Cheryl Ann Thompson, age 77, of Lubbock, passed away peacefully in her home on December 2, Cheryl was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on December 8, 1944, to Charles and Evelyn Brooks. Cheryl is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Harold Thompson; their children, Kelly Thompson; Kristy Northcutt and husband, Mike; Chuck Thompson and wife, Kim; grandchildren, Hunter, Avery, Carter, Davis, and Wells; her sister, Sandy Searcy, niece, Stacy, and nephew, Conner. She was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn and Charles Brooks.
Cheryl grew up in Wichita Falls, and after graduating from Wichita Falls High, she attended college at the University of North Texas, where she met her husband, Harold. She was set up on a blind date with a handsome young man from Abernathy, who took her to Possum Kingdom Lake for their first date. After that, they were inseparable and were married on September 21, 1963.
Cheryl was best known for her larger-than-life personality, infectious laugh, and her heart of gold. She had never met a stranger, and everyone who knew her couldn’t help but love her. Cheryl’s magnetic energy was contagious – she commanded a room without even knowing it. She could always be heard bragging about her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Miney.” She doted on them equally, but each of them was sure they were her favorite.
As an avid Bridge player, Cheryl earned her Life Master in Duplicate Bridge. She was also a longtime member of the Lubbock Women’s Club, where she served on many committees but was best known for her decorating talents. Cheryl cherished her fun-filled days with her friends, playing cards & laughing.
She was a beloved mother, wife, and grandmother who brought special laughter and love to her family. Her zeal for life and dynamic personality will be deeply missed, but her memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved her.
The family of Cheryl Thompson will host a gathering of family and friends for fellowship and remembrance from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A service to celebrate her life is scheduled at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, followed by a private family graveside at Possum Kingdom Lake. Please view the service broadcasting schedule, floral purchasing, and an area to share stories of Mrs. Thompson with her family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a designated gift to the American Cancer Society.