August 11, 1938 - May 4, 2022
Mary Rose Dykes Thomisser, born in Rogersville, Tennessee on August 11, 1938, died peacefully at home with her family on May 4, 2022, following a brief illness from adrenal cancer. Mary had deep family roots in Hawkins and Sullivan Counties in East Tennessee, and is an alumna of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While working in Washington D.C., she met Lt. Werner Thomisser, United States Marines. They married at the Quantico base chapel on November 23, 1961. She spent the next three years at Camp Lejeune, N.C., moving back to the Washington D.C. area where she worked at the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, before raising her family. In 1975, she moved to Charlotte, with her husband’s career, and spent many years driving her kids’ carpools, volunteering at school, cheering at baseball games and attending recitals. After her husband’s retirement, they traveled to Europe on several occasions and visited relatives in Austria. A good day for Mary was gardening in her yard on a beautiful day. She is survived by her husband Werner Thomisser, and her children Stephen Richard Thomisser (Elizabeth Bundy) and daughter Cara Cynthia Thomisser, all of Charlotte. Her beloved and precious grandchildren Abigail and Quillen Thomisser, and William and Henry Jordak, all of Charlotte; and by her brother Dr. Archie Dykes and sister-in-law Nancy of Leawood, Kansas; Brother-in-law Fred Thomisser of White House Station, New Jersey; and sister-in-law Linda Dykes, Rogersville, Tennessee. Mrs. Thomisser is of the Baptist faith. Funeral will be graveside for immediate family at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, Weddington, NC. The family would like to thank Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, and the wonderful team of Certified Nurse Assistants, who so lovingly and professionally cared for Mary. Donations in her name can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Memphis, TN.
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