Deborah L. Thompson, 59, supervisor at state agency

December 15, 2005

Deborah L. Thompson, a supervisor for a state agency, died of cancer Friday at Mercy Medical Center. The Woodlawn resident was 59.

Born Deborah Marticia Land in Baltimore and raised in Cherry Hill, she was a 1964 Edmondson High School graduate. She earned a bachelor's degree at Morgan State University and later took graduate courses at Towson University.

Mrs. Thompson taught at the Alexander Hamilton Elementary School No. 145 for three years before joining the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in 1978.

She briefly worked at the state Division of Parole and Probation before rejoining her old agency. At her death, she was a supervisor at the Eastside Career Center on East Madison Street; she once worked in a jobs center at Mondawmin Mall.

She enjoyed roller-skating and reading.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Harvest Ministries, 2239 E. Fayette St.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Lamont Thompson, a retired funeral director; a son, Lamont Thompson Jr.; a daughter, Mia Thompson; a sister, Arlene Dix-Wilder; and a grandson. All the family resides in Baltimore.

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