Texas Wander "Wanda" Archer Thompson, age 83, of Black Mountain, NC, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville, NC. She was born on March 8, 1938 in Shelby County, TN to the late Thomas W. Archer and Ambia Bernice Shankle Archer. Wanda retired from Tecumseh Products in Dunlap, TN and was a member of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Pikeville, TN and in Swannanoa, NC. She loved her church and her church family dearly. Wanda was a very loving, giving and caring person with a happy, positive and outgoing personality who never met a stranger. She was always known for saying, "I love you like kin folk." Wanda loved to take walks with her dog, was an avid reader, and also enjoyed doing word search puzzles.
Along with her parents, Wanda was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leslie Eugene Thompson; and three brothers, Thomas Archer, Jr., Tim Archer, and Terri Archer. Those left behind to cherish her memory is her son, Richard L. Silky, Jr. (Brenda) of Onaway, MI; her daughters, Kathryn Crowell (John) of Swannanoa, NC and Susan Wilson (Joe) of White Pigeon, MI; her brother, Tonnie Archer (Paulette) of Cleveland, TN; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A private family celebration of Wanda's life will be held at a later date. Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Thompson Family and assisting them with arrangements.
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