, of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.  She was born to the late Merritt Jackson and Beatrice McCrain Arledge, and is also preceded in death by a daughter, Sherrie Ann Jones.

A Hendersonville native, Joan graduated from Edneyville High School, and was known as Gami to her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Donna J. Shope of Asheville and Robert “Robbie” M. Thompson II of Lexington, KY; grandchildren, Brynn Shope Stephens (Scotty Conner) of Fletcher, Brittney Shope (Tyler Berger) of Asheville, Saylor Shope of Hendersonville, Morgan T. Box (Alex) of Candler, and Robbie, Lauren and Owen Thompson of Lexington, KY; great-grandchildren, Brayden Stephens, Boston Shope, Carter Mills, Kynden Stephens, Annabell Mills, Bently Cornwell, Kaleigh Brevard, Kinzley Carter, all of Hendersonville, and Emory and Camden Box of Candler.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at

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