Laura Patricia Thomasson
Laura Patricia Thomasson
  • May 29, 1935 - October 19, 2017
  • Winston Salem, North Carolina

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On Thursday, October 19, 2017 Laura Patricia Billings Thomasson, 82, peacefully went to be with her Lord. Patty was born in Hays, NC to Claude Erastus Billings and Laura Elledge Billings on May 29, 1935. She graduated from Mountain View High School as valedictorian of her class and from Appalachian State Teacher's College. Patty taught in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system.
Patty's faith was especially evident as she faced death without fear, desiring to meet her Savior. At Calvary Baptist Church, she served as a children's Sunday school teacher, and tutor for children learning English as a second language. Many have benefitted from her patience, wise advice, and example of how to live and love others, making all feel treasured.
She took great interest in her grandkids' sports, music, and educational activities. Spending time with family and friends, serving others, cooking, music, flower gardening, and traveling were among Patty's favorite activities.
Patty is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert Lanier Thomasson; daughter, Anna Feather (Keith) of Greensboro, and grandchildren, Adelyn, Robert, and Zachary, son, Jeff Thomasson (Beth) of Hillsborough, and grandchildren, Luke and Joshua, and daughter, Laura Payne (David) of Clemmons, and grandchildren, Hannah, Rachel and Clayton. She is also survived by her brother; Claude E. Billings Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters; Nelle Woodruff and Hazel Sebastian.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, October 23, 2017, at 11:30a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem with Reverend Gary Byrum officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons, NC following the service. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:15 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 5811, Winston-Salem, NC 27113 or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.