OBITUARY: Elizabeth ‘Liz’ A. Hamilton Thompson


Elizabeth “Liz” A. Hamilton Thompson, a beacon of strength, resilience and wisdom, passed away on July 8, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and devotion.

Born on March 11, 1935, in Lebanon, Tennessee, Elizabeth, known for her razor-sharp wit and unwavering integrity, lived a life characterized by dedication and perseverance.

Liz was a proud and accomplished woman who carved a successful career for herself in the world of accounting. She and her husband Joe were the backbone of Thompson Bookkeeping & Tax Service, a business they built and nurtured with diligence and commitment. Her meticulousness and professionalism set the bar high in the industry, making her a respected figure among her peers.

She was also a franchise owner for Sears Catalog. Her work ethic was nothing short of inspiring; she worked tirelessly until her retirement, leaving an indelible mark on all those she served.

Liz was a 1953 graduate of Lebanon High School, and a Charter member of Fairview Church.

Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her parents, John & Chloe Hamilton; husband, Joe R. Thompson; son, Kerry Thompson; grandson, Cory Thompson; brother, Johnny Hamilton; brother & sister-in-law, Claude & Mary Hube Thompson.

She is survived by her son, Steve Thompson; daughter, Julie (Mike) Lankford; grandsons, Christopher Thompson, Zack Lankford & Blake Lankford; great-grandchildren, Lanie, Addilee, Owen & Presley Thompson; sister-in-law, Sandra Hamilton; niece, Lynn Hamilton & numerous other nephews and nieces; daughter/daughter-in-law, Sharon (Tom) Gibson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 11th at Partlow Funeral Chapel, 233 West Main Street, Lebanon, Tn 37087 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Visitation Wednesday, July 12th in the Fairview Church, 1660 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, Tn 37087, 10:00 a.m. until funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Dr. Michael Christian & Minister Devin Black will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers, Christopher Thompson, Zack Lankford, Blake Lankford, Tommy Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Mike Lankford. Honorary pallbearers, The Lebanon High School Class of 1953, former Sunday School Class students, & her Beta Sigma Phi Sisters.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Liz’s memory to Fairview Church, 1660 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087.

PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL (615)444-7007 obituary line (615) 444-7700.


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