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Viline "Kat" Thompson-Flenoy

August 15, 1933 ~ August 24, 2019 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Obituary

Cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, finished her journey here on Earth and gained her wings on Saturday, August 24, 2019, peacefully at home. She was born to Wiley and Vinnie Jones on August 15, 1933 in Lilbourn, Missouri. 
  Viline moved to South Bend, IN at the age of 18 with her late husband Roosevelt Clark and here they raised 11 children until his untimely death. She then met and married Mr. K.C. Thompson and under that union a son was born. Viline was employed at AM General of South Bend for more than 25 years as an assembly line worker. She retired in the early 1990s and opened her restaurant F&C Fish Market. She loved children so much she opened her heart and home to become a foster parent and opened God's Little Angels Daycare. She dedicated her life and love to her family. She met and married her best friend Rev. Charles E. Flenoy on August 21, 1989, who is the pastor of Greater Mount Eagle Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, IL. There she was known not only as "First Lady" but the "Mother" of the church and as the president of the Mother's Board. As a dedicated servant of the church she was just as active in her community, she was often referred as "The MAYOR of Haney Street". She was the strength, backbone and cornerstone of the Southeast Side and for that she will truly be missed. 
  Those blessed to cherish her legacy, husband Rev. Charles E. Flenoy; Melvin (Kim) Clark, Jerry (Debbie) Clark, Rickey Clark, Rodney (Sue) Clark, Kenny (Anika) Thompson and god son, Bishop Steven Reed, all of South Bend, IN and Johnny Wayne Clark of Lake Wales, FL; daughters Deloris Clark and Valerie Clark; brothers William (Patricia) Jones, Larry Jones both of St. Louis, Missouri; sister Novelene Flenoy of South Bend, IN. She also had one god daughter Salina (Dale) Clay; sister-cousin Marie Bridges and best friend Ms. Gladys Cleveland-Lester. She was preceded in death by her 4 sons: Louis, Terry, Danny and Roosevelt "Bruno" Clark; 3 brothers: Wiley Jones, Ulysses "Bet" Jones and Charles Jones and one sister Jerrylene Adams. She was also survived by 93 grandchildren, 126 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great-grandchildren. 
  Please help the family celebrate the life and legacy of this beautiful soul. Visitation for Viline Thompson-Flenoy will be held at Palmer Funeral Homes - West Chapel from 5-7:00 PM on Friday, August 30, 2019. Home going celebration will be at Rhema Word International Out Reach Ministries, 802 E. Mishawaka Avenue, Mishawaka, IN 46545, on Saturday, August 31, 2019, with a viewing from 10-11 AM with services promptly starting at 11:00 A.M. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 30, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - West Chapel
2702 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46628

Visitation
Saturday
August 31, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Rhema Word International Outreach Ministries
802 E. Mishawaka Avenue
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 31, 2019

11:00 AM
Rhema Word International Outreach Ministries
802 E. Mishawaka Avenue
Mishawaka, IN 46545

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