Johnnette Brown Thompson

Published 5:46 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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Johnnette Brown Thompson took her last breath, April 8, 2024, at the exact moment the country was watching the solar eclipse.  She was surrounded by her loving family in her serene cottage located in Thomasville, GA.  For years she has wondered why Jesus hadn’t already come to take her home. Now, after 96 well lived years, she is finally reunited with her beloved Savior.

Johnette, born in Manchester, Georgia, January 24, 1928, was the cherished daughter of the late John J. and Mable Brown.

Johnette was a dedicated employee for what was once known as the USDA ASCS office, now USDA Farm Service Agency, in Meriwether, Upson, and Harris Counties.  She was responsible for keeping fellow employees updated on new federal laws and programs important to the livelihood of local farmers.  Johnnette was also a valued member of the Georgia Association of County Office Employees (GACOE).   After retirement, she spent several years volunteering at Callaway Gardens with most of her time devoted to the Butterfly Center.  She was a passionate reader, spending many hours with her bible, novels, and non-fiction.

Johnnette is survived by her three devoted daughters: Jetta Ward (Randy), Rebecca Moore (Dudley), and Lorelei Messer (Jim). She also leaves behind four treasured grandchildren: Heather Noel Biggers, John Lee Richter (Kelsea), John Dudley Moore (Elizabeth Harper), and Aulston Collier Moore (Katie Rohde) and three great-grandchildren:  Adam Biggers (Mary) and Landon Biggers.  She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Jackson, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces/nephews, and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Bentley Thompson, her son John Willis “Brother” Biggers, her parents John J. and Mable Brown, sisters Frances Himic and Bernice “Bunnie” Horton, and nephews Jeff Jackson, Butch Davis, and Edgar “Buddy” Horton.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, from 12-2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter-Allen-Myhand, in LaGrange, GA, followed by a service at 2 PM within Higgins Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Pine Mountain, GA, for all who wish to attend.

Johnnette will be remembered for her kindness, warmth, and unwavering love for her family and friends. Her legacy of love and compassion will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.  Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter-Allen-Myhand, 706-884-7117