News & Events


Thompson Funeral Homes Donate to River District, Cayce -West Columbia Lions

Gregg Turner of Thompson Funeral Homes donated the proceeds from Thompson’s metal recycling program to two of it community partners:
Turner donated $500 to The River District and $500 to the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club. Read more

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.


Grief Support Group - Now Online!

3rd Monday of each month
3-4:30 PM

Join us for a monthly Grief Support Group hosted online. 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.

This group is now being offered online via Zoom. Please reach out to Mary Beth Lamey to get login info to join.

Email –
Phone – 803-995-0068

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 Master’s Degree in Social Work and has provided counseling and support services to grieving families in the Midlands for over 19 years.

Anne Abel, B.A. Newbury College, CRCFA, has facilitated caregiver support groups for 19 years and also led workshops and classes for South Carolina activity professionals, the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging, the 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 currently serves in public relations at Lighthouse Hospice.

61st Annual Community Easter Sunrise Service

April 4, 2021
7 AM

Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209

Please join us in person or online for the 61st Annual Community Easter Sunrise Service.

7 AM
Greenlawn Memorial Park- Lakeside

In case of rain, service will be live stream only.

All attendees are asked to wear a mask and practice safe distancing.

Provided in partnership with:
Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, Greenlawn Baptist Church, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Lower Richland Ruritan Club, McLeod United Methodist Church, Mill Creek United Methodist Church, Temple Baptist Church, Thompson Funeral Home, Trinity Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church

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2020 Walk Like MADD Columbia

Postponed-- New date TBD

This 5k event will be held at SC Criminal Justice Academy and is hosted by MADD South Carolina.

Your participation will help raise both awareness and funds to end drunk driving and fight drugged driving. Together, we will create a future of No More Victims®.

Join our walking team or support our cause by visiting our fundraising page here.