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Remembering Dr. Sophie Womack

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Dr. Jimmy Womack knew soon after meeting Sophie Thompson that he’d someday marry her.

He also knew he would not be able to keep up with her ambitious nature, so the marriage would have to wait a few years.

“I knew I could not manage that relationship and successfully complete medical school,” Womack said with a soft laugh Sunday. “So our first year after graduation, I proposed.”

Dr. Sophie Jan Womack, who broke boundaries in Michigan’s medical landscape for women, died early Sunday of complications from surgery. She was 53.

Womack, a neonatologist, was elected the first black female president of the Wayne County Medical Society of Michigan. She also was the vice president of medical affairs for Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Women’s Hospital — the first woman to hold the position in the Detroit Medical Center system.

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Written by Symphony

February 22, 2008 at 10:54 am

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  1. I admired her the first time I met her. She just seem to be able to handle everything at once. I pray for your family because I know that a sudden death of a loved one is not easy. Ashley and Brandi hang in there and pray often. Dr. Womack remember that you will see her again. Love To You All Ms.Ruth Ward. Call me one day Ashley.


    February 24, 2008 at 9:44 pm

  2. Pray….Pray that God provide you with the strenght beyond what is normal. Dr. Womack you will see you beloved wife again. And Girls, you will see your Mother….. Believe me !!!!! There will be a resurrection ! Just hold on a little while longer, and these things will come to pass.


    February 26, 2008 at 6:15 pm

  3. Pray.. May the love of God be with you and yours Reverend Doctor Jimmy Womack and family. You and Sophie have always touched our lives, even before I got into medical school and more so after having gotten married. You all are very special in our lives. May God continue to bless you in ways you will never expect.

    Love in all ways possible

    Jocelyn Pyles-Elo,MD and Marshall A.Elo
    Houston, Texas

    Dr. Jocelyn Pyles-Elo

    May 13, 2008 at 8:52 am

  4. Everyday I look and think about what she meant to our lives. I love and miss her so much. Not only my personal endeavors but what she delivered to us constantly through her daily behaviors. She unselfishly gave herself to whatever cause needed her most. The world is lacking one less hero and she’s missed everyday. We love you Sophie.


    December 12, 2009 at 1:48 am

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