Suzanne Edgerton Thorne

Suzanne Edgerton Thorne

October 20, 2022, 84, Goldsboro –

Suzanne Edgerton Thorne, 84, finished her course in faith and was graciously received into her Lord’s presence on Thursday, October 20, 2022. Suzanne was born in Goldsboro to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newton Edgerton on October 3, 1938. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Edgerton Redding.

Suzanne was the ultimate mother figure, not only devoted to her own children, but to her community. She had the opportunity to love and nurture many children through her time as the secretary of Wayne Country Day School in Goldsboro. Suzanne attended Salem College and was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. She enjoyed cooking, and playing bridge, and was also a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

While she loved all of her “children” in her church and community, nothing compared to her own family, especially her sweet grandchildren. They were the apples of her eye.

A service to celebrate Suzanne’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in the sanctuary of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Goldsboro. Interment will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Suzanne is survived by her children: Troy Parrish Thorne and spouse, Cathy Germanetti Thorne of Charlotte, NC, and Hemphill Thorne Hamrick and spouse, Jerry Glenn Hamrick, Jr. of Greenville, NC; grandchildren, Rachel Thorne Hamrick of Greenville, NC, and Troy Rawlings Thorne of Charlotte, NC; and brothers, Charles Newton Edgerton, Jr. and spouse, Mary Vilaca Edgerton of New York, NY; and Arnold Borden Edgerton, II, and spouse, Dianne Martin Edgerton of New Bern.

She is also survived by Mr. Eugene Allen “Tod” Thorne; her nephews and nieces: Dr. John Fulton Redding II and spouse, Dr. Rebecca Steddom Redding of Asheboro, NC; Katharine Redding Braak of Raleigh, NC; Charles Edgerton Redding and spouse, Anna Carmichael Redding of Midlothian, VA.; Arnold Borden Edgerton, III and spouse, Hilda Yu Edgerton of Richmond, VA; and Dr. Carrie Dianne Edgerton of Concord, NC. Great nieces and nephews include Margaret Katharine Redding, Elizabeth Anne Redding, Charles Howard Redding, and Campbell Carmichael Redding.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Suzanne’s memory to

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
200 N. James Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Community Home Care and Hospice
1003 Red Banks Road, Suite B
Greenville, NC 27858

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at