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Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson is laid to rest, hundreds show up to service in Las Vegas church

Lawmakers & community honor Assemblyman Thompson's memory
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Lawmakers & community honor Assemblyman Thompson's memory
Posted at 6:19 PM, May 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-18 21:19:58-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson was laid to rest Saturday afternoon.

His service was held at the Victory Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m., hundreds showed up to celebrate and honor his life.

"I know he would want all the kids to know he cared about the issues and how much he was fighting for schools in the Nevada legislative session," said Nevada legislator Chris Combs.

Friends and colleagues said he was a passionate, funny man, and always at the service of others.

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"He's not just an assembly man but a prince going to the king," said Marcus Mason, a former principal at a local elementary school.

"I'm here to pay homage to his great work that he has done for the community. It's just a somber-wonderful occasion," said Leslie Hamm-Robinson. She told 13 Action News she met Thompson in 1994 when she first moved to Las Vegas.

The murmur of the crowd said he was a tireless advocate, and a good man.

"Assemblyman Thompson. We worked in the community together behind the scenes. It wasn't that we worked often with each other but when we did make contact things happened and that's what i remember about him. He was an impact player in Las Vegas," said Mason.

Assemblyman Thompson represented North Las Vegas, he was was serving his third elected term, and was appointed a seat in the 17th District in 2013.

He passed away early May 4 while receiving emergency care at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. He was 52 years old.