Lorraine McAllister

January 7, 1956 ~ June 29, 2020 (age 64)


Lorene, known to many as “Lorraine,” Thompson McAllister was born January 7, 1956 in Pamplico, South Carolina to the late Luther and Delores Thompson. She stepped into glory to be with the Lord on Monday, June 29, 2020 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina.

At an early age, Lorraine devoted her life to Christ by joining Spring Branch Baptist Church in Pamplico, South Carolina where she served faithfully for many years. Later she joined Zion Canaan Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina where she participated in the Young Women’s Auxiliary Board.

Lorraine attended Florence County Public Schools and graduated from Hannah- Pamplico High School in 1974. After taking home economic classes in high school, Lorraine developed a love for cooking. She enjoyed hosting, cooking, and entertaining friends and family. Many people enjoyed her delicious southern dishes. Lorraine loved to laugh and could put a smile on anyone’s face. She always looked for ways to help others. No one was a stranger to Lorraine.

In high school, she started working at Electric Motor Manufacturing Company. She then went on to work at General Electric Company for many years. Lorraine was formerly married to Larry McAllister and during this union two daughters were born. Lorraine moved to Columbia, South Carolina, a city where she met many lifelong friends. She worked for Quality Care Services as an at-home health care provider for the elderly, a job she loved and cherished.

Lorraine leaves to cherish her loving memories: her daughter, Janell (Ronnie) White of Columbia, SC; her loving mother, Delores Thompson of Pamplico, SC; three sisters, Marlene (Elerbey) Pringle of Florence, SC, Evelyn Thompson of Florence, SC, Brazine (Eric) Jackson of Anchorage, AK; two brothers, Gregory Thompson of Durham, NC, Luther Thompson, Jr. of Pamplico, SC; one aunt, Mary Kelly of Florence, SC; three uncles, Gilbert and Wilbert Cannon of Florence, SC, Franklin Thompson of Newark, NJ; her God-Mother Frances Johnson of Claussen, SC; four granddaughters, Jaliya, Kaylen, Alayah, and Yasmine of Columbia, SC, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her precious daughter, baby-girl McAllister and her father Luther “Stump” Thompson Sr.

Public viewing will be from 3-6:00 p.m. on Sunday July 5, 2020. Funeral Services will be 11a.m. Monday July 6, 2020 at Spring Branch Baptist Church. Burial will be immediately after service.

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July 5, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Backus Funeral Home
450 N. Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506

Celebration of Life
July 6, 2020

11:00 AM
Springbranch Baptist Church
945 Springbranch Road
Pamplico, SC 29583

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