Bernard N.O. Thompson, 1992-2020

Bernard N.O. Thompson, Jr., 27, passed away at his home on April 7, 2020.

Bernard was born in Arlington, VA, on September 11, 1992 to Priscilla E. Thompson and the late Bernard N.O. Thompson, Sr.

He graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in 2010. While at Loudoun Valley, he served as the captain of the football team, the captain of the track & field team, and was a member of the Student Council Association. Bernard attended Northern Virginia Community College and Coastal Carolina University.

Bernard had an infectious personality – his smile and laugh could light up an entire room. His ability to make anyone feel welcome and to make strangers feel like friends will be missed by all who knew him. He enjoyed jobs that allowed him to connect and engage with people.

He worked in sales, in retail, as a soccer referee, and as a personal trainer. Most recently, Bernard worked as a server at Anthony’s and Velocity Wings in Purcellville. In his free time, he enjoyed working out, making and listening to music, and spending time with his friends and family.            

He is survived by his mother Priscilla E. Thompson, his sister Florence Thompson, and his dog Champ. His uncles Michael Thompson, Joseph Brown, and Jonathan Thompson; his aunts Esther Chalmers, Matilda Thompson, Sheila Wemegah, and Evelyn Brown; and his cousins Margaret Thompson, Marilyn Brown, Hilda Thompson, Jason Thompson, Jacqueline Brown, Stephen Eshun, Jasmyn Thompson, Stephanie Eshun and Rapheal Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends in the United States, Italy, and Ghana. 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak his family will hold a small, private burial service on Saturday, April 18  at 11 a.m. at the Hillsboro Cemetery 37125 Charles Town Pike Purcellville, VA 20132. The service will be streamed for family and friends online. A Celebration of Life will be held for Bernard in September.

Arrangements by Lyles Funeral Services

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