In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Louis Ray “Lou Lou” Thompson, Jr.

Memorial services for Lou Lou Thompson will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 12:00 pm, at Church of the Way, with Reverend Jack Giles officiating and Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Thompson, 75, of Meridian, passed away April 26, at Regency Hospital.

Mr. Thompson spent more than 45 years coaching various sports in the community. He touched the lives of many young men, and even coached the children of former players. He deeply loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was also a very active member of Church of the Way.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Thompson; children, Barry (Laura) Thompson, Cindy (Johnny) Perez, and Bobby (Sharon) Thompson; step-children, Tony (Joyce) Sylvester and Diana Keith; brothers, Billy Thompson and Lloyd Thompson. He’s also survived by fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Ray and Willie Mae Thompson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Calvary Christian School coaches, football, and baseball players.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Visitation will be from 10 am until 12 pm prior to service.

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O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .

Eternal rest, grant unto Louis Ray Thompson, Jr., O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

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