Edith Rose DeGraff Thornett

Published 11:26 am Friday, January 29, 2021

Mrs. Edith Rose DeGraff Thornett, 82, of Heather Court, Mocksville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 202, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born on April 28, 1938 in Guilford County to the late Hugh Lee and Rosia Keck DeGraff. Mrs. Thornett was a member of Smith Grove United Methodist Church where she loved her church family.She enjoyed making crafts, especially chrismons and had been the owner of Ceramics by Edythe. She retired as a unit secretary with Baptist Hospital after 30 years. She was devoted to her family, as family was everything to her. She always organized family reunions and was known as a second mom to her nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Alfred Richardson Joseph Thornett; and her siblings, Edwin DeGraff (Lorraine), Harold DeGraff (Betty), Billy DeGraff (Dot), Jackie Ardinger (Ben) (Vic), Hugh DeGraff Jr. (Hilda) (Elma) and Mary Anglin (Bill).

Survivors: her children, Terry Thornett (Kathy) of Mocksville and Teresa Dodson (Mark) of Colfax; 5 grandchildren, Brian Thornett, Steven Dodson (Chrissy), Anthony Dodson (Beth), Casey Dodson and Stephanie Dodson; 5 great-grandchildren, Corbin Athan, Aiden Dodson, Sadie Dodson, Liam Dodson and Lucas Dodson; a sister, Helen Phillips (Austin) of Stokesdale; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date with inurnment in the Smith Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery columbarium.

Memorials: Smith Grove UMC, memo line: Disaster Relief Fund, 3492 US 158, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.