Martha Elizabeth "Libby" (Burnley) Thigpen

June 6, 1947 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Martha Elizabeth "Libby" Burnley Thigpen, 76, of Thomson, Georgia, passed away on August 19, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by family members. She was born on June 6, 1947, in Washington, GA to the late Edgar Truman Burnley and Nada Elizabeth Burnley.

Libby attended Thomson High School, graduating in 1966. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Thomson. Libby was married to her loving husband Wilbur William Thigpen for fifty-six wonderful years.  

During her life, Libby was a dedicated homemaker who loved and cared for her family.  She was known for her fun-loving attitude, her love for dancing, and helping her husband in the yard.  Libby will be deeply missed by her loved ones and all who had the privilege of knowing her. 

Libby is survived in addition to her husband, Wilbur Thigpen, by her daughter Kimberly Elizabeth Thigpen Wilson and her husband Steven Terry Wilson, her son William Lance Thigpen and his wife Lisha Barkley Thigpen; six grandchildren, Danielle Wilson Boutwell and her husband Justin Allen Boutwell, Steven Noah Wilson and his husband Jared Scott Wilson, Hope Raigan Thigpen, Grace Piper Thigpen, Paul Haddon Thigpen, and Joy Blaise Thigpen; one brother Edgar Lawrence Burnley and his wife Virginia Burnley.

A Celebration of Life service to celebrate Libby's life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 24, 2023, in the Thomson First Baptist Church with Dr. David Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated.  Donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Thomson Wheel Chair Ministries. 

The family would like to give appreciation to Traditional Hospice with special thanks to CNA Irish Cart and Chaplin Mike Sides

Please join us in remembering and honoring the life of Libby Thigpen. May she rest with the Lord in eternal peace. 

Friends may call at the residence or at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home.

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August 23, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Curtis Funeral Home
218 West Hall Street
Thomson, GA 30824

Celebration of Life
August 24, 2023

11:00 AM
Thomson First Baptist Church


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