Thompson, Mary Paula
Birth: Sunday, August 24, 1941 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Clements, Maryland
Death: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the age of 78
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Morganza, Maryland
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Mary Paula Thompson, 78, of Clements, MD passed away on November 23, 2019 at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on August 24, 1941 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Warren Guy and Helen (Wheeler) Guy.
She was a lifelong St. Mary's County resident. She attended Father Andrew White S. J. School in Leonardtown, MD and she completed her education at Charles County Community College. She grew up on the family tobacco farm where she learned many of the virtues essential to being a dependable and industrious hard worker, these were lifelong traits that she embodied daily. The family farm is also where she first discovered her love for horses.
In her younger years she enjoyed playing softball and volleyball with friends. She married the love of her life Walter and afterwards they made their life together on her husband's family farm, where she remained for the rest of her life. They enjoyed many wonderful and happy years together. She enjoyed raising vegetables and always had a very large garden, she had blackberry bushes, a grapevine, and a strawberry patch. She enjoyed canning her vegetables and making jams, jellies, and juices from her fruit. Early on she worked at local retail and grocery stores while completing her education.
She worked as an administrative assistant for the Department of the Navy at NAS Patuxent River and Webster Field for 18 years and retired in 2003. She was a loving sister, mother, and grandmother who sacrificed much for the benefit of her family. She was a lifelong devout Catholic, who strove every day to live her life according to the Gospel. She had a very strong Marian devotion and prayed the rosary daily in her later years. She had a great love for horses. She owned ponies and horses for over thirty years. She loved to take care of them as pets and enjoyed the hobby of trail riding with her friends and participating in horse riding shows. Caring for her horses was a dream come true during her years of retirement.
She is survived by her son, Kevin J. Thompson (Jennifer) of Clements, MD; siblings, Kenneth Guy of Leonardtown, MD, Barbara Dotson (Wayne) of Mechanicsville, MD, Ella Tennyson (Charles) of Scotland, MD, Warren Guy, Jr. (Sandra) of Leonardtown, MD, Ernest Guy (Charlotte) of Leonardtown, MD, and Mike Guy (Betty) of Bushwood, MD; and one granddaughter, Emily Grace Thompson of Clements, MD. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Joseph Thompson and sister, Joyce Ann Hammett.
Family will receive friends for Mary's Life Celebration on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Andrew Royals on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, MD 20660. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Hammett, Christopher Guy, Ernest Guy Jr. , Steven Guy, Jerry Redmond, Steven Tennyson, Chris Wood, & David Wood. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 175, Morganza, MD 20660 or the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Homes, P.A.