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Virginia Elizabeth Carter Thigpen

Dec 2, 1922 - Sep 3, 2017

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Virginia Elizabeth Carter Thigpen, 94, died Sunday, September 3, 2017, at Brunswick Cove Living Center.

She was born December 2, 1922, in Wilmington, NC to the late Oliver and Maebelle Davis Carter.

Virginia was a charter member of Ogden Baptist Church. She loved her church, daily Bible studies and prayer group.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John George Thigpen; daughter, Barbara Joan Thigpen and half-brothers, Wallace and Houston Carter.

Survivors include her daughter, Jeanette Thigpen Foster and husband Dwight of Leland, NC; grandchildren, John Copeman and wife Diane, Stephanie Copeman Gilbert and husband Corky and Tacey Foster Borneman and husband Michael; great-grandchildren, John Howard Gilbert, Shannon Gilbert, Sophia Copeman, Bianca Copeman and Mikey and Chris Borneman; great-great-grandchildren, Mason and Madelyn Gilbert; and a sister, Phyllis J. Carter of Richlands, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Andrews Market Street Chapel with Rev. Danny Justice officiating.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior beginning at 1pm.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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