February 15, 2013 - Hermine
May Thompson was born in Jamaica, West
Indies on February 10, 1932. She migrated to New York
City in the United States in 1953.
attended practical nursing school and worked at the
Metropolitan Hospital as a licensed practical nurse. In
the early 1960s, she then started a completely new
career with The Port Authority of New York and New
Jersey where she worked for approximately 30 years.
During that time she obtained a BS from the University
of Adelphi and was promoted to supervisory level in the
microfiche department of The Port Authority of New York.
retired in 1992, she dedicated much of her time to
volunteer work. She worked for several years tutoring
children in public schools through the Building Educated
Leaders for Life (BELL) Foundation program. She was also
a very active and dedicated leader in the Stephen
Ministry at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church as well as
an active member of the Church's Evangelism Ministry.
was a strong spiritual woman of God who practiced her
faith and who truly loved and supported her relatives,
friends, and church family. She had a great sense of
humor, loved shopping, and was a woman of substance and
style. She will be truly missed by all of her family and
Funeral Arrangements: Bailey's Funeral Home (212)
Service: Convent Avenue Baptist church