Virginia Thompson Retired educator


Services for Virginia Lee Thompson, a retired educator, will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Faith Christian Worship Center, 125 N. Hilton St., where she had worked as a counselor and principal of the Mark of Excellence Christian Academy.

Miss Thompson, who lived on Kenshaw Avenue, died Saturday at Levindale after a long illness. She was 59.

She retired in 1988 after a year as a worship center counselor at the Christian academy and two years as its principal.

From 1966 to 1984 Miss Thompson worked in the Baltimore school system. She was a supervising teacher, a summer and middle school principal, a supervisor in primary and middle school grades and an administrator in the Right to Read program. She also worked in a program to identify potential problem students.

Earlier, she was an elementary school teacher for four years in Charles County.

The Catonsville native and 1949 graduate of Banneker High School earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Coppin State College and a doctorate in 1981 from George Washington University.

In 1968 and 1970 she taught part time at the Patricia Stevens Career and Finishing School, which she had attended.

She was a member of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (now the American Association of Counseling and Development), the National Vocational Guidance Association, the Public School Teachers Association, the Maryland State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

Miss Thompson is survived by six sisters, Virgie L. Thompson, Ida Carter, Eleanora Page, Eva Holmes, Nancy Coleman and Viola Payne, all of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas Holmes of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

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