HTS Mourns the Passing of Board Chairman, Bishop Richard Keith Thompson
With heavy hearts we mourn the passing of Hood’s beloved Board Chairman, Bishop Richard K. Thompson, on Saturday, July 16th.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, 3505 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Visitation will be from 9 - 11 a.m. McGuire Funeral Services, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Please pray for his family, the A.M.E. Zion Church family, and all those whose lives he touched through his ministry.
Born July 7, 1943, in Kannapolis, NC, Thompson earned an A.B. degree from Livingstone College in 1965 and a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary in 1968. He was elected the 86th bishop in the line of succession during the A.M.E. Zion Church’s 44th General Conference in 1992.
Bishop Thompson served with dedication and distinction on the HTS Board of Trustees since its inception in 2001. We will miss his strong, quiet leadership which transformed and inspired those who worked with him to strengthen and support the Seminary.
The family has graciously requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Hood Theological Seminary for the Bishop Thompson Endowed Scholarship,1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbubry, NC 28144.