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JoAnne Thompson Carr

January 17, 1944 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 78)

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JoAnne Thompson – Carr 

Life Began on January 17, 1944                        Purpose Fulfilled on May 18, 2022

Psalms 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Mother JoAnne Thompson–Carr was born on January 17, 1944, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to the late Arthur James Thompson (Mack) and Gladys Merrill-Thompson. Mother Carr made her transition and cashed in her “PAID IN FULL POLICY” on Wednesday May 18, 2022, at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 1 day.

Mother Carr was raised in Seaford Delaware and received her formal education in the Seaford School District and was a High School graduate. Education was particularly important to Mother Carr, and she would read everything she could get her hands on. She spent over 40 years of employment in the Agriculture Production Industry. Our Mother was a very caring, compassionate, personable, and loving individual who had a smile that would light up any room she entered.

Our Mother was loved by so many people, she was affectionately called Mom; Grandmother; Mother Carr; Mom Carr; Ms. JoAnne, JoAnne and by her close friends called her “Jo”.  Many of you know that our mother loved to travel with her family—she simply enjoyed life to the fullest.

Mother Carr was a dedicated sports fan and played basketball in her younger years. As for the National Football League, most of us know that she was an avid “Dallas Cowboys Fan.”  She also loved music and many other outdoors activities i.e., fishing, crabbing and family cookouts. Mother Carr was an exceptionally good cook. There was no food that she would ever prepare that would not having you asking for more. One of mom’s famous dishes was her finger-licking—make you hurt yourself “Potato Salad” it was soooo good. Mom was also an excellent driver of anything that had wheels from a lawn tractor to an 18-wheeler tractor trailer.

Mother Carr was the Matriarch of her family. Mothering seemed extremely easy and natural to her. Mom was very family oriented and would establish and maintain traditions to ensure that family relations stayed strong. These values were graciously shared with all that knew her. Throughout her life Mother Carr was also continually active in her community.

She loved her children and raised them with patience, discipline, and humility. She assured that they were always well mannered and respectful. Mother Carr provided protection and security to her children which supported them having an intense sense of “self-worth.” She was a praying and powerful “Woman of God” who ensured that her children were raised using the theme “A Family that Prays Together Stays Together.”


Mother Carr was a very devoted, dedicated, reliable and active member of Rehoboth Temple of Praise (located in Laurel, DE) under the leadership of Bishop Leon J. Wilson. She was a devoted Christian who not only believed in the “Word of God” but stood firmly on God’s Promises. She genuinely believed in “Walking by Faith not by Sight.” 

As detailed by the Leadership of Rehoboth Temple of Praise, the following supports some of the ongoing deeds completed by Mother Carr-- Mother Carr was a Blessing to the Body of Christ. She was the first person to come to church and made sure the church was opened. She faithfully facilitated Tuesday Night Prayer every week and was excited to be able to cross the threshold to fulfill her duty and never missed a session. Mother Carr was the first person to Wednesday Night Bible Study and never missed a session. Mother Carr was the first Greeter and would pray for members as they came in the church. She faithfully worked with the Outreach and Food Ministry. Mother Carr would also deliver food to families that had no means of transportation to pick it up from the church. She assisted with helping to raise Bishop Wilson’s sons by staying for weeks at a time in Baltimore Maryland. Mother Carr would visit the sick and many times support them with accompanying them to their appointments. She would always give words of encouragement and inspiration to others. Mother Carr never complained about things she just marveled in seeing the tasks completed to the Glory of God.

Mother Carr was a true soldier of the Lord and provided care and compassion toward all she knew and/or met. There was nothing that she would not do for anyone that was in need. Mother Carr loved and lived for the Lord and every step of her life was guided by that love. She will be sorely missed.


Today, Mother Carr is in her new eternal resting status from Labor to Reward. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Arthur and Gladys Thompson. Three (3) brothers- Wayne Thompson, William Thompson and Prentis Doughty, son- Michael Thompson and daughter, Andrea Thompson.

The memory of her Life’s triumphs, struggles and accomplishments will forever live on in her 3 daughters, Cynthia Neal (Delmar), Linda Thompson (Seaford), Denise Thompson (Seaford) and a son, Philip Thompson (Bear), 1 sister, Marilyn Fooks (Anthony) and 1 sister-in law, Wanda Thompson, 1 Godson, LePre Doughty, 7 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and her RTP Church Family Members.


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