Dr. Edwin A. Thompson, Sr.
Age 86, native of Birmingham, Ala., resident of Atlanta, Ga. passed on January 25, 2015. He was the younger son of Nedric Thompson, Sr. and Sarah Calloway Thompson. Dr. Thompson, a graduate of A.H. Parker High School continued his educational training earning advanced degrees from Morehouse College, New York University, and Atlanta University. His professional career included serving as Assistant Superintendent for the Atlanta Public Schools and President of Atlanta Junior College until his retirement.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Ernestine Yates Thompson, son Edwin Thompson, Jr. (Eviliss), daughter Karen Frances Thompson; grand-sons Sergio Rivera-Thompson and Andrés Rivera-Thompson; cousins Josie Kirby and Constance Jones. He will be missed as a faithful friend and family patriarch.
Family visitation and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Omega Service were held 7-9p.m. on Friday at Murray Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. in Atlanta. GA. The service celebrating his life will be held at MLK, Jr. Chapel-Morehouse College on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11a.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Murray Brothers Funeral Home, Inc., Atlanta, Ga..