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News: Thompson Funeral Homes voted #1 in Columbia for 3rd year in a row

A big thank you to everyone who voted Thompson Funeral Homes​ as #1 in Columbia! This is the 3rd year in a row that Columbia Living Magazine​ readers have voted Thompson as Best Funeral Home in the Midlands.

Register now for a Preplanning Seminar 

October 16 at 5:30 pm

Join Thompson Funeral Home for an educational seminar on Tuesday, October 16. We will discuss the important benefits of advance funeral and cremation planning.  Learn how to provide peace of mind for your loved ones and how to avoid mistakes often made during a time of grief.

Thompson Funeral Home
4720 Augusta Road
Lexington, SC 29073
5:30 pm Social with hors d'oeuvres
6 pm Seminar
6:30 pm Dinner
RSVP by 10/11/2018: (803) 996-1023

November 13 at 6:30 pm

Thompson Funeral Homes take pride in its full acceptance and recognition of the LGBTQ+ community in the Midlands. We believe every funeral should be a personal and fitting tribute and all individuals should expect the same high standard of care and commitment. Preplanning for your service provides you with the ability to design exactly what best suits your needs and legacy.

Thompson Funeral Home
200 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169

6:30 pm Social
7 pm Seminar

RSVP by 11/9/2018: (803) 996-1023

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Coffee & Conversation

Tuesdays until December 18, 2018
2 PM - 4 PM

Thompson Community Care invites seniors who are single or single again, age 55+, to gather for Coffee & Conversation on Tuesdays from 2PM-4PM. If you would like to enjoy good conversation with other folks over a cup of coffee, this is for you! We meet in the education building at Cayce United Methodist Church, 1600 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29033. Enter the church parking lot located behind the church off Naples Ave.

*Cayce UMC has generously donated the meeting space but this program is not affiliated with the church. These gatherings are social in nature and no solicitation regarding services or products will be made.

For more information, please call Mary Beth at (803) 996-1023 or (803) 995-0068.

Fundraiser Night of Food & Fun

October 12, 2018
6 - 8 PM

Please join Thompson Funeral Homes for a fundraiser as we support St. Lawrence Place, a program of Homeless No More. We've chosen this nonprofit because their mission offers a healthy, coordinated continuum for families. St. Lawrence Place provides clothing, food, school supplies, furniture, welcome baskets, and an abundance of services ranging from tutoring to counseling for their families. These services and supplies enable families to focus on their most important goal – obtaining skills needed to succeed in permanent housing. We hope you will consider contributing. Every little bit will help us reach our goal!

All Donors are invited to a night of food and fun on October 12, 2018 at 6PM at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209. Call (803) 470-0164 or e-mail

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**Please note in the Additional Comments section that you joined Thompson Funeral Homes as a supporter. Thank you for your donation!**

Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park will present St. Lawrence a check for funds raised.

Grief Support Group

June 18, 2018 - December 17, 2018
5:30 PM - 7 PM

Join us at Discovery Village At Sandhill for a monthly Grief Support Group. Co-facilitated by local grief counselor Mary Beth Lamey and Anne Abel, group meetings are designed to help take you from hurting to healing. As a group, we can overcome the struggle and build each other up to a healthy state of being. Join us and let the healing begin.

Mary Beth Lamey is a licensed clinical social worker with Thompson Funeral Homes serving as their Community Care Coordinator. Mary Beth graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Masters Degree in Social Work and has provided counseling and support services to grieving families in the Columbia area for over 19 years.

Anne Abel, B.A. Newbury College, CRCFA. She facilitated caregiver support groups for 19 years and has also led workshops and classes for South Carolina activity professionals, Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging, South Carolina Healthcare Association, Dementia Dialogues, and the Alzheimer's Association. She has worked in Assisted Living communities in various capacities including activity programming, sales, marketing, and Executive Director. Anne is currently at Lighthouse Hospice in Public Relations.

RSVP's are appreciated but not required: (803) 828-3322
Discovery Village at Sandhill, 440 Town Center Place, Columbia, SC 29229


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Rekindling the Flame: 1-Day Conference for Healthcare Professionals

July 13, 2018
8 AM - 3:15 PM

Thompson Funeral Home and Medical Services of America Hospice proudly present a 1-day conference for healthcare professionals, "Rekindling the Flame: Sustaining your Passion as a Helping Professional." Join us Friday, July 13th at the William L. Yates Conference Center, 1000 Center Point Road, Columbia, SC 29210 from 8AM - 3:15PM. This program is approved for 3 social work hours and 2 non-social work hours by the National Association of Social Workers.

The Rekindling the Flame conference is full and we cannot accept any additional registrations. Thank you for your support with our event!


  • 8AM: Registration
  • 9AM - 10:30AM: "Sanity: The Art/Power of Self-Awareness, Self-Reflection and Self-Care in a Selfless Profession" presented by Carolyn English, LMSW
  • 10:45AM - 12:15PM: "Valuing the PEACE Within: Purpose, Expectations, Acceptance, Clarity, Engagement" presented by Tanieka Ward-Akabane, LMSW, MPA
  • 12:15PM - 1:15PM: Lunch Provided
  • 1:15PM - 3:15PM: Closing Keynote - "Understanding Our and Our Client's Stress: Practical Strategies That Will Help Prevent and Reduce Stress" presented by Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA

$35 Registration fee through July 2nd, 2018. $45 Registration fee after July 2nd, 2018. For questions about the conference:

Preplanning Seminar & Complimentary Dinner

June 26, 2018
6 PM - 8 PM

Preplanning Seminar and a Complimentary Dinner Catered by Blue Marlin.
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Join Thompson Funeral Homes for an educational seminar on Tuesday, June 26th at 6PM with a complimentary meal. We will discuss the important benefits of advance funeral and cremation planning. Learn how to provide peace of mind for your loved ones and how to avoid mistakes often made during a time of grief.

Location: Blue Marlin, 1200 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Keynote Speaker: Donny Harrison, highly experienced in life celebrations and will ensure your family’s peace of mind.
RSVP: (803) 996-1023

LifeSteps Workshop

June 7, 2018 - July 12, 2018
6:30 PM - 8 PM

Please join The Village at Southlake and Thompson Funeral Homes for our LifeSteps workshops. The workshops provide information and practical tips on a range of topics to promote healthy living at any age and stage of life. The six-session program is offered weekly from 6:30PM-8PM beginning Thursday, June 7th.

The LifeSteps program is free and open to the public. There is no obligation associated with participation, but seating is limited, so registration is highly encouraged. Please contact LeAnne Ballentine at (803) 356-1158 to register!

Topics & Dates:

  • June 7: "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Your Life, Your Future"; Speaker - Sandy Olsen

  • June 14: "Personal Safety at Home and in the Community"; Speaker - Sgt. Don Wieder, Lexington County Sheriff's Dept.

  • June 21: "Fraud Prevention and Protecting Your Assets"; Speaker - Anna Rushton, Office of the SC Attorney General

  • June 28: "Estate Planning and Legal Considerations"; Speaker - Chastity G. Stratton, Esq., Stratton & Reynolds, LLC

  • July 5: "Keeping Fit for Life"; Speaker - Derrick Bastian, Certified Senior Fitness Instructor, RetireEase Senior Services

  • July 12: "Healthy Eating and Nutrition with Cooking Demonstration"; Speaker - Kay MacInnis, RDN, LD

The Clubhouse at The Village at Southlake, 123 Gibson Road, Lexington, SC 29072