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In Memory of

Keylon E. Thompson

January 27, 1966 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


Mr. Keylon E. Thompson III, 49, of Martinez, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 after a four year battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme. Throughout his life, and even more so after his diagnosis, Keylon seized every new day and enjoyed it to the fullest with the people he loved and the multitude who loved him. He was a friend, mentor, and ally to all those he knew. No one has ever had a truer friend than Keylon Thompson.

Keylon was an outdoor and music enthusiast. He proudly made his own banjo and loved playing...

Mr. Keylon E. Thompson III, 49, of Martinez, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 after a four year battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme. Throughout his life, and even more so after his diagnosis, Keylon seized every new day and enjoyed it to the fullest with the people he loved and the multitude who loved him. He was a friend, mentor, and ally to all those he knew. No one has ever had a truer friend than Keylon Thompson.

Keylon was an outdoor and music enthusiast. He proudly made his own banjo and loved playing bluegrass. His love of nature and sports summoned him to mountain biking, sailing, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, golfing, ice hockey and world travels. After she adopted him, Keylon credited his cat and companion, Molly, for "softening" him. His kind and loving nature was never more apparent than when he cheered for his sister Felecia during her many Special Olympic events. Keylon was also actively involved as a judge with MastiSpell Jr. Spelling Bee in Ashburn, Virginia. He worked for the Department of the Navy in the Office of Civilian Human Resources as the Senior Oracle Database Administrator.

Keylon's passion for love and laughter will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Keylon is survived by his mother, Mary (Melvin) Dyer; father, Keylon Thompson Jr.; two sisters, Cheryl (Ed) Arrington and Felecia Thompson; two step-sisters, Melva (Christopher) Anderson and their children, Kristen Griffin and Tanner Anderson; Janene (Shane) Womack and their children Reese and David, as well as many of his friend's children who admired him and loved him as their uncle. Keylon was preceded in death by his uncle, Wilson Blanchard.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in the Columbia Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Winsett officiating. Interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Murray Nance Jr, Michael Husain, David Husain, Steve Hines, John Hewson, Tanner Anderson, Derek Huffmaster, Mark Fletcher, Jimmy Joiner and Scott Roen.

Keylon's family would like to express their immense gratitude to his co-workers who donated countless hours of their own leave and vacation time while he recovered from several surgeries, and also to Chico Johnson, Stephanie White, Sarah Glover and Stephen Russ of Heartland Hospice for their kindness and caring.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Lynndale, Inc., (lynndaleinc.org) 1490 Eisenhower Drive, Augusta, Georgia 30904.