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Nancy Lodge Thomas

Died: January 30, 2019

Nancy Lodge Thomas, age 89, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. She was born on July 12, 1929 in White Hall, Va., to John Bruce Lodge and Winifred Smith Lodge, who named her Nancy Bruce Lodge. She graduated from Stonewall High School in Clear Brook, Va., where she was voted “Best L…read more

Nancy Lodge Thomas, age 89, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. She was born on July 12, 1929 in White Hall, Va., to John Bruce Lodge and Winifred Smith Lodge, who named her Nancy Bruce Lodge. She graduated from Stonewall High School in Clear Brook, Va., where she was voted “Best Looking” in the senior class. Following graduation, she was employed at the Shenandoah Valley National Bank and the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Winchester, Va. On June 18,1949, she married Kenneth “Ken” Elton Thomas and they enjoyed 65 happy years together until Ken passed in 2014. They lived in the same house on Lambden Avenue for 60 years before moving to Hilltop House in 2013. They joined First Presbyterian Church in 1951, where they both served as active members in many capacities. Nancy became active in Presbyterian Women/Women of the Church, serving as Circle Chairman, President and Secretary and on many committees. She was presented with an Honorary Life Membership Award for her service to Presbyterian Women. Also, she was instrumental in forming Presbyterian Women’s Bereavement Ministry team and led that group from 1993 until the summer of 2012. In addition, she served on the church’s Living Memorial team. A charter member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority’s Alpha Omega Chapter that was formed in Winchester in 1953, she was an active member for 20 years and served as President, Educational Director, State Secretary and assisted with all community projects. Through ESA, she became involved with the Winchester-Frederick County Heart Fund. For many years, she supervised the area’s February door-to-door heart campaign. The campaign included soliciting hundreds of volunteers throughout the city and county, seeking funds and distributing educational materials to fight heart disease. On June 29, 1985 in Richmond, Va., the Virginia affiliate of the American Heart Association presented her with an Achievement Award for 25 years of outstanding service. In the years following this award, she continued to work on projects that would benefit the heart cause. She was a member of the first class of Blue Ridge Hospice, Inc., in 1981. Over the years, she served Hospice with special events and mailings. She served on the Winchester City School Board from 1972-1976. A sweet, gentle, compassionate and selfless soul, Nancy was truly one of God’s angels on earth, someone who put the needs of others far above her own. Countless homemade lemon pound cakes and vegetable stews were prepared for friends who were sick or had suffered a loss. Her homemade applesauce was a delicious treat enjoyed by many. At various times in her life, she enjoyed attending auction sales, refinishing furniture and baking. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, she was dedicated in service to friends, neighbors, elderly ladies and most of all, family. Nancy will be missed so much by all who knew and loved her dearly. She is survived by a daughter, Sara Thomas Hunt (Chris) of Richmond, Va.; a son, Bradford Lodge Thomas of Dallas; two grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Hunt of Atlanta and Andrew Lodge Hunt of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Rebecca Lodge Crockett of Durham, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her brother, John William Lodge. Sara and Brad would like to give special thanks to Kelly Lodge Allegra, Mom’s niece, and Becky McAboy Wisecarver, a close family friend, for the loving care and friendship that they shared with Mom and Dad over the years. A visitation will be held at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, from 10 AM-Noon on Monday, Feb. 11. A service at First Presbyterian Church will be held at 2:30 PM on Monday, Feb. 11 with a reception following the service. Burial will be private at Mount Hebron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mom asked that memorial gifts be made to the Living Memorial Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA 22601, or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 11, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

Amherst Chapel

Address:

1600 Amherst Street
Winchester,VA 22601

Service Information

Date: Monday, February 11, 2019

Time: 02:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church

Address:

116 South Loudoun Street
Winchester,VA22601

Cemetery Information

Private
Mount Hebron Cemetery


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Living Memorial Fund at First Presbyterian Church
116 S. Loudoun Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Blue Ridge Hospice
333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405
Winchester, Virginia 22601


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