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Dorothy Louise Thigpen

Dorothy Louise Thigpen

October 6, 1928 - September 9, 2018     Age: 89

Mrs. Dorothy Gerbing Thigpen, 89, of Yulee passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 in Jacksonville.

A native of Fernandina Beach, Mrs. Thigpen was a daughter of the late Gustav and Azilda Fyfe Gerbing and the last of her 4 siblings.

The widow of the late James M. Thigpen and Mrs. Thigpen was a longtime member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.  She was a homemaker and devoted to her family.

In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Thigpen was also predeceased by her sisters and brothers, Lucille (Gerbing) Fawcett, Elaine (Gerbing) Flanders, George Gerbing and David Gerbing.

She is survived by her son, Daniel Thigpen of Jacksonville as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Mrs. Thigpen are to be held Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Ida Iverson officiating.

The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 pm at the church.  Mrs. Thigpen will be laid to rest beside her husband at Bosque Bello Cemetery.

8 Condolences

  • Regina Posted September 10, 2018 10:56 am

    Should this, in fact, be Ms. Thigpen who was once an English teacher in Yulee, Florida, I remember her stern loving guidance fondly.
    May the peace of God fill her son.

  • Tim and Pat Middleton Posted September 10, 2018 8:53 pm

    Daniel we are very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I have the fondest memories of her at the church when we were young. She was sweet and always had a smile. Such a nice lady.

  • Daniel Thigpen Posted September 10, 2018 11:17 pm

    Regina,
    This Ms Thigpen taught only for Sunday School during her early years. I do appreciate your condolences and well wishes.

  • Cindy Courson Bryant Posted September 11, 2018 2:15 pm

    Danny, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Uncle Gus and Aunt Azilda have all their children around them again and I’m sure they are smiling. I’m praying that God puts His arms around you and gives you peace and comfort.

  • Claudette Croteau Posted September 11, 2018 10:42 pm

    Am so very sorry you have lost your precious Mom, Daniel. Please take comfort in knowing she is now at peace with your Dad and you were the BEST son a mother could ever wish for.. With sincere condolences, Claudette

  • Angela Perrera Posted September 12, 2018 1:17 am

    Daniel I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing I know you are a very dedicated son and she will always be in your heart. May she rest in peace. Angela

  • Belinda Posted September 12, 2018 1:00 pm

    Daniel, thank you for taking such good care of the sweetest lady!. Aunt Dot was awesome. I know she’s glad to be home with her family now!

  • Kelly Van Wagner McGregor Posted September 14, 2018 8:01 am

    Sorry for your loss I grew up in Prince of Peace and remember Mrs. Thigpen very fondly such a beautiful smile.

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