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Willie J. Pompey, Jr., 72

February 24, 2021

Willie J. Pompey Jr., 72, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at LGH. Born in Manning, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Willie J. Pompey, Sr. and Elva (Hilton) Pompey.

Willie was a loving father, son, brother and friend. Being with family was his number one priority and he enjoyed every gathering they had the chance to get together. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards, riding his motorcycle and participating in church events.

He was a member of Bright Side Baptist Church. At Church, he was a member of the all men choir, the primary church van driver, and handled the maintenance of the church van.

He worked as a tow motor operator at Buck Iron in Quarryville and retired in 2014.

He is survived by 40 year companion, Mary C. (Thedford) Stewart, of Lancaster, 10 children, Willie J. Pompey III, of Lancaster, Charles Williams, Kemyvetta “Crystal” Pompey, both of Bethlehem, Paul Williams, husband of Lori, of Allentown, Tye Thedford, of New York, Tyrona Plummer, of Florida, Jammie Stewart, TJ Stewart, Patricia Williams, wife of deceased Erky Talton, all of Lancaster, Missy Williams, of Marietta, 5 brothers, Jerome Pompey and Riley Pompey, both of Lancaster, Phillip Pompey, of New York, Robbie Lee Pompey, of Milwaukee, James “Smokey” Pompey, of Lancaster, a sister, Martha Pompey, of Lancaster, 29 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Meir Pickens and two brothers Benjamin Pompey and Albert (Shorty) Pompey.

Home Going Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 6th, 2021 at 12noon at Bright Side Baptist Church 515 Hershey Ave. Lancaster, PA 17603 with Rev. John A. Knight officiating. A viewing will be held on Saturday, March 6th from 9-11AM at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 414 E. King St. Lancaster, PA 17602. Interment will be in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

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March 05, 2021

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From Susan 

March 05, 2021

To the Pompey Family:
I feel and share in your pain, sorrow and you all have my Sincere Sympathy in the Passing of my Dear Cousin Willie and father figure as well. I had the pleasure of talking to him before God called him home. I’ve known him all my life. He was a Great man, cousin, father, father figure to many and sharing his Advices.  He said what he mean and mean what he said. I use to brag on him and his brothers to people about how they would dress sharp back n the day, 3 – pcs suits. It was called “Dress to kill” because 3pcs with matching hats and shoes. They didn’t play the radio, meaning beat but if they have to. He touched many lives thru the years in a kind loving way. He will be missed and Love forever in our hearts,  not forgotten. May all of us find Comforting in good lasting memories that has now become  a Treasure to Cherish forever. 
Thru Jesus Christ, he will give us Comforting Strength that will push us along the way. He is Resting and at Peace with the Lord now. I Love you, Willie ;however, God Loved you best.
I love you all Family!!
Your Uncle Tom/Lillie dgtr,
SUSAN from Miami, Florida 
 

March 05, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Pompey Family. May God give you all comfort doing this difficult time. Willie, thank you for trying to get Butch together with opening and closing the door for me. You will be greatly missed but never be forgotten. 
Sandy Berry

March 05, 2021

Sending my condolences to the Pompey family. I worked with Willie at LY Services during leaf collection where he was a shuttle driver.
Dennis Dougherty

March 05, 2021

Sending hugs and sincere condolences to my family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all. 
Tabitha L. Bryant-Thedford

March 05, 2021

I love you more than words can explain and more than the heart can show, I miss and love you pop.
Thomas Stewart Jr

March 01, 2021

Thank you Pop for being you all the time.  I will certainly miss the unexpected small talks we’ve had, especially during dinner time.  Thank you for your presence, kindness, and thoughtfulness.  I am blessed to have known you.  May your soul rest in peace, until we meet again.   
Edege.

March 01, 2021

Sending our deepest condolences to the Pompey Family. From  Priscilla Gardner Murphy and Mildred McClain. 

March 01, 2021

I would like to extend my sincere condolences and best wishes to the Pompey family. Most of all, I want extend condolences to Jerome and Martha Pompey. I was the Principal at Reynolds Middle School when they were students at the school.
I had many conversations with Jerome and Martha many times during those years. In fact, even after leaving Reynolds, Jerome often called me for some enjoyable conversations. He was a person with great potential and drive. Martha visited my office often. Many times she was referred to me by a teacher who had some concerns about something Martha did or did not do in class. I soon became an outspoken supporter for her. While she may have come to my office because of a problem, I soon enjoyed my conversations with her. She was a very likable and friendly person with much potential.During this time when you  grieve the death of Willie, I wish all the best to all members of the family but special wishes for Jerome and Martha. God bless you!!
Dr David L Witmer

March 01, 2021

Sending my sincere prayers and Condolences to you all 
Barbara Dupree

March 01, 2021

I will always miss you pop. From how you talked, your sense of style, that paperboy hat you loved so much, to the hilarious stories you shared about your youth. I love you. And every day til my last breath I will love and think about you. Rest in Peace. I love you pop.
Anthony Galloway

February 28, 2021

Sending my condolences to the Pompey family.
Judy and family

February 28, 2021

Jerome,
So sorry to hear about your brothers passing.
May you find comfort and peace in the good memories of the past.
Fred Young

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Saturday, March 06, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Saturday, March 06, 2021
12:00 PM
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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