Ruth Ann Thompson
A renaissance woman, Ruth Ann J. Thompson is a motivational speaker, author, lyricist, soloist, comedian and character actress. A court report by trade, Thompson draws from her personal experiences and skillfully weaving honesty and humor, she conducts “Sunshine in the Shadows”. Grief seminars and arms groups across the country with practical tools to effectively navigate life’s toughest challenges. Ruth Ann developed a delightful comedic character, Gethel Z Jones, the sassy senior citizen who thrills young and older alike with her down to earth antics and who is always looking for a bus ride to Hawaii. Thompson writes articles relating to children, teens, and the joys and journeys of living with those on the autism spectrum. In the fall of 2018, she became widowed for a second time. Ruth Ann has three living adult children, Jai, Austin, and Alexandra and three grandchildren, Elijah, Jaidon, and Shandon. She lost her son, Brandon in 2013, but holds the promise “when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)
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