Effie Mae Thompson, mother of former U.S. Congressman Mel Reynolds, died Saturday after a long illness. She was 77.

Effie Mae Thompson, mother of former U.S. Congressman Mel Reynolds, died Saturday after a long illness. She was 77. Services for Thompson will be held at First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., on Saturday, Sept. 5, 11-12 and 12-1. ______ Copyright 2009 Chicago Defender. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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