Edith Ann Tysinger

October 23, 1938 - July 5, 2021
Edith Ann Tysinger


Edith Forester Tysinger, 82, of Wilmington, NC, wife of Raymond M. Tysinger (deceased) died on Monday, July 5, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

She was born in Winston-Salem, NC on October 23, 1938 to John and Ada Forester. Edith graduated from Mineral Springs High School in 1957 and went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Raymond, on July 1, 1961. They were married for over 52 years until he passed away in 2013 and had three daughters and three grandchildren.

Edith was an amazing cook and well known for her baking skills. She felt the importance of having a home cooked meal on the table every evening and a huge
breakfast every Sunday. Pancakes were her favorite. Meals at her table were for family time and were full of laughter, love and wonderful food. Everyone loved her
Chicken Pot Pie, Lasagna, Chocolate Cream Pie and Peanut Butter Cheesecake to name a few. Edith did not buy Oreos for her family (no offense to those delicious
treats) but instead made sure they had warm Oatmeal Cookies right out of the oven, a tradition that she passed on to her daughters.

Edith is survived by her three daughters, Lori Tysinger Melton and husband Larry, Angie Tysinger Green and husband Paul, Cheryl Tysinger Price and husband Jeff,
her three grandchildren, Rachel Meredith Schmidlin, Adam Lewis Green and Amelia Rae Green. She is also survived by her sister, Penny Garris and husband
Bill, brother Ken Forester and wife Karen, sister-in-law Pat Forester, sister-in-law Patsy Tysinger Cranfill along with numerous nieces and nephews and a
temperamental orange tabby cat named Murray.

Edith was a fiercely dedicated mother and grandmother to her daughters and three grandchildren. Family came first and was above all else, a value that she instilled in
all those around her. She was funny, loving and generous to a fault. Edith loved all animals and never said no when her children brought home a stray, even if it was a
squirrel. The void left by her absence will be impossible to fill.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Wilmington, NC. They provided incredible care for Edith in her
final days and her family will be forever grateful to them for helping to create a beautiful and loving experience for everyone.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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  • July 09, 2021
    Bridget Gilbert says:
    I loved working with Edith at the Beach Shop. It felt like I had a second grandma. Such a special and talented woman. I’m sorry to hear about her passing. Heaven gained a jewel. Love to you all.

  • July 16, 2021
    Michele LaPaglia Musgrove says:
    Lori, Angie and Cheri, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was one special lady. I have so many fond memories growing up in Runnymede. I remember all the long conversations and laughs we had in your kitchen, it makes me smile. I am sending lots of love and prayers to you and the entire family. Love, Michele

  • July 19, 2021
    Suzanne Foster Carroll says:
    Angie, Lori, Cheri and family, I am very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I remember so many great times spent around your kitchen table late into the evenings. Your mom would join us teenagers around the table and laugh at our antics. She had the sweetest southern accent and always quick to give her opinion about things. Both your parents were great to all us girls in the neighborhood and we were so lucky to grow up in Runnymede. You all are in my prayers during this time.