Thelma Edward Slade Privette, 82, peacefully went home to be with her Lord in the early morning hours of December 28. 2011. Thelma was born on November 1, 1929, in Nashville, Georgia, to Mattie Thelma Fletcher and Edward Price Slade. She was the youngest of six children and was predeceased by four of her five Siblings – Norman Slade, Eula Lee, Dorothy Kilgore, and Mary Sirman. Her remaining living sister, Betty Phillips, resides in Florida. Thelma lived
with her husband of sixty-two years, Junius Gordon Privette, in Bishopville, S.C. until December, 2000, when they moved to North Carolina to be closer to their children. Her husband went home to be with the Lord in July, 2006. Thelma was a resident atCarolina House of Wake Forest for several years following her husband’s death and was in the Hospice Home in Raleigh, N.C. when she died. She is survived by her three sons and their wives: Ed and Eleanor Privette, Bobby and Dawn Privette, and Tommy and Alma Privette. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and was predeceased by another granddaughter, SSgt. Lori Anne Privette, who died in January, 2004.
Thelma’s memorial service will be held at her “home” church, Hebron United Methodist Church, Bishopville, S.C. on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be given to Hebron United Methodist Church or to Hospice Home of Wake County.