of Marked tree, AR
November 11, 1935 - January 2, 2021
Joan ''Jo-Ann'' Brewer Thompson passed away January 2, 2021 at her home in Marked Tree, Arkansas at the age of 85. Joan was born November 11, 1935 in Lepanto, Arkansas to parents Henry Ervin Brewer and Maddie Odell Moore Brewer. She is survived by her husband Bill Thompson, her two sons; Billy Thompson (Don May) of Memphis, Tennessee and Allan Thompson (Kevin Falk) of Kauai, Hawaii. She also leaves her sister, Mary Elizabeth Weeks of Bruce, Mississippi.Joan was born and raised in & around Marked Tree, Arkansas. She was one of thirteen children of Ervin and Odell Brewer. She married Bill Thompson in 1960 and immediately began traveling around the US and the world during his 20 year career as an officer in the Army. In addition to raising two sons, she was active in the Officer's Wives' Club serving on boards and as president. They moved back to the Marked Tree area after Billy retired from the Army where she continued her volunteer work with the Marked Tree Historical Society, Marked Tree Library, Poinsett County Library, Tri-City Cultural Council, First Methodist Church, and Progressive Women's Club. In recognition of her service to the community, she was awarded the ''Citizen of the Year'' by the Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce. Joan was also active in the Democratic Party serving as president of the Democratic Women of Poinsett County and a board member of the State Democratic Party of Arkansas. She was passionate in every aspect of her life and cherished her roles as daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, in-law, friend, and bridge partner.At Joan's request, there will be no public services held.
I will always have fond memories of Aunt Joan. I loved her passions about politics, the community and family. I will never forget about the times she and Uncle Billy were able to see me play basketball while at Trumann. In fact, they saved me at one game by driving me home from the away game due to an injury. They took care of me that night like I was there own. I am thinking of you all and will miss Aunt Joan a great deal!
Joan, our sister-in-law, was a loved member of our family and will be remembered and loved forever. May God Bless her family and give them peace.
Bill, Billy, & Allan,Aunt Joan was one in a million and I loved her dearly. Our prayers are with y’all. Angela & Eddie