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Bo/ Janey

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The WBT and Radio One family are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Bo Thompson’s daughter, Janey.  There are no words to provide adequate comfort under these circumstances, but we are committed to supporting Bo and his family in any way possible during this difficult time.  We know that the WBT community of listeners joins us in prayers for the Thompson family.

Janey passed away Tuesday evening (April 9) after suffering complications from a blood clot. She was a sophomore at Wake Forest University, where she was majoring in biophysics. She was a member of the National Society of Physics Students, Sigma Pi Sigma and Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was active in women’s club basketball and Wake Radio club on campus.

Jane McAdams Thompson’s Obituary

October 19, 2003 – April 9, 2024

Brilliant and athletic, with an incredible work ethic, she was awarded the Randall Ledford Scholarship in Physics and the Porter Byrum Scholarship at Wake

She volunteered for the Isabella Santos Foundation and served as a student assistant at a Footbridge clinic, providing free dental care to local veterans.

A true native Charlottean, Janey was a 2022 Myers Park High School graduate, where she played varsity basketball and softball.

Known for her infectious smile and big heart, Janey was a light in this world and still is.  The family has yet to announce arrangements to honor her life. We’ll pass along details as they become available.  As we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, please share your condolences here.


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