The life of Sarah Roberta Thompkins is being remembered this week as Thompkins went home to her Lord and Savior. Born on August 11, 1946, Thompkins passed away in San Bernardino.
She attended Oak Park High School, in Laurel, Mississippi and met and married Thomas Thompkins. Having lived in Chicago for a few years, the family later moved to San Bernardino in the mid sixties. Thompkins called Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church her home church and along with raising a family, she worked for Montgomery Ward and General Dynamics.
One of her sons, Reginald Thompkins recalled, “Everyone in the neighborhood remembered our mother’s cooking, her hair styling, sewing and how she always remained an all around positive spirit in others’ lives. She will be missed dearly.”
She is survived by her three brothers: Thomas Thompkins; James Cole; and Donald Cole. She was the mother to six children: Ronald Thompkins, Reginald Thompkins, Richard Smith, Regina Smith, Renita Smith and Roderick Robinson. Mrs. Thompkins was a grandmother of 18, and great grandmother of 11.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Thompkins will be held Friday, March 13 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1583 West Union Street, San Bernardino, Ca. 92411. Viewing will be held at Simpson Mortuary in San Bernardino, Thursday, 2:00 p.m to 6:00 pm. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.