Nada 'Naomi' Easterly Thigpen, 93 Jan. 25, 1928 – Nov. 15, 2021 On Monday, November 15, 2021 Nada "Naomi" Easterly Thigpen a longtime resident of LaBelle, Fla. passed away peacefully in her sleep in Lake Placid, Fla. Naomi was born January 25, 1928 in Ortona, Fla. to the late Charles Jacob Easterly, Sr. and Daisy Faulkner Townsend Easterly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Elbert "Bill" Alexander Thigpen whom she married in 1946. Shortly after birth, her family moved to Naples, Fla. where she lived until her early teens when her family relocated back to LaBelle. She attended LaBelle High School. In her young years, she enjoyed various jobs, many of which included social engagement. She worked in the hospitality field as well as providing care to young children with special needs. Naomi had a very outgoing personality which was a complimentary trait for the life as the wife of a minister. Naomi's talents were many, she was an extremely gifted seamstress, had a knack for arts and crafts, a fabulous cook, loved plants and flowers, she was a beloved wife, loving mother, precious grandmother (Mamaw), amazing great grandmother, and a treasured friend, confidant, and mentor to many. Naomi is survived by her three children, Gregory Clark Thigpen (Tina), Lennon Grant Thigpen (Susan) and Genia Sue Phillips (Paul); eight grandchildren, Tammy Thigpen Tiansay, Jeremy Thigpen, Brent Thigpen, Stephen Thigpen, Heath Ferreira, Lexi Ferreira, Michael Worley and Bradley Godette; and 14 great grandchildren. Naomi's life was celebrated on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. in LaBelle, Fla. at Christ Central Church, 813 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Fla. with burial service immediately following at Ortona Cemetery.
Published by Lake Okeechobee News and SouthCentralLife.com on Nov. 25, 2021.