Sonny “Jay” Thompson passed away Saturday, May 28, 2021. He was born in Iredell County, N.C., on October 15, 1973, and was the son of Kathy Murray and the late Bo Thompson.

In addition to his father, he preceded in death by one brother, Ancil Murray Jr.; his maternal grandparents, William Cliffton and Gladys Lillie Mae Whittington; son Hester Thompson; uncle Pete Thompson; and special cousin, Teresa Stokes; and a host of great aunts and uncles.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life his loving mother and step-father Kathy and Ancil Murray; his brothers, Kender (Dawn) Thompson Sr. of Statesville and Kelvin (Aruinda) Murray of Statesville; sisters, Crystal (Tory) Imes of Statesville and Candace (Vincent) of Orlando, Fla.; his nephews and nieces, Kender Thompson Jr., Mahogany Imes, Alana Imes, Tashawn Connor, Liam Chanakira, Karson Murray, Kollin Murray and Harlem Chanakira; a host of aunts and uncles, William (Charlene) Whittlington, George (Ferlene) Whittington, Sam Whittington, Palicia Whittington, and Jimmy Lee (Roberta) Thompson, all of Statesville, Mae (Kevin) Frances Nichols, Annie Mae (Perry) Dobbins, Freda (Tommy) Chambers, Patricia Thompson and Gloria Mills, all of Harmony; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Thompson Family.

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