Maxie Sibley Thompson

Maxie D. Sibley Thompson, 84, and a native of Walker, Louisiana, died Sunday at Ollie Steele Burden Nursing Home. After graduating from Walker High School and Southeastern Louisiana University, she taught generations of students as a teacher at Walker High School during her 35-year career. She also taught at schools in St Amant, Louisiana; Roswell, New Mexico, Savannah, Georgia; Fayetteville, North Carolina; and North Charleston, South Carolina. Her husband of 53 years, Charles M Thompson, a native of Great Falls, South Carolina, predeceased her, as did her parents, Monroe Jr. and Lela Mae Crowder Sibley; and her sister, Ola Madee Sibley Edwards. She is survived by her children Bridgitte (Richard) Robinson and Deborah Thompson, both of Walker; Alicia (Torry) Lacava of Baton Rouge; and Lester Thompson of Portland, Oregon; and her honorary daughter Cindi (Randall) McFarland of Great Falls, South Carolina. Also surviving are her brothers Alfred (Patsy) Sibley and Wayne (Jeanette) Sibley, all of Walker, five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Pallbearers included her grandsons Robbie, Phillip, Charles and Aaron Robinson, and her nephews Randall McFarland and David Sibley. Claude Sibley served as an honorary pallbearer. Services were held at Mangum Chapel United Methodist Church in Satsuma. Visitation occurred Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 9-11 a.m. with the funeral following at the Sibley Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Mangum Chapel United Methodist Church in Walker or to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge.

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