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Monifa Giamanco

Mary Thigpen (Mary Johnson)

January 27, 1949 - November 10, 2019

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Mary Cecelia Thigpen (Mary Cecelia Johnson). Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan gatherings, we will post invites. Remember to RSVP to help us plan. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 7:24 am, Mary peacefully passed away at the age of 70. She was preceded in death by her daughter, "Baby Nandi" Thigpen, her father, Tom Allen Johnson, her older brother, Fred Collins, her younger...  see more
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  • Monifa Giamanco
    Monifa Giamanco added 8 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Thigpen (Mary Johnson):
  • Gail Ruff
    The photo here is of Sonna‘s bridal shower. Every time I was with Mary she was so sweet, so cheerful and always making making sure to tell me how much she loved her son-in-law, my son. As I also love her daughter. We were all so fortunate to have found...  more
  • Carol Moore
    I met Mary when my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had just hired him at Chula Vista and we were excited for a new beginning. She came to the house with food and prayers. After he passed we continued
  • Monifa Giamanco
    Monifa Giamanco added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Thigpen (Mary Johnson):
  • Monifa Giamanco
    Monifa Giamanco added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Thigpen (Mary Johnson):
  • Della Nichols
    I met Mary when I was working for the City of Chula Vista. She always had a smile on her face and ora about her. She would always turn a bad day into a good one just by her presence. I could always go to her to talk to her or pray with her. She is going...  more
  • Sharon Evans-Rodrigo
    I have many fond memories of my dear cousin, Mary, which always started and ended with a hug, a kiss, and the words, “I love you!” She loved family and demonstrated her love with action. She was definitely one of the most unselfish human beings who...  more
  • Aeriaka Jacobs
    I feel honored and privileged to have been considered a friend and sister of this beautiful soul. I’ve known Mary since 1985 when she work with my then fiancé. I will always carry wonderful memories of our outings, events at her house, conversations,...  more
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    • Aeriaka Jacobs
      Aeriaka Jacobs ...the most. I am thankful for her love and admiration for my son, Cleve Andre and me. When I was pregnant, she was there. When I gave birth, she was there. She always made time and showed up for extended family and friends. I thank for the gift of Sonna...  more
    • Aeriaka Jacobs
      Dorothy Matthews Reflecting on yesteryears when the family traveled from Pensacola to visit relatives in Natchez and Ferriday. I have known Mary all of my life . We kept in touch and visited, despite distances. She had and unwavering love for family and friends. In...  more
  • John  Petrocco III
    I met Mary in March of 1983 in 1st grade when Monifa invited me over to play after school. The Thigpens became my friends, and then my family. Soon our parents met and became close friends. My memories of Mary are of her laughing, cooking, giving warm...  more