|Jessica Thompson died on Friday, May 4, 2012. She was 62 years old. Courtesy photo.|
Jessica Colleen Knight Thompson was born in Lake County, Calif., and moved to St. Louis, Missouri with her family when she was in third grade where she met her best friend Barbara Tucker and her husband Bernard “Buck” Thompson. Nothing was more important to her than her family and friends.
Jessica loved music, and she loved to go dancing. She mixed with the best of them in St. Louis in the 1960s … James Brown, Tina and Ike Turner, Bobby “Blues Boy” Bland at Club Imperial.
However, her most prized accomplishment was giving birth to her daughter Twaya Tyleen Thompson.
Jessica was also a proud to be a member of Middletown Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians.
She is survived by husband, Bernard; daughter, Twaya; mother, Charline Knight; sisterm Lydia Knight O’Riordan; brothers, Bradford Knight, Bryan Knight, Jeff Knight and Ivan Knight; best friends, Barbara Tucker and Linda Hall; and many, many loved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.
Services will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 5 p.m. at Middletown Rancheria Tribal Hall Rancheria Road, Middletown, Calif.
A dinner in her honor will be held immediately following services and burial.