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August 2, 2023

Our dear Mother, Wife, Sister, Friend and Nana, Edith Moore-Thomas, sadly passed away on August 2, 2023. She was a wonderful beacon of light in all the lives that she touched. Edith was cherished by many and well loved by the community. She played many roles, but the role that she revered the most was being a Nana.

Edie, as she was affectionately known as, was born at Manhattan Hospital in Harlem, NY, but grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She attended P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks Elementary School in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Franklin D. Roosevelt High School at the age of 17. Thereafter, Edie attended administrative school, enhancing her skills and abilities. She had a successful career at the Community Service Society for over 20 years. During her time there, she facilitated quilting workshops for the youth of the community expressing another passion of hers, one she shared with her mother, Rose Moore.

Edie was an avid seamstress and quilter, creating dolls and masterpieces for all.

After retirement, her goal was to move out of the city into a home that she could call her own. She relocated to Hopewell, VA with her husband of 20 years, Thomaseana Thomas, lovingly known as “Thom”.

Edie leaves her legacy to her husband, Thomaseana Thomas; daughter, Colette Wilkerson; son, Barrett Sexton; granddaughters, Breanniah Jenay Bates, Jaidah-Rene Wilkerson and Elleniya Sexton; grandson, Reginald Wilkerson; great grandchildren, Dante Johnson, Jaeden Johnson and Trinity Black. Her torch will be carried ono by her loving siblings, James Moore, Jr, Eden Ajrian-Omari and Diane Jefferson. She also leaves behind a host of cousins, other relatives and friends who will miss her deeply.

Services will be held 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road, Chester, VA, the Rev. Johnnie Fleming, Jr., Pastor and eulogist.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.