Morris Thompson – 1947-2023

Morris Thompson – 1947-2023

Morris Washington Thompson, born February 22, 1947, passed into eternal life on November 23, 2023.

He was the fourth child born to S.F. and E.C. Thompson. He was an inquisitive child who loved nature and the outdoors. In 1961, he was one of the first students to integrate Hall High School in Little Rock, Ark. In 1967, Morris enlisted in the United States Army and fought in Vietnam.

While in Omaha, he met the love of his life, Minnie B. Ammons. On November 28, 1971, Morris and Minnie married and had three sons (Nnamdi, Cameroun, and Aron). He opened Morris Thompson Law Firm in Little Rock to fight for civil rights. In 1991, he was elected 1st Black judge of the 6th Judicial District, 5th Division Circuit Court of Pulaski County. Morris had several passions, such as hunting, fishing, and riding horses. Morris is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Minnie B. Thompson.

A visitation will be held Friday, December 1, 2023, from 5-6 p.m. at Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester Street, Little Rock. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 2, 2023, 11 a.m., at St. John MBC 2501 Main Street, Little Rock.

2 thoughts on “Morris Thompson – 1947-2023”

  • So sorry to learn of Morris’ death. I worked for him in Fifth Division a couple of years before retiring. He was good to keep me on. We had a few disagreements but always got through them. My condolences to the family. Sorry a can’t attend.

  • My sympathy, Pinkie, to you and your Family. I know that it’s hard to go through things right now. I know the feeling. Having to face the upcoming holidays seems and insurmountable task, but God knows and He cares, and He will help everyone to pull through. I’ve been praying for you all since I learned of your brother’s passing. God IS our Refuge and Strength, a very present Help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

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