James L Thompson, 93, affectionately known as “Tracy” fell asleep in death on April 29, 2021, at home surrounded by his family and companion. Tracy was born on March 28, 1928 to the late Charles and Florence Thompson in Chester, PA. He was also educated in the local school system.
Tracy loved life and lived it to the full. He had an outstanding work ethic as he worked for Congoleum for over 40 years a foreman and never missed many days. He taught his family that same work ethic by saying “work hard and save your money”. He also served in the Navy.
Tracy also traveled the United States and Canada, often driving to Florida to visit family then drove over to Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans to eat some good food.
Tracy was an avid sports fan. He loved football, basketball, baseball and in the last quarter of his life he become a golf fanatic and was very good at it. He was a member of the former Freeway Golf Club, currently a member of White Oaks golf club both in South Jersey. He had an obsession with golf balls and if anyone ever went to his house you would see proofs; it seems like he had a million of them. Tracy also loved fishing, hunting, jazz and gardening. Let’s not forget he was an outstanding cook and a master on the grill as he would have family barbeques and prepare all the food along with some finger licking crabs, they were the best.
Tracy was soft spoken, but tolerated no foolishness and was quite the Gentleman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jim Alan Thompson, Charles Thompson and Curtis Thompson, sisters Luella Williams, Naomi Thompson and Mabel Thompson and a daughter Evelyn Hall.
He leaves to cherish a life well lived, daughters Renee Taylor, Deborah Hudson (Willie) and Patricia Thompson. Siblings Nelson Cosby, Nanny Joe Cosby and Debra Cosby. Grandchildren Sonia “The Princess” Brown and Jordan Hudson. Sisters-in-law Eliah Thompson and Sandra Thompson. Long time loyal companion Mabel Baldwin. Godson Robbie Craig and a host of nieces and nephews.
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