Thelma Dunavant

Thelma Dunavant

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

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  1. Nicole Brown

    Ms. Thelma will surely be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Brown Family

  2. Roger & Betty Smith

    Thelma was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We will miss her, but she is in a much better place. Our thoughts are with Susan and Dave and their families.

  3. Jerry Caine

    Sister Thelma will be missed by all that dearly loved her. Susan and her family will be in our prayers.

  4. Ms. Louise Carpenter Gaskins

    So glad to have seen Thelma again at
    our last 1955 Norview Class Reunion,
    in 2010. Thoughts and prayers to all of her family
    Louise Carpenter Gaskins

  5. Cecelia McClannan Simmons

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I am “Junie’s” daughter. We had a very close family in Norfolk, and all grew up together. I spoke with Margie this morning. I know your Mom’s illness the past few years has been very difficult. She is whole and completely healed, what a blessing! Our families have spread out, but let’s keep each other in our prayers for a meeting when we are all together again in His house. God blesses us. In His love. cecelia

  6. linda morgan

    Susan and family,
    So very sorry to hear about your sweet momma although I know she is in such a better place.
    We have such good memories of her sweet smile.
    love ya

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