Joan Thompson, a beloved and revered figure in the world of fashion merchandise and modeling, has passed away at the age of 86. Joan was born on December 23, 1936, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to her loving parents Juanita Hayes Holmes and Johnny Warmington. She demonstrated an extraordinary passion for fashion and beauty throughout her life, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.
Joan's journey began at Wheatley High School, where she gained an education that served as a solid foundation for her successful career. Her dedication to her craft was unmatched, earning her admiration and respect from colleagues and peers alike. As a fashion merchandise professional and model, Joan possessed impeccable taste and an innate sense of style. She consistently brought beauty to life through her work, leaving audiences captivated by her talent.
Beyond her remarkable career, Joan was known for her love of God and the word of God. She constantly shared her faith with those around her, always seeking to inspire others with the message she held dear to her heart. Her generosity knew no bounds; Joan would go above and beyond to offer a helping hand to those in need. Friends and family could always count on Joan for support during challenging times.
Joan found joy in various aspects of life outside of work as well. Home life was a sanctuary for her; she cherished creating loving environments where family thrived. Her children were the center of her universe: Tommy Clark, Donna Ghassemi, Lawrence Clark, Trence Clark, and Tracy Stallworth. Their love for their mother was immeasurable, a testament to the incredible bond they shared.
In addition to her children, Joan is survived by her adoring siblings Valgene Holmes, Anita Cooper, Beverly Mitchell-Nurridin, and Shelia Bellow. They provided unwavering support throughout Joan's life and will continue to cherish memories of their sister's vibrant spirit.
On October 5, 2023, Joan Thompson peacefully passed away in The Woodlands, Texas, surrounded by her loved ones. She leaves behind a legacy of grace, elegance, and compassion. Joan's impact on the fashion world will be remembered for generations to come.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate Joan's life at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, on October 21, 2023. The service will begin at 10:00 AM, providing an opportunity for all those whose lives Joan touched to pay their respects and honor her memory. The church is located at 3029 Holman St., Houston, TX.
Joan Thompson will forever be remembered as a remarkable woman whose talents and kindness left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy will live on through her family, friends, and the countless lives she touched throughout her journey. May she rest in eternal peace.