Virginia E Thompson, 92, of Hendersonville NC, passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of September 14, 2021, after battling a long period of declining health. Her spirit has departed into the arms of Jesus and the Angels in Heaven.
Virginia was born in Asheville, NC on October 19, 1928 to the late Herschel and Daisy Edmundson.
She was also proceeded in death by her husband Charles Hoyt Thompson, a brother William (Bud) Edmundson, special cousin Pete Powell, special friends Robert Maher and Homer Lawson. She is survived by her 4 children, Barbara (Susie) Brown (Kenny), Charles Thompson (Dale), Kim McCoy (Joe), and Karen Thompson. Grandchildren; Shelby Lands (Chance), Justin Robinson, Gage Thompson, and Drew Thompson. Great Grandchildren; Logan, Laken, Locklin and Linley Lands. Also, her extended loving family, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Her childhood through age 12 was in the Oakley area of Asheville. She then moved to Mills River where her parents, Herschel and Daisy purchased a farm. She graduated from Mills River High School, received a bachelors degree from Brevard College and a masters degree in music from Appalachian State University. She was a music teacher at Lee Edwards High School for several years.
Virginia was a member of Hendersonville First Methodist Church for many years. The Methodist ladies circle meeting on Wednesday nights was something she rarely missed and she so enjoyed the fellowship with this group of special ladies. She also loved the fellowship at MRLEC, outreach ministry for aging seniors.
Virginia loved spending time at the beach with her family and friends. Favorite hobbies included playing bridge, card games, board games, pinochle, and mahjong. She was an avid square dancer for many years along with her partner Robert.
She severed as President of the VFW ladies auxiliary for a term.
Virginia’s family was the pride and joy of her life. She will live on in our hearts forever.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00PM, at the Mills River United Methodist Church, 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River, NC 28759. Interment following the service at Sheppard’s Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association.
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