Margaret Mary Thompson, 79, of Statesville, N.C., died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Fayette County, W.Va., on Christmas Day of 1944 to the late Herbert Thompson and Mary Crouse Thompson. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Nelson; a brother, Andrew Thompson; and a grandson, Bobby Nelson.

Margie was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing games on her computer and shopping online. Her most precious times were spent with her family and her dog.

Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Jerry Nelson (Vanessa); a daughter, Lisa Blankschen (Robert); seven grandchildren, Jessica Vain (John), Kristen Watts (James), Rusty Jeffries (Amanda), Timothy Jeffries (Rene), Corey Blankschen, Robert Blankschen, and Natasha Blankschen; 13 great-grandchildren, Jakob Blankschen, Lukas Blankschen, Noah Blankschen, Tatiana Holmes, Madelyn Nelson, Christopher Vain, Aubree Fowler, Ethan Watts, Alyssa Watts, Skyler Jeffries, Bentley Adkins, Haven Adkins, and Emileah Adkins, two brothers, Herbert Thompson (Judy) and Mark Thompson (Angel); and two sisters, Carolyn Ramey (Bud) and Jean Ann Wilson (Jimmy).

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Gordon officiating. The family will visit with friends from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Thompson family.