Edra King Thompson

January 26, 1935 - June 24, 2022

01/26/1935 - 06/24/2022

Edra King Thompson, 87, of Hendersonville, passed away at the Elizabeth House on June 24, 2022. A native and lifelong resident of Hendersonville, she was the daughter of the late Lewis A. and Mae Potts King. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dexter J. Thompson, who died in 2016.

Edra was a graduate of Flat Rock High School and a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and devoted mother who volunteered for 25 years at the Asheville VA Hospital.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Bayne (Jerry) and Teresa McCrary (Mike) of Hendersonville; her grandchildren, Christy Mills (Kelly), Angela Bayne, April Sykes, Amber Young (Jeremy), Aaron Eli Laughter (Marianne), and Kathy McCrary; her great-grandchildren: Dalton and Logan Mills, Haley Mills Evans, Cameron Simms, Emerson Sykes, Pearson, Carrick, and Leighton Young and Heidie Laughter; great-great-grandchildren; Whitney and Hadden Evans; brothers, Jerry King, and Benjamin Richard King.

A private graveside service for the immediate family will be held on July 1, 2022, per Edra’s wishes.

Memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice Foundation by mail at 211 N Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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Betty Hardin Gibbs
1 year ago

I am sharing this for my mother Betty Hardin Gibbs in Flat Rock NC.
Mom says I lost a dear friend. We live next door to the church and my mother was a member there for many years. I just now realized Edra had passed away. I will miss her friendship and talking to her. Love Betty and Todd

Curtis and Pat Dubreuil
1 year ago

It was an honor and a privilege to have been Miss Edra’s pastor for so many years. Truly, she is “worth far above rubies” (Prov. 31:10). Pat and I will miss her irrepressible smile and beautiful demeanor which could not be diminished even by illness. We will greatly miss her until the time when we will all be gathered beyond the river. Her greatest legacy that she leaves behind is her family. She dearly loved her family and they loved her. She never missed an opportunity to tell of their accomplishments. What we are all challenged to do is to fully (and literally) embrace the God of her fathers.

The memory of the just is blessed (Prov. 10:7)

Curtis and Pat Dubreuil

Diane Grant
1 year ago

Edra and I were poll workers at every election at the Armory precinct for many, many years. She was always so cordial and helpful to everyone. I loved seeing her at each election, always so well dressed with all matching accessories. I was always proud to know and work with her.

Allison Pfotzer
1 year ago

I have so many joyful memories of lunches, cookouts, and barbecues on my auntie Deborah’s wonderful porch. Edra always had a sweet smile, hug, and “how you doing hun?” And she always wanted to really know how we were doing and what we’d be up to—every member of our big blended southern clan of Baynes, Thompsons, Kings, Mills, Sykes, Youngs, Pfotzers and on. I am so grateful for all those afternoons (especially the ones down by the river) and our wonderful clan, from which Edra will be eternally missed.
Teresa and auntie Deborah, you are in my thoughts & prayers.
With love & condolences,

Sharon & Tommy King
1 year ago

Deborah, Teresa & family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family at this difficult time. Your parents were the best aunt and uncle that anyone could have. We will miss Edra , we already miss Dexter, but we will see them again in Heaven.
Cherish all the good memories you shared together. We had good times growing up.
We love you both, and your family.
Love, Sharon and Tommy

Leshea Ward & Edgar Ward
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Your mom had the most beautiful handwriting and we always look forward to her Christmas Cards.
Both your parents meant so much to our family. Much love, comfort and blessings, Edgar, Leshea & Family

Diane Adcock Sargent
1 year ago

Such a beautiful women! All my thoughts and love are sent to the family! May God hold each of you very close and comfort you during this time. God bless you!

1 year ago

Theresa I have a lot of memories of your mom and dad ! They we’re great people and they are missed already sorry for the loss of your mom

Pegi Cairnes
1 year ago

Oh, Dickie, I’m so sorry to read about Edra. Had no idea she had even been ill. I always enjoyed talking with her when I brought mama & grace to your class functions. I know you’ll miss her terribly. Love to all.

Brenda Whaley
1 year ago

I have so many memories of your mom (and dad) growing up and spending some time in Hendersonville during the summers! I’m so glad I was able to visit with her a few years ago! Praying for you as you walk this road. Love you!