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Obituary - Marilyn Thompson

Mrs. Marilyn Goff Thompson, age 87, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

Thompson was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Kennedy, Texas to the late Percy and Hattie Martin Thompson. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, legendary walking horse trainer Vic Thompson, in 1996, and a brother, Martin Goff.

She is survived by two daughters, Vicki Lynn Gordon, of Key West, Fla., and Kathy Thompson, of Nashville; two brothers, Robert “Bobby E.” Goff and Glen Goff, both of Texas; a sister, Joyce Lyons, of Texas; two grandchildren, Huntly Gordon, of Franklin and Jennifer Nolden, of Chicago; four great grandchildren, Lillian Gordon, Isabella Gordon, Ava Claire Gordon, and Seth Nolden.

Thompson, better known as "Nancy Lopez", "Red", "Granny Marilyn", and "Mimi", will be remembered for her sweet smile, her gift of gravity and her complete love of life. She loved each woman as a daughter, each man as a son and each child as her own. She was a gracious chaperone, hostess and horse mother to many. She has forever made a big burgundy lipstick mark in this world.



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