Wanda Faye Thorpe

August 5, 1932 - December 2, 2007
Wanda Faye Thorpe

Faye Beatty Thorpe passed away December 2, 2007.

She was born on August 5, 1932 in Roseboro, NC and was the daughter of the late James Mavin Beatty and Lillian Parsons Beatty.

She moved to Wilmington to attend James Walker School of Nursing where she graduated in 1953. She met and married the late James Lawrence Thorpe of Wilmington , NC.

Faye is survived by her two daughters Wanda Elizabeth Thorpe and Allison Faye Thorpe of Wilmington, brothers J M Beatty and wife Linda Sorrels Beatty, Roseboro, NC, sisters Barbara Ann Beatty, Clinton, NC, and Clarice Beatty Mitchell, Fayetteville, NC, brother in law Linwood Thorpe and his wife Libby, Wilmington, NC,numerous aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.

A memorial service and reception to celebrate her life will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd with Reverend Terry Leigh Buckner officiating.

The family and friends would like to thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the excellent care they provided.

Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Faye was an independent thinker. Her quick wit, love and laughter were infectious. She touched many lives. A quote from her college annual summed her up pretty well…

“They made her, and threw away the pattern”

She was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed.


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  • December 03, 2007
    Mary Urban says:
    She was a good neighboro and a wonderful person. I will sorely miss chating with her on cool evenings and seeing her bright infectous smile.

  • December 06, 2007
    Charlie Newman says:
    We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I worked for your Granddaddy and Uncle JM when I was a teenager. I remember all of you coming down to visit them during the years I worked for them. Our prayers go out to you and your Uncle and Aunts also. Judy and Charlie Newman

  • December 04, 2007
    Mabel Hall says:
    To Wanda and Allison, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. I was born in Roseboro and knew the Beatty's well. JM's wife, Linda, and I are very good friends, and Oliver Beatty graduated with me. Just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless.

  • December 06, 2007
    Kim, John & Jessica Baltos says:
    Ms. Faye was very special to us. She was a wonderful neighbor and good friend for more than 10 years. Ms. Faye will truely be missed. Our Deepest Sympathy & Love, John, Kim & Jessica