WASHINGTON, D.C. — Abraham Thompson, Jr., 46, of Washington, D.C., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Washington, DC. Born in Waycross, on March 21, 1976, he was the second of four children born to Abraham Thompson, Sr. and Peggy Thompson. To many, he was affectionately known as Abe. Abe was a 1994 graduate of Pierce County High School and a 1998 graduate of the University of Georgia. In Pierce County, he was known as a talented and artistic individual with great humor. He was known for his musical talents (saxophone, cymbals, xylophone, and piano), amazing drawing talents, tae kwon do, and active membership in student council. At UGA, he was active in housing and residence life as an Resident Advisor and president of Residence Hall Association. After graduating from college, he embarked upon his journey of life first in Seattle, Wash., working in marketing. He then moved to Washington, D.C. In D.C., he transitioned into real estate work and then into the higher education industry, specifically admissions. Throughout his time in both Seattle and Washington, D.C., he made many friends that became family, and share in the knowledge of Abe’s magic and authenticity that shines a beautiful light. Abe was a loving and caring person who believed in the importance of everyone being able to be their true selves. He was a beloved caretaker to both his mother and grandmother in Valdosta, before he moved back to Washington, D.C. He loved his cats (sons Samson and Fluff and niece Ana) and all things unashamedly authentic like himself. His grandmother, Bronella Fleming and his father, Abraham Thompson, Sr., preceded him in death. As one of the most friendly and outgoing individuals known to his friends and family, he has left a long-lasting impact that will forever impact his survivors. His mother, Peggy Thompson (Valdosta) and his sisters Cicely Thompson (Waycross), Rebecca Thompson (Conyers, Ga.) and Amanda Thompson (Valdosta) survive him. Many aunts (Alberta Thompson, Mattie Daniels, Bobbie Wing, Dollie Clayton), uncles (Carl Fleming, Albert Thompson, William Thompson) and many cousins survive him, especially cousins that were more like brothers to him, Matthew Gates and Larry Smith Butler. He also leaves behind friends that were like family until the end — Amy White, Mercedes Sanchez, Monalisa Fakiyesi, Amanda Gossett, Alexander Bodenham, his George Mason University Admissions family, AiW family, Chicago School family, Pacific Northwest Ballet family, and so many more. Memorial service arrangements will be handled by Rainge Memorial Funeral Home. Details are still pending. Memorialization will be by cremation.

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