Charlene Lois Cudnohowski Thompson, 85, of Statesville, died on January 16, 2024, at the Gordon Hospice House.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 4, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Emil Cudnohowski and Sophie Kempka Cudnohowski. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David E. Thompson, a son David R. Thompson and one of her beloved fur babies, Roxy.
She worked as a cashier at Publix and enjoyed singing, was a jokester and loved to make people laugh, enjoyed word searches, jigsaw puzzles, camping and bowling. She also loved her fur babies, Abby and Tink. She was a true chocoholic and made everyone in the family brownies for their birthdays. Her favorite thing to do was read her Bible.
Survivors include a son, John Thompson, daughters, Belinda Rowe and Audra Pina (Stephen), All siblings preceded her in death, Genevieve Rozmarynowski, Lorraine Dutcher, George Cudnohowski, Joanie Kotes and Jimmy Cudnohowski . Charlene also has 13 grandchildren including her close grandkids, Michael Conda, Kenny Conda, Mandy Sadowski, and Andy Rowe, and 8 great grandchildren, including her close greats, Sophie Sadowski, Khloe Sadowski, Zack Sadowski, and Maddie Sadowski who always made sure that their Grandmama got her chocolate milkshakes from JayBee’s. She is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews who called her “their fun favorite auntie”.
Services celebrating her life will be held on Sunday January 28th 3pm at The Cove Church in Mooresville with Pastor David Porter officiating. Her remains will be placed at the National Cemetery in Salisbury.
Memorials may be given to help the family with funeral costs and may be sent to the home at 125 Teak Dr., Statesville, NC 28625.
Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.