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Sheila Ann Moore Thompson

November 29, 1949 ~ December 17, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Sheila A. Moore Thompson was born on November 29, 1949 in Louisville Kentucky, the beloved daughter of Cornelia Hannah (deceased). She was also proceeded in death by her aunt, Ann Walter. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband Marion ‘Tony’ Thompson and Brothers Terry Hannah (Valerie, deceased) and Kevin Hannah (Kim). Sheila was the beloved aunt to Kevin Justin Hannah, Julius Hannah (Amy), Ashley Hannah Sanderlin (Marcus) and Diamond Hannah. The great-aunt to Elliot and Evelyn Hannah, and Marcus Jr. and Amayah Sanderlin, and special cousin to Jack Walter and the Bibb family. Sheila received two master’s degrees from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She served as a special education teacher, teaching supervisor and school psychologist for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for over 25 years. After her retirement, in the memory of her grandmother, she and her mother, affectionately called “Cooka,” started E.S. Ralston Learning Center. They provided exceptional year-round early-childhood education, after school and summer care for children in the East Cleveland community and surrounding areas. They also opened E.S. Ralston Ice Cream shop serving the community premium ice cream and snacks during the summer. Sheila believed everyone deserved to be treated with dignity and respect and provided the best available resources and services to all people. Sheila was a humble and anointed servant of the Lord, whose mission was to spread the love of Jesus Christ. She was a faithful member of Antioch Christian Fellowship in East Cleveland and provided a storefront space for the church’s outreach center. She later attended church near her home until her death. Sheila was an entrepreneur whose kind, compassionate, and loving spirit was always demonstrated through her numerous projects helping others the Lord placed in her path to make their lives better. Sheila leaves a lasting impact on a host of family and friends across the country who loved her dearly and will always remember the positive influence she had on their lives. The family is thankful for the outpouring of love, prayers, cards, calls and support during this time. Private services were held on December 29, 2021. There will be a virtual Celebration of Life open to the public honoring Sheila in February 2022. Requests for invitations to this celebration can be sent to kimhannah22@yahoo.com, please include your name and email address.

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