Paula E. Thompson
Paula E. Thompson peacefully left our midst early morning on July 7, 2020. Her final moments were both poised and graceful, just as she always was. She has gone on to join both her mother, Bertha L. Johnson and father, R.L. Thompson in final rest. She was 71.
Paula was born on February 15, 1949 in Jackson, Mississippi and was raised primarily in Colorado. She grew up very closely with her siblings; Charles Ray, Sherlyn, Patricia Michael and Reggie. She never had children of her own but lived her entire life being motherly, responsible, doting and generous to others. She was a daughter, older sister, aunt, friend, coworker and neighbor that always gave of herself lovingly. Drawing out the best from others was her life-long aspiration and she always cared for those that needed her help the most.
As a Clerk for the Denver Department of Motor Vehicle for nearly 30 years, Paula was always diligent, passionate, and dedicated to her career. Because of her work and her heart, she was very well known and beloved in the Five Points and Greater Park Hill communities. When she retired in 2004, she was greatly missed by many. Paula was always stylish and sharp dressed; she loved to shop for herself and others. She really loved music, a challenging game of cards and was an avid Bronco fan that never missed a game. Known only by few, she was thoughtful poet and wordsmith that often expressed her thoughts in letters.
She had a loving long standing relationship with God and the church community. In the 1970’s she faithfully attended The House of Joy where she was baptized by Sister Eugenia James. Since the 1980s she has been a cherished member of Now Faith Church pastored by Apostle Leon Emerson.
Paula is survived by her sister, Sherlyn Thomas and Patricia A. Johnson-Whisenton (Phillip) as well as, her brothers, Michael D. Johnson (Benita) and Reggie Johnson (Leah) all of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth Williams of Laurel, MS; sister, Barbara Taylor of Detroit MI and other siblings in various locations throughout the US. Also remaining are her nieces Tonisha Hampton of Cheyenne, WY: Aminata Romero of Pueblo CO; De’Shelle Dockins of Denver CO; DeeDee Renee Reed-Jones of Wichita KS; Michole Benjamin of Pueblo, CO and nephew Charles Ray Thompson Jr. of Atlanta GA. More than 40 great nieces and nephews called her Aunt and several grand nieces and nephews too. She will lovingly be missed by her many friends who will always cherish her; Jan, Marie, Rosella, Sherlyn all of Denver; Willaby of Atlanta GA and a host of many other friends and beloved neighbors too numerous to name. Paula is preceded in death by her grandmother, C. Elizabeth Johnson; her brother, Charles Ray Thompson; her nephew, Armond B. Johnson and very close friend Ricardo Reed.
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