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July 19, 2018, City Council Regular Meeting
34. Presentation of a Resolution Honoring the Life of Ronnie Wayne Thompson
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WHEREAS: Ronnie Wayne Thompson was born August 9, 1946 in Savannah, Georgia to Robert Theron Thompson, Sr. and Audie Mae White Thompson. He was a 1964 graduate of Savannah High School. After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps, he returned to Georgia and completed his degree in finance at Georgia State University and was employed by both Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company and Xerox Company; and

WHEREAS: Ronnie Thompson spent the majority of his adult life owning and operating the family restaurant, Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House. It was his great honor to take over the reins from his beloved grandmother-in-law, Sema M. Wilkes. For forty years, Ronnie served as an ambassador for the city of Savannah and enjoyed serving customers from all over the world, as well as his many local friends and neighbors; and

WHEREAS: Ronnie Thompson passed away on July 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Marcia Martin Thompson, and their children, Ryon and Emily; and

WHEREAS: In the loss of Ronnie Wayne Thompson, the Savannah community has lost a kind and generous host and ambassador; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah celebrate the life of Ronnie Wayne Thompson and offer our appreciation for his service and hospitality to the Savannah community.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Ronnie Wayne Thompson will be sadly missed by all of us who knew him as a notable member of the Savannah community; and that a copy of this resolution will be delivered to his family and made a part of the permanent records of the Savannah City Council meeting minutes of July 19, 2018.



Luciana Spracher, Acting Clerk of Council
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