Stella Batson



Stella Batson was born in Arkansas. She went to live at Thompson Orphanage when she was eleven years old, along with her two sisters, Annie Ruth and Mary Frances, due to their father’s death and mother’s illness. She lived there until graduation in 1953 and remained almost two more years to go to King’s Business College. Her first job was with Mize Company Inc. Some of her employment was with the North Carolina Library for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina; Virginia Department of Social Services; Anson County Hospital in Wadesboro, North Carolina; Belk Brothers in Charlotte, North Carolina; Mecklenburg Administrator’s Office, in Charlotte, and retired with the US Postal Service. Her life at the orphanage was very fulfilling. In her book, Memories of Thompson Orphanage, Batson was able to write the stories about the alumni. She believes that “realizing our blessings in life is what makes us complete.”

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