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Nancy Woods Thompson

May 27, 1924 - August 11, 2019

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Nancy Woods Thompson, 95, of Lynchburg died Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was the wife of the late George Arnold Thompson.

Nancy was born May 27, 1924 in Agricola, Amherst County. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Dabney Woods and Flora Williams Woods.  She was retired as a secretary and was a parishioner of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

She is survived by a daughter Bettie Thompson Farmer and her husband James Alsop Farmer of Charlottesville, a son George A. Thompson Jr.  and his wife Debbie Brunner of Seattle, WA, two grandchildren, Dabney Elizabeth Farmer and Lee Farmer both of Charlottesville. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Julia Padgett, Mary Layton, and Margaret Hynes.

Nancy will be remembered as a gracious steel magnolia. She fought her battles quietly with charm and humor. A woman of many talents but never one to clamor for recognition, she enjoyed gardening, volunteering for St. Paul’s alter guild, working on crafts, bargain hunting, and constantly doing random acts of kindness.  She made amazing pimento cheese, cheese straws and egg nog. The world was a more compassionate and tastier place with her in it.

Nancy’s service will begin at 12 noon on August 29, 2019 in St Paul’s columbarium with memorial service immediately following in the church. The Rev. Todd M Vie will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 605 Clay St. Lynchburg, VA 24504.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.


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