Author: Ray E. Thompson Sr.
I n the course of time, I lived through an incredible experience. It began around the time my wife and I renewed our wedding vows. It was from that point forward my health began to decline. I went through the loss of appetite and energy, until I was left to nothing at all. It was from there that I went into the hospital. I traveled from hospital to hospital until I ended up in North Carolina. Over an 8-week period of time, after tests, IVs, blood transfusions and other medical treatment. I was discharged from the hospital feeling like a new person.
Ray E. Thompson, Sr. and LyRae D. Nelson- Thompson are both from the Garden State, New Jersey. Ray is from New Brunswick, NJ, the son of Reverend Albert A. Thompson and Mrs. Elsie M. Andrews Thompson. LyRae is from Swedesboro, NJ, the daughter of Timothy B. Nelson and Joceyln Johnson. The both of them completed their primary education in New Jersey until they left to go off to college in Washington, District of Columbia to the world renowned Howard University. It was after being at Howard University for two weeks, Ray and LyRae were introduced for the first time. Ray instantly knew that LyRae was his future wife. After a 5year courtship we were married on Saturday, July 6, 1991. To our union were born two children, Ray E. Thompson, Jr. and Son’Serae A. Thompson. We have lived in areas such as Silver Spring, Maryland, Fairfax, Virginia, Owings Mills, Maryland, York, Pennsylvania and most recently Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the years, we have accomplished many things, both personally and professionally. However, in everything we have been blessed, and highly favored.