Linda Korioth “Nonnie” Thompson, 87, of Wallace, NC, went to her Lord on Jan 11th, 2020 following a brief illness at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Roy Holmes Thompson.
She is the daughter of the late John Frank and Lorene Schick Korioth of Sherman, TX. Siblings Johnny Korioth, Charles Korioth, Mamie Epting, Patricia Breedlove, Gregory Korioth, Henry Korioth, Anna Catherine Stroope, Roger Korioth, Teresa Korioth, Annette Rose Korioth, and Baby James Korioth also preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memory are here children Cynthia Thompson Phelps and husband Henry of Belhaven, John Aaron Thompson and wife Cristy of Wallace, and Teresa Thompson Robertson and husband Butch of Knightdale; grandchildren Noelle Phelps of Raleigh, Mathew Phelps and wife Grace of Raleigh, Erick Thompson of Boone, Bradley Young and wife Gabrielle of Wilmington, Julia Thompson of Raleigh, Ben Young of Wilmington, Brody Young and wife Melanie of Raleigh, Brent Thompson of Wallace, Haley Thompson of New York City, Kori Robertson of Knightdale; great grandchildren Kailyn, Alivia, Blake, Grayson, and Baby Ryeland. She is also survived by her sister Lorene Leher of Richardson, TX and many nieces and nephews.
Nonnie was born and raised in Sherman, TX. She attended Our Lady of the Lakes University in San Antonio, TX. She met Roy while stationed at Perrin Airforce Base in TX. They married and moved to Roy’s home in Rocky Mount, NC.
The pillars of Nonnie’s life were faith, family, and friendship. She was a devout Catholic and while living in Greenville, NC, was very active in St. Peter’s Catholic Women’s Club. She was a Social Worker at Pitt County Memorial Hospital for many years which was a profession she loved.
Nonnie and Roy loved the beach so following retirement they moved to Southport, NC where they spent many happy years at the seashore and playing golf. Nonnie also enjoyed volunteering at the local nursing home. Wherever she lived, she sought opportunities to better her community and to help others.
Nonnie’s heart belonged to the Lord and her family. She was the happiest when surrounded by her family in her kitchen which was always the center of Nonnie’s home. Her greatest desire for her children and grandchildren was that they lived a healthy, happy, Christian life.
The family would like to extend their love and gratitude to the amazing nurses, physicians, and staff of Vidant Duplin and Felicia and Lee of Vidant Hospice.
The family will hold a graveside service at Pineview Cemetery in Rocky Mount, NC on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse.
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