News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 27, 2013

Georgia Mae Tompkins


TERRE HAUTE — Georgia Mae Tompkins, 60, of Terre Haute, departed her earthly life into her eternal peace on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her family. Georgia was born on Sept. 21, 1952, in Brazil, to Christine and Wallace Oliver Sr. As a young girl, Georgia’s family moved to Terre Haute, where she attended Vigo County School System and graduated from Wiley High School. On June 1, 1974, Georgia married the love of her life, Aaron J. Tompkins Jr. Georgia and Aaron Jr. were married for 39 years and raised three children, Linda, Aaron III, and Sophia.

Georgia was affectionately known by everyone as “Georgia Mae.” She had an unwavering faith in God and received Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She was baptized at Second Missionary Baptist Church by the late Rev. Noel E. Hord. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Georgia was a wonderful person who showed love to everyone she came in contact with. Throughout her life she kept a sweet and loving demeanor, which won the hearts of many. She was a caring and beautiful person on the inside and out, exemplifying extraordinary strength during her trials and tribulations, never losing faith.

Georgia leaves to mourn her loss, husband, Aaron Jr.; daughters, Linda (Rob) and Sophia; son, Aaron III (Yvette); and a special son, Ja Amar Potter (Tania); brothers, Wallace Oliver Jr. and Jackie Oliver; special brothers, Tony Lambert (Pat), and Michael Lambert (Lucreta); and sister, Linda Lambert; five brothers-in-law and their wives; grandchildren, Sierra, Emoya, Ja’Mario, Shanya, Cheyenne, Aaron IV, Ja Alyn, Jaidyn and Omar Jr.; great-grandchildren, Amaria, Robert and Nicholas; mother-in-law, Sophia Tompkins; aunt, Carrie Shade; great-aunt, Catherine Fisher; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful friends,                                                  

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, Christine and Wallace Oliver Sr.;  and special mother, Eugenia Lambert; grandparents, Henry and Sheppelle Shade; and father-in-law, Aaron J. Tompkins Sr.

A special thank you to St. Francis Hospital (Mooresville), Regional Hospital, Regional Hospital Infusion Center, Hope Center, and Cross Tabernacle Church.

There will be a private viewing for the immediate family today, Aug. 27, 2013. The family wishes to thank all church groups, family, and friends for their expressions of sympathy during our time of bereavement. Arrangements made by Russell Funeral Home.