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Shawn P. Thompson

June 27, 1969 ~ September 24, 2019 (age 50)

Shawn P. Thompson, 50, of Grand Rapids formerly of Benton Harbor passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019. 

He was born on June 27, 1969, in Benton Harbor, to Kathryn Thompson and Robert Swift in Benton Harbor. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Margaret Butler and Walter Thompson, (1) great-aunt, Ida Mae Joseph and (2) great-uncles, John King and Oliver King. 

Shawn was formally educated in the Benton Harbor Area Schools and was a proud graduate of the Benton Harbor High Class of 1987.  As a child growing up, he loved sports and played basketball, little league baseball and enjoyed watching football.   

In 2002, Shawn relocated to Grand Rapids, and there he attended Grand Rapids Junior College and eventually worked various jobs and was employed by Workbox Staffing Service and Leedy’s Manufacturing. 

Shawn’s favorite pastimes was that of fishing, cooking and playing chess. He was loving, kind, funny, down to earth, laid back, quiet and just an all-around good person and friend.  He will truly be missed.

Shawn will forever be remembered in the hearts of his loving mother, Kathryn Thompson, of Benton Harbor, MI, whom he honored and adored; his beautiful daughter, Nikkita Thompson; (3) grandchildren, Jamari Thompson, Kevon Singh-Thompson, and Nikiyah Thompson, all of Benton Harbor; his father, Robert Swift of Kalamazoo, MI; a devoted significant other, Carolyn Hicks of Grand Rapids, MI; one great-aunt, Louise Barber of Benton Harbor, MI; and host of cousins, classmates, family and friends.


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