Mary Anne Thompson

January 25, 1951 - December 30, 2020

Mary Anne Thompson, 69, of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

She was born on Thursday, January 25, 1951, the oldest child of the late Joseph Herbert Turner and Catherine D. Turner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her favorite aunt, Martha Anne Dudley; and brother, James Herbert Turner.

Mary was a graduate of the William Fleming High School class of 1969, and recently retired from the City of Roanoke with 32 years of service. She was a loving mother, wife, and sister who always put family first. She enjoyed traveling, theater, listening to music, and dancing. She also enjoyed collecting Betty Boop and vintage dolls.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Wayne Thompson; brother, Richard Dean Turner; and son, Christopher W. Blankenship (who she lovingly called “Bud”).

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, in the John M. Oakey & Son Chapel in Salem. A period of visitation will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Geiser officiating.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the caring staff at Cornerstone Acute Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. and all family and friends that expressed their love and prayers during this difficult time. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, Virginia Chapter. Online condolences can be made by visiting