Crystal Thompson
36 Years Old

March 20, 1969 to July 7, 2005

Crystal Yvette Thompson was the youngest of four children born March 20, 1969 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She was the beloved daughter of Alfred W. Thompson, Jr. and Patricia E. Clark Thompson. Crystal was affectionately called “Lil Cris” by her family and friends. Crystal attended the West Chester Area Schools. She was a 1988 graduate of Henderson High School. She was employed as an agent at Bisys Insurance Company in Exton for the past five years.

Crystal was a friendly, fun loving person. She loved to laugh. She enjoyed listening to music, shopping with her mom and hanging out with her close friends Tanya, Marta, Deanie, Lisa and Krystalle aka “Big Kris”.

Crystal was daddy’s little girl. Her father had a great love for his youngest daughter and was willing to give her anything she asked for. However, she tried to do the same thing with mom. When she and her mother would go shopping Crystal would say, “Get me that Mom and I’ll pay you on Tuesday”.

Her children Brian and Cryshelle brought her great joy. Though her time with them was shortened, she loved them with great compassion. Crystal departed this life suddenly on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at the age of thirty six.

In addition to her parents, she leaves to cherish her memory two children; Brian K. Thompson and Cryshelle B. Thompson both at home, two brothers; Alfred W. Thompson, III, Tracy W. Thompson, one sister; Vida “Kiddle” Whitfield and her husband David all of West Chester; three nephews that were raised like her brothers; David A. Whitfied, Maurice E. Whitfield and Keron J. Whitfield all of West Chester; maternal grandmother Thelma M. Clark of West Chester, paternal grandmother; Priscilla E. Thompson of Parkesburg, a half brother; Leon Jones of Coatesville, two half sisters; Carmen Boyd and Debbie Jones both of Coatesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

We will miss Crystal’s joyful, loving spirit and the sound of her hearty laugh. She will be remembered fondly for the love she shared. Her memory will forever linger in our hearts.


Crystal was murdered by her ex-boyfriend who she was in a 11 year relationship on and off. It was a verbally abusive relationship and she tried to get him to leave her home on July 7, 2005 and he shot her with his hunting shot gun.

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