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    Friday, March 30 2018
    Thelma Edwards Tisdale

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 03:21 pm   |  Permalink   |  5 Comments  |  Email
    We are sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. We always enjoyed talking with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Posted by Michael and Norma Jean on 03/31/2018 - 05:35 PM
    My sympathy is with Thelma's family. She loved her family, church members, and playing golf. We enjoyed our morning walks at the gym in Kenbridge until she moved to Richmond to be near her family. May God bless each of you.
    Posted by Nancy Alder on 03/31/2018 - 05:40 PM
    Our sincere sympathy in your loss. May God go with each member of her family in the months ahead without her. Lots of love to Mabel and her family especially.
    Posted by Barbara Hudson on 03/31/2018 - 06:47 PM
    So sorry to hear such sad news. Prayers for the family. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Posted by Rhonda Gee Clements on 03/31/2018 - 10:28 PM
    Many fond memories of spending time with Thelma and Renison, Kitty, Herb, and Patsy with Mom and Dad. Thelma taught me the art of putting - enjoyed playing golf with her. Deepest sympathy to Beverly, Rennie and family.
    Posted by Abigail Barnes on 04/05/2018 - 11:02 AM

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    Tisdale, Thelma Edwards, 91, entered the heavenly kingdom peacefully on March 30, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Reuben and Ethel Edwards of Lawrenceville, VA. Thelma was predeceased by her loving husband, Renison William Tisdale of Kenbridge, VA. along with brother Kennon Edwards (Frances) of Charlotte, NC., brother Robert Edwards of Stephens City, VA and sister Marie Wiltshire (Dick) of Richmond, VA. She is survived by son, Rennie Tisdale of Chesapeake; daughter Beverly Kee (Ray) of Manakin-Sabot: granddaughter, Kathryn Newsom (Matt); grandson, Alan Kreisa (Candice); grandson, Renison Tisdale; twin great-granddaughters, Taylor and Claire Newsom; and great-grandsons Austin Lacrosse and William Kreisa. Surviving are sister, Mabel Brewer (Wilbur) and sister-in-law June Edwards. Thelma was born June 17, 1926 in Brunswick County and graduated from Lawrenceville High School. She attended Mary Washington College for one year before returning home to work at Fort Pickett during WWII. She married Renison Tisdale in 1948 and together they made their home in Kenbridge where they were members of the Kenbridge Baptist Church. Thelma taught youth Sunday School, directed the youth choir and sang alto in the chancel choir for over 50 years. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed many years playing at Lunenburg Country Club and in the Southside Women’s Golf Association. In her spare time she took great pleasure in her cats, a good book, a competitive hand of bridge, her extended family of friends who resided on The Hill and of course her role as Nana. In 2005 Thelma moved from Kenbridge to Lakewood Manor in Henrico County and attended Second Baptist Church.  A funeral service will be held in the Kenbridge Baptist Church on Monday, April 2 at 2pm followed by burial in the Kenbridge Heights Cemetery.  Family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 12:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kenbridge Baptist Church,  P. O Box 445, Kenbridge, VA. 23944. Clarke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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