Greetings Family:

We need your support for the upkeep of the family cemetery. All monies will be appreciated and used ONLY for the
beautification and maintenance of Thompson-Ashley Cemetery. Remember to be sure the appropriate Tombstone markers
have been restored/placed for clear identifications at your own separate cost! If there are omissions or corrections needed
on this list, please inform the Cemetery Committee. Please note below our ancestors and loved ones who have been buried
in the cemetery. Let’s honor their lives by maintaining this Historical Landmark.

Burials In Cemetery

First was Rev. Elias Moore Thompson – 2nd Generation (1849-1929), and the oldest son of Jim Thompson and Mariah McNeil – 1st Generation, wife Roxy Anna Ashley (1850-1907). To this union were Neal Orange, John Archy, Charles, Mariah, Lennie, Hattie, James, Maggie, Elias, and Allen – 3rd Generation.

Exempted: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generations

Rev. Neal O & Martha M. Thompson
Dr. Elias B. Thompson, MD
James “Jim” Thompson
Lennie Thompson McNeil
Alford & Emeline Inman
Rev. Allen Gordon Thompson (Odessa Humphrey & Laura King)
Carson & Maggie Thompson Gerald
Preon Gerald – Infant son of Maggie Gerald
Christine Gerald – 2 yr. old daughter of Maggie Gerald
Infant – 1899
Infant – 1896

Non-Exempted: (Using the 3rd Generation to Divide Families into Five Subgroups)
Rev. Neal O. & Martha Thompson Family (25 Burial sites)

  • Rev. John. Avery Thompson & Theresa Powell & Mary G. Thomas
  • David & Josephine Thompson
  • Thomas G. & Doris Thompson
  • Canova & Ella Mae Thompson
  • Ethel Zula Thompson McCormick
  • Julius & Zula Thompson Powell
  • Rebecca Thompson Bridges
  • Rev. McCauley & Lucille Bridges
  • Xavier R. Powell
  • Hattie Mae Powell
  • Naomi Thompson
  • Orange Titus & Annie C. Thompson
  • Neil Albert Thompson
  • Anthony Dewayne Thompson
  • Lucrishann Tolbert
  • Daniel Gregory Thompson
  • Ruth Thompson
  • Wayne B. Caldwell

Lennie Thompson McNeil Family (7 Burial sites)

  • Howard McNeil, Sr
  • Howard McNeil, Jr
  • Bertha or Beatrice McNeil
  • Velma E. Smith
  • Addie R. Eastman
  • Jermaine Washington
  • Charles Ray Eastman

Alford & Emeline Inman (6 Burial sites)

  • Alford Talmage & Thelma Inman
  • Alford T. Inman, Jr
  • Jerome Inman
  • Bonnie Inman
  • Joseph Cook – Infant son of Pecolia Inman McNeil

Rev. Allen Gordon Thompson & Odessa Humphrey & Laura King (8 Burial sites)

  • Dr. Maceo Bradford Thompson, DDS
  • Rev. Harris Gordon & Beatrice W. Thompson
  • Vinson Devon Thompson
  • Allen G. Thompson, Jr.
  • Helen T. Gerald
  • Elias Jackson Thompson
  • Raphael Nash Thompson

Carson & Maggie Thompson Gerald (4 Burial sites)

  • Eloise M. Gerald Martin
  • Leonard Odell Phillips, Jr.
  • Booker Taliaferro Wright and
  • Lois F. Gerald McArthur

Cemetery Maintenance Expenses and Burial Fees

The cemetery is groomed for eight months of the year, which includes the month before Mother’s Day, March, through October. There are 48 “non-Exempted” burials sites. We are soliciting the support of the five (5) subgroups of “non-Exempted” families to pledge $250 annually for the Maintenance and Care of OUR HISTORICAL Landmark.

To pay Annual Maintenance Fees or General Donations.

Annual Maintenance Expense (AME):

 Items Quantity Price Annual Cost Calculated Total Annual Cost
Lawn Care
Storm Clean-Up
Driveway Maintenance
Other Miscellaneous Items
March thru October
Once per Month
$150 $150 x 8 $1200


To pay New Burial Plot Fees.

Proposed Miscellaneous Expenses:
Revised Cemetery Signage – Change from “Thompson” to “Thompson-Ashley” Cemetery; Artificial
Décor for the Gate Entrance; and Cast Iron “Reflection” Bench.

Burial Plot Expense (BPE):

PlotPer Person$150Lawn Care & Driveway
Cemetery Readiness & Cleanup

For ALL Burials … Please contact:

Ms. Andrea Wright Banks / Phone: (786) 317-4912

Cemetery Committee

  • Andrea Wright Banks 786.317.4912; Cynthia Wright Richard 910.733.7605 – Co-Chairs
  • Georgeva G. Wright; Shirlene Thompson – Honorary Chairs
  • Brad Thompson 919.740.0110; Rebecca Ann Genus 910.827.7083; Raphael N. Thompson 718.855.6410

Thank you in advance for making it possible to have a well-maintained Historical Landmark!