Thelma Adelia Walker Dunavant, 75, formerly of Shawboro, NC passed from this life to her eternal home on Monday, February 25, 2013 in Pensacola, FL. She was born July 14, 1937 in Norfolk, VA, the daughter of the late James Wilson and Thelma Murden Walker. Mrs. Dunavant was a longtime member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Dunavant McLaughlin and husband, Johnny and their children, Will and Elena of Daphne, AL; her son, David Dunavant, Jr. and wife, Sharon, and their children, Katie and Trey of Camden, NC; her brother and sisters-in-law, Genelle Hall of Natchez, MS, Bob and Jo Dunavant and Tina Dunavant of Monroe, LA and Carl L. Meads of Shawboro, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dunavant was preceded in death by her husband William David Dunavant, Sr.; two brothers, James C. and Albert C. Walker; and a sister, Alleeta W. Meads.
A funeral service will take place Friday, March 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Brother Jerry Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow at Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be John Hall, Carlton Hall, Drew Hall, Jack Meads, Shelby Mansfield, Jr. and Gary DeBrito. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Dunavant family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
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