A graveside service for Jennifer Leann Thompson, 37, of Jackson was held on June 16, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Agricola Baptist Cemetery.
She was a 2001 graduate of George County High School and a member of Agricola Baptist Church. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi before obtaining her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law. While an employee at the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, she served as Assistant Secretary of State for Land Sales and Acquisitions and also worked early on as a senior attorney in the Division of Policy and Research. In September 2018 she continued her role in state government by accepting the position of Director of the Office of Compliance for the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. She was also a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson and a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson.
As a member of the Junior League of Jackson, she had a passion for improving lives in her community. She was currently serving as co-chair for a project called “Where Hope Grows,” a project focused on children’s health. The Junior League will place a bench in Leann’s honor in the community garden for the project.
She died on June 12, 2020. She will be remembered for her kind, sweet and beautiful soul.
She is survived by her parents Robert and Lynn Thompson; sisters Nicki (Kenny) Clark and Kristi Thompson; nephews and niece Jordan Steele, Justin Steele, Luke Thompson and Ashley Dixon; great-nephew Roman Steele; beloved pet puppy Millie and numerous other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Bobby and Doris Thompson, Denny Baker and Macie Baker, all of Lucedale and her beloved dog Daisy.
Officiating at the service was Bro. Heath Havard.
Pallbearers were Jordan Steele, Justin Steele, Luke Thompson, Kenny Clark, Matthew Grady and Josh Drinkard.
For persons who would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Junior League of Jackson’s Keystone Fund in her honor. Donations to this fund ensure that permanent funding exists to support the League’s work in the areas of early literacy, children’s health and the social development of children and youth. Contributions can be made by visiting jljackson.org or by mailing a check to Junior League of Jackson, 805 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202. Please note that the donation is in honor of Leann Thompson.
Moments Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.