Betty Thompson: A Generous Friend to Our Church

Betty Thompson loved our church. She decided to carry on her love for its ministries beyond her lifetime by giving to our church through her estate.

She was a member of the 1958 Women’s Emergency Committee. Her name can be found etched in the glass sunroom at the Terry Mansion. She was a proud member of Peace Links, a group that encouraged friendship between American and Soviet women during the Cold War, and participated in a women’s exchange program, hosting the Soviet women in Little Rock, then traveling to Russia to show that we can all peacefully get along.

Betty loved people, was an avid bridge player and world traveler who was always ready for a new adventure. She loved life and lived it with grace and dignity. A lifelong Razorback fan, she would call the hogs upon request—anywhere, anytime.

Church friends remember that when Betty referred to her friends she always said, “my good friend”; she enjoyed happy hour with friends; dressed in red to watch the Razorback games throughout her life beginning with being a student at the University of Arkansas where she graduated Pi Beta Kappa; and she was always smiling.

Thanks be to God for Betty’s love of our church and her vision to support our church’s ministries during and after her lifetime. Estate gifts to our church are invested in our church’s endowment fund. This fund supports all of our church’s ministries. If you would like to continue to support our church’s ministries after your lifetime, contact Malinda Kirchner, Director of Planned Giving.

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