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Lynda Edwards Thomson, 69, retired from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Lynda Edwards Thomson
Lynda Edwards Thomson

CAROLINA BEACH — On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Lynda Edwards Thomson, 69, loving mom, nana, sister, aunt and friend, passed away at her home.

Lynda was born on Oct. 16, 1949, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Eva and Russ Edwards. Her family called many different states home during her early years, as well as St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, where she graduated from Academia San Jose in 1967. In 1968, Lynda married Raymond Alan Dalton, and they were blessed with son Alan in 1974.

Ultimately, Lynda and Alan moved to Washington, D.C., where Lynda married the love of her life, Marlow Thomson, on Sept. 24, 1983. Through the years, she provided administrative skills to Skinker & Garrett, Miller & Associates, Clarke Enterprises and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s planned giving office in Northern Virginia. Upon retiring from St. Jude in the late 1990s, Lynda shared her heart for service with the Washington Club; the Salvation Army Offices of Washington, D.C.; and Cape Fear and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, Georgia.

Lynda was an avid Red Sox fan, a gourmet cook and faithful volunteer. She enjoyed healthy political debates and spoiling her beloved four-legged friends. She treasured time to feel the sand between her toes, to hear the roar of the crashing waves, and to read and write about our search for peace in a broken world, ultimately finding comfort in her relationship with Jesus. In spite of her own personal losses, Lynda poured love into this world. She invested in the people in front of her and always left their day brighter. She never met strangers; she met friends.

Her most prized role, though, was as mom to Alan and nana to her four grandchildren, who loved her warm hugs, colorful jokes, childlike imagination, frequent trips to the grocery store and heart for serving others.

Lynda was preceded in death by her parents; firstborn son; first husband, Raymond Dalton; husband, Marlow Thomson; brother, Claybron Edwards; and first granddaughter, Hayley Elizabeth Thomson. What a sweet reunion they are having!

She is survived by her son, Alan, and daughter-in-law, Dayna, of Atlanta, Georgia; four-legged daughter, Astrid Thomson of Carolina Beach; grandchildren, Jacob Marlow Thomson, Riley Elizabeth Thomson and Lainey Grace Thomson of Atlanta; sister, Bettye Edwards, and her husband, Ore Albicocco, of Bigfork, Montana; brother, Russell Edwards, and his wife, Pam, of Bath, Maine; sister-in-law, Patricia Thomson of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother-in-law, William Thomson III, and his wife, Kevan, of Ocean City, Maryland; and beloved nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 14, at Havana’s Restaurant, Carolina Beach. A private service and family burial will follow Saturday, May 18, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cure Childhood Cancer or Carolina Beach Animal Hospital.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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