Ms Hope Elaine Thompson, 46, was born April 11, 1972 in Gastonia,NC to Marion Brown Thompson and Suzanne Lipscomb Thompson. She gained her angel wings on October 5, 2018 at CMC-Pineville, Pineville, North Carolina. Elaine graduated with honors from Hunter Huss High School in 1991. She received an associate degree with honors from Gaston College in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with honors from UNC-Greensboro in 1999. Elaine battled a long illness but loved and served God till the end. She was a member of Lovely Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her brother Marion Brown Thompson Jr., paternal grandparents Lonnie and Ruby Sanders Thompson, maternal grandparents Daniel and Clara Rhyne Lipscomb, and numerous aunts and uncles. Elaine is survived by her parents, her sister, Kimberlyn Thompson, her nephew, Minister Darian Thompson, and niece Payton Thompson all of Gastonia, North Carolina. A special cousin Gloria Burris of Gastonia, North Carolina and a special childhood friend Melody Clark of Kings Mountain, North Carolina and a host of aunts and uncles and relatives and friends.