Patricia Carol Adams Thigpen

Patricia Carol Adams Thigpen

June 28, 2023, 82, Dudley —

Patricia Carol Adams Thigpen, 82, of Dudley passed away Wednesday at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Patricia was the widow of  Millard Thigpen and was a member of Brogden Church. She was a retired Phlebotomist for the Wayne County Health Department and enjoyed volunteering. She had volunteered for the Seymour Johnson AFB pharmacy, Meals on Wheels, and her church. She was also a lover of animals.

A service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday at 3:00 P. M. in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends the hour preceding the service.

Patricia is survived by her stepchildren, Jeffrey Thigpen(Amy) and Tiffany Thigpen(Dean); grandchildren, Nicole, Tanner, Christopher, and Noah; and friend, Gayle Benefield.

The family requests memorial gifts be directed to ASPCA online at

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Thigpen family and online condolences may be sent to