Burl Cornelius Thompson
January 21, 1944- May 16, 2021
Burl Cornelius Thompson, 77, of Huntingtown passed away May 16, 2021 surrounded by family. He was born January 21, 1944 in Washington, DC to Burlen Cornelius and Doris Grace (Lightfoot) Thompson. Burl was raised in Kentland, MD and graduated from Bladensburg High School. He married his high school sweetheart Helen Dube on July 6, 1963 and they lived in Lanham before moving to Huntingtown in 1976. Burl was employed as a police officer for Prince George’ County Police Department for 27 years, retiring in 1992. Following his retirement, he and Helen moved to Kodak, TN where they lived for 17 years before moving back to Calvert County. Burl was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and in his spare time he enjoyed collecting, competing in competitive shooting competitions, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Burl is survived by his loving wife Helen Thompson, children David Thompson and his wife Beth of Huntingtown, Michael Thompson and his wife Tiffany of Dunkirk, and Deborah Thompson Eisenberg and her husband Neil of West Friendship, MD, grandchildren Christopher Thompson and his wife Erin of Arnold, Kathleen, Elizabeth, and David Thompson, all of Huntingtown, Maya and Morgan Eisenberg of West Friendship, and Michael Thompson of Dunkirk, great-grandchildren Blake and Nolan Thompson of Arnold, and sister Delores Imblum of Salisbury, NC.
All services will be private for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, donations in Burl’s name may be made to Calvert Hospice at the address and link below.