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Errol Claude Thompson Sr. was born on January 9, 1946, in Boston, Massachusetts. Growing up in Boston, Errol had an adventurous childhood with lots of positive support from his parents and the Thompson family. As he progressed through his latter adolescent years, he graduated from Dorchester High School, with aspirations to join the military. He served active duty for the U.S. Air Force at multiple bases in Vietnam and the U.S. He fought in the Vietnam War. As a God-fearing man, he always prayed during those perilous times that he would make it home to his family. And he did.
Errol joined the Historic Charles Street A.M.E. Church under the pastorate of the Reverend Dr. Mikarl D. Thomas, Sr. His walk of faith included him being mentored by the Reverend Julius Simms, Charles Street’s Minister of Men. Errol actively participated in the Richard Allen Brotherhood Fellowship and the Men's Choir. He also served on the church’s Community Life Team, working alongside his wife Jacquolyn, who directed this ministry.
Errol always wanted to further his academic studies. This desire prompted him to attend Roxbury Community College. In addition, he worked throughout his many years of employment, which gave him the confidence to know that he was always on the route to taking care of his family. His favorite place of work was being employed by the T.S.A., U.S. government at Boston Logan Airport. He also loved working at other security jobs, and elderly service, where he felt very comfortable in protecting the lives of others, displaying his military training. Errol also devoted some years as a real estate broker.
Errol was very active in the Greater Boston community and beyond. He participated in community organizations and served on boards of directors, including the Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association, and NAACP Brockton. In addition, he worked on election polling and was politically active in numerous candidates’ campaigns, and special events. For several years, Errol served, with distinction, as the Executive Director of the Historical Boston Equal Rights League Inc.,
He was a loving husband, father, sibling, and grandfather. Errol always displayed deep reverence for those who also respected him. He was a man of few words, but his actions spoke louder. As a family man, he always made sure that he felt the love and protection from those whom he also loved and protected.
He leaves behind his wife Jacquolyn Payne-Thompson; his children Errol C. Thompson Jr. and Tiffany R. Kostopoulos; his stepchildren, Stanley, & Derek Veazy, and Divah Payne; his brother Alonzo Thompson Jr; his grandchildren Elise Thompson, Elora Thompson, Noemi Thompson, Darnel Jean-Louis, and Zoe Kostopoulos; his godchildren and nieces Yvonne and Yvette Payne, several other nieces, nephews, many other relatives, and a host of friends.
Errol always quoted his father's words. “Keep the faith Because God is in control all the time.”
“WE ALL LOVED HIM, BUT GOD LOVED HIM BEST”
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