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Merle Marie Thorpe

March 19, 1943 January 23, 2024
Merle Marie Thorpe
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Merle Thorpe, known as Patsy by everyone who knew her, passed away on January 23, 2024. Patsy was born on March 19, 1943, in Nash County, North Carolina, but lived in Emporia, Virginia. She was a loyal follower of Christ and loved being with her family and friends. Throughout her life she worked in the sewing and textile industry and later in security at Perdue Farms and Georgia Pacific before retiring. After retiring, she found joy attending to her flowers and her beloved pets, Princess and Montana.

Patsy is survived by her husband, Neuit H Thorpe, Jr. and her sons, Roy C Simms, Jr. (Lorie), John C Simms (Nancy), Joey L Simms (Dianna), and Neuit H Thorpe, III (Melody). She also, leaves behind her sister, Diane Ligon and her brother, Wayne W Ferguson (Sandra). Patsy will be dearly missed by her grandchildren; Dominique Nichols, Crystal Simms, Shayla Myers (Harley), Joshua Simms (Lacey Sky), Morgan Simms (Chard Phebe), Nicholas S Simms (Harley), Matthew Thorpe (MaKenzie) and Todd Thorpe (Jordan) and great-grandchildren, Jacqueline Nichols, Josline Nichols, Kinley Myers, Emerson Myers, Watson Todd Thorpe and Lillian Grace Thorpe. Patsy is also survived by her nephew, Benji Ligon and Niece Michelle Karen Mitchell (Craig) along with great niece, Georgianna Dowdy and great nephews, Tyler Ligon, Cole Ligon, and Chase Mitchell. Patsy was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow W Ferguson, her mother, Lillian Mable Slagle Ferguson Loftis, her brother, Steve R Ferguson and her sister’s husband, Lloyd “Butch” Ligon.`

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery starting at 2:00 PM with Pastor Troy Green officiating. Reception to follow at Calvary Baptist Church.

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2:00 PM 1/30/2024 2:00:00 PM
Greensville Memorial Cemetery

1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, VA 23847

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road Emporia 23847 VA
United States

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