Piolet Thompkins,Sr.

December 23, 1948 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 72)

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Piolet Roy Thompkins, affectionately called Roy by family and friends,
was born December 23, 1948 , to Emanuel and Annie Laura Thompkins in Geneva, Alabama.

Roy  was a  proud  1967  graduate  of  Riverside  Heights  High  School  in Geneva, Alabama.

In  1971,  Roy  moved  to  Detroit  where  he  met  and  married  Beverly Thompkins  in 1972.   
Their union  was blessed  with a son  Piolet Jr. and Roy took on the role of father to Daryl and 

Roy  had a  lifelong career at Serta Mattress Company for over 40 years and retired in 2015.  Roy 
enjoyed college football and basketball and was an avid fan of University of Michigan.

Roy  was a lifetime member , Deacon  and Elder of Zion Congregational Church  of  God  in  Christ . 
   Roy  was  appointed  Deacon  under  Pastor Wiggins in 1985 and  became an Elder under Pastor 
Jeffrey  in 1995. He was a dedicated servant of God and served as Treasurer at the church and 
fulfilled other duties such  as collecting offerings.

Roy  was  preceded  in  death  by  his  loving  wife,  Beverly  Thompkins; parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Emanuel Thompkins; one sister, Hattie Mae Elder; and two brothers, William Henry Thompkins and 
Theo L. Williams.

He leaves  to cherish  his  precious  memory:   three sons, Daryl  (Renee) Barnes,  Sean  (Therese) 
 Thompkins,  and   Piolet  Thompkins  Jr.;  five grandchildren , Demetrius, Clarissa, Paris, 
Rendale, and Leah; one sister, Blanch (Nathaniel) Dowdell of Auburn, AL; one uncle, Horace Johnson, 
Sr. of Hillsborough, NC; a host of niece s, nephews, great nieces, cousins and friends.

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March 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Butler Funeral Home
12140 Morang Dr
Detroit, MI 48224

Family Hour
March 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Zion Congregational Church of God in Christ
2135 Mack
Detroit, MI 48207

Funeral Service
March 27, 2021

11:30 AM
Zion Congregational Church of God in Christ
2135 Mack
Detroit, MI 48207

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