News & Events


Thompson Funeral Home Named Free Time's Best Funeral Home for the Best of Columbia 2019

Thank you for your votes in naming Thompson Funeral Homes Free Time's Best Funeral Home for the Best of Columbia 2019. It's our commitment to the community to serve with compassion and care. Thank you!

The State Newspaper's Best Funeral Home for the State's Best 2018!

Thank you for naming Thompson Funeral Homes The State Newspaper's Best Funeral Home for the State's Best 2018! It's our privilege and honor to serve you and your families. Thank you! 

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.


Coffee & Conversation Series

Tuesdays in 2019 (through December 17, 2019)
2-4 PM

Thompson Community Care invites seniors who are single or single again, age 55+, to gather for Coffee & Conversation on Tuesdays from 2-4PM. 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.

Veterans Memorial Benefits Seminar

Nov. 4, 2019 & Nov. 5, 2019
Noon or 5 PM

Did you know your status as an U.S. Armed Forces veteran qualifies you for special funeral benefits? Honor your service while protecting your loved ones from unnecessary financial and emotional pain. Join us for this important informational seminar and free meal.

Monday, November 4, 2019
12pm OR 5pm
Golden Corral, 5300 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
12pm OR 5pm
Lizard's Thicket, 4616 Augusta Rd, Lexington, SC 29073

Spouses and loved ones are welcome. Seating is limited, please call (803) 573-2639 to RSVP.

Peace of Mind Seminar

Oct. 8 & 15, 2019
Noon & 5 PM

We invite you to learn how planning for your final wishes may shield your family from unnecessary emotional and financial burden. Join us for a light meal and learn more about pre-arrangements, veteran benefits, cremation, burials, and more.

Seating is limited, please RSVP at (803) 573-2639.

October 8, 2019
Noon or 5 pm
Lizard's Thicket Restaurant, 10170 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29229

October 15, 2019
Noon or 5 pm
Hudson's Smokehouse BBQ, 4952 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC 29072

Joy Mission Church - Service of the Word

Oct, 20, 2019
5 PM

Joy Mission Church will be holding a service of the word for Healing, Peace, and Reconciliation in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home.

4720 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC

All are welcome to attend, as we wish to encourage healing, peace, and reconciliation throughout our community. We hope to see you there!

2019 SC Korean Festival

Oct. 26, 2019
11 AM-6 PM

We are proud to be a sponsor at this year's Korean Festival! 

Korean Presbyterian Church, 1412 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201

The Korean Festival is one of the fastest growing cultural festivals in the Columbia community The Festival features dance and musical performances, from centuries past to modern K-Pop. There also will be taekwondo demonstrations and audience participation activities, as well as cultural exhibits and children’s games. And for those that love Korean cuisine, there will be Korean favorites like kimchi, kimbap, and bulgogi as well as Korean ice cream and desserts! Come learn about the Korean community in Columbia and about Korean culture. Admission for the event is free and tickets can be purchased for food and activities on site.

We hope to see you at this incredibly fun and delicious event, and stop by our table to say hello!

Lexington County Veteran's Parade

Nov. 3, 2019
3 PM

Come out to celebrate the service of our military veterans during the annual Lexington County Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Lexington! The event will honor the South Carolina National Guard, as well as the service of all of our military men and women!

We will be walking in the parade along with our Honor and Glory Coach. Don your red, white, and blue and join us for this patriotic and meaningful event.

For more information please contact Sharon Willis with the County of Lexington 803-785-1454.

Finding Peace, Love and Music in Caregiving

Nov. 16, 2019
8:30 AM-2 PM

Caregivers are invited to a day packed with information, support and resources. Enjoy wonderful speakers, a complimentary lunch and the opportunity to learn ways to sustain yourself in the role of caregiver. There is no charge for this conference, but registration is needed to plan for food and conference materials.

Registration can be completed online or by contacting Gail Dorroh at 803-924-4871.

Palmetto Senior Show

Jan. 16, 2020
9 AM- 2 PM

Join us at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in the Goodman Building for the 2020 Palmetto Senior Show!

Enjoy live entertainment, food, and meet with community businesses and services. We would love for you to come join the fun and stop by our tables to say hello!