April 10, 2021, 79, Goldsboro –
Katherine Edgerton Thompson, 79, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. She was born on July 4, 1941 in Goldsboro to the late John Wilkerson Thompson and Lilla Mae Dawson Thompson.
Katherine was quite active in neighborhood activities and sports. She was the first in her crowd to drive a car, having persuaded her favorite Uncle Charlie to teach her. She graduated from Goldsboro High School and attended Greensboro College before pursuing a business degree. Katherine worked at Southern Wayne High School and Goldsboro High School. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann T. Sorrels and Dawson T. Nicholson.
Katherine is survived by her twin sister, Mae Elizabeth Henry; brother, John Wilkerson Thompson, Jr. (Helen Carole); and her devoted nieces and nephews, Charles Robert Sorrels, John Wilkerson Thompson, III, William Hayne Thompson, Ruth Ann Cash, John Ellis Nicholson, Jr., Nancy Allen Pennell, Martha Carol Horner, Katherine Louisa Henry, and Alexander Langford Henry. She was lovingly attended by her childhood friend, Kay Langston.
Private graveside services will be held for the family in a private setting at Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul UMC, 204 E. Chestnut St. Goldsboro, N.C. 27530, Community Soup Kitchen P.O.Box 1064 Goldsboro, N.C. 27533, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center 107 Handley Park Court Goldsboro, N.C. 27534.
Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.