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Christ Lutheran Church
Wednesday August 5th, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Funeral Service

Christ Lutheran Church
Wednesday August 5th, 2020

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Faye "Babe" Jeannette Tompkins

Faye Bishop Tompkins brought light into this world in Damascus, Virginia on October 16, 1927 and walked into her glorious sunset August 2, 2020.  The youngest of ten children, she was affectionately known as “Babe.”  Her family relocated to the Mt. Holly area while she was still in elementary school when her father helped build Sodyeco, where she later worked.  At Paw Creek High School, from where she graduated in 1945, she was a varsity cheerleader and a standout soloist in the school chorale society.  Her family belonged to Good Shepherd Lutheran, where Faye was an active member and faithful Sunday School teacher.  She was employed at Kimbrell’s Furniture Store and Carothers Funeral Home.  Always an integral and involved member of her community, she delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered at the CRO, tutored students at local schools and was an ordained Stephen Minister.  Her compassion and love of her fellow man brought her the high honor of Mt. Holly Woman of the Year in 1999.  She enjoyed reading, travelling in the mountains, and family research, particularly proud of being a descendant of Daniel Boone.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Minnie Lewis Bishop, nine siblings, and husband Press Tompkins.  She is survived by two daughters, Sheila Popwell Saunders and Nancy Popwell Garner (husband Dewayne), two granddaughters, India Lucas Bauer (husband Corey) and Greigh Lucas, and two great-grandchildren, Carrington and Lucas who loved her as their “Grandbabe.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ’s Lutheran Church in Stanley where she was a member or to the Mt. Holly CRO.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Stanley with Rev. Wesley Frye officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Interment will immediately follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Charlotte.


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A candle was lit in memory of Faye "Babe" Tompkins

Charlene Stevens Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Faye "Babe" Tompkins

Pam Lytton Aug 5 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry and sad for the loss of our dear friend and family member, Babe. I can't help but rejoice for heaven's gain of this beautiful soul. She will always be in my memories since we shared some wonderful times and conversations together. I worked with Babe at Sodyeco and she never did anything half right, so I'm sure she lived life to the fullest also. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

Wanda F Purgason Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Grand babe was always so beautiful inside and out! She was always smiling and giving you a hug and kiss.What a beautiful person.She will be so missed but I know she is now dancing with Jesus!

Hinds Family Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

I was lucky enough to feel like one of Babe's grandchildren and I loved her like she was my own grandmother. She was an extremely intelligent, classy, and sassy (in the best way possible) woman who always gave me excellent advice and was quick with a witty response to any situation. She was a credit to her community and will be truly missed by everyone who ever came in contact to her. I know I will truly miss her. I send my deepest condolences to Sheila, Nancy, India, Greigh, and the rest of the family. Aloha Babe, Darren Broome

Darren Broome Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Faye "Babe" Tompkins

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

I never met Babe but I talked with her numerous times on the phone. I had a shoe repair in York PA and Babe would send her shoes to me to be built up. I always marveled at how stylish her footwear was. I always enjoyed our conversations. Would never have guessed her age. She will certainly be missed by her family, her friends and the Community! Bob Reineberg

Bob Reineberg Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

What a wonderful friend she was. Many great talks and lots of laughter we had. Rest easy my friend you have done your work well on this earth. Beverly

Beverly Popwell Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember Ms Tompkins - her hair always neatly fixed and styled and the twinkle in her eyes as she spoke to me every Sunday along with her giggle. What a special lady she was and I have a lot of fond memories. My condolences to Sheila and Nancy and the rest of the family. Laura Frazier Merritt

Laura Merritt Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Faye "Babe" Tompkins

Your forever friend, Sara Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM