Thelma Louise Lima
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Thelma Louise Lima
  • July 2, 1921 - June 10, 2017
  • New Bern, North Carolina

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Thelma (Coskery) Lima, 95, of New Bern, died peacefully at home on June 10, 2017. She was the wife for 57 years of the late Albert F. Lima and the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Irene (Hatch) Coskery. Thelma was born in Haverill, Massachusetts on July 2, 1921. She graduated from Amesbury High School in 1939.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her daughter Irene Lima Phelps.
She is survived by her son Kenneth and daughter-in-law Susan; three grandchildren Thomas Flynn, David Lima and Brian Lima; three great-grandchildren Riley, Emily and Sadie.

Thelma worked for the Department of the Navy during WWII and later worked for the Air Force for over 20 years. She loved bowling and her weekly card games at Taberna Country Club. She was a member of Riverdale United Methodist Church.
Memorial services will be held at the Riverdale Methodist Church at 5195 US Highway 70 on July 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Following the service, light refreshments will be served at Taberna Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Craven County Hospice, Craven County Health Department Foundation, PO Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC 28561 or to Riverdale United Methodist Church, 5195 US Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC 28562.


Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.