Mamie Quinichette Thompson, 92, a former registered nurse and retired dietitian who worked in her church, died Nov. 5 at her home in Seat Pleasant. She had cancer.
Mrs. Thompson was born on a farm in Goochland, Va. She received a nursing diploma from the Dixie School of Nursing in Hampton, Va. She was a nurse in Virginia and South Carolina before moving to the Washington area about 1925.
She then worked for the old Mount Alto Hospital and for St. Elizabeths Hospital, from which she retired in 1954 as a dietitian.
From the time she moved to this area until her 85th year, Mrs. Thompson provided food, shelter, counseling, and other assistance for more than 40 youngsters from her hometown area to help them get a start in life.
She was a member for more than 50 years of Ward Memorial AME Church here and a former church stewardess and trustee. She also belonged to the pastor's aid club.
Her marriage to Victor Quinichette ended in divorce. Her second husband, John Thompson, died in the mid-1950s.
Survivors include a son, Victor L. Quinichette of Silver Spring; a foster son, Minister Luke J. Robinson of Cumberland, Md.; a sister, Susie Todd of New York City, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.