Edith Forester Tysinger, 82, of Wilmington, NC, wife of Raymond M. Tysinger (deceased) died on Monday, July 5, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
She was born in Winston-Salem, NC on October 23, 1938 to John and Ada Forester. Edith graduated from Mineral Springs High School in 1957 and went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Raymond, on July 1, 1961. They were married for over 52 years until he passed away in 2013 and had three daughters and three grandchildren.
Edith was an amazing cook and well known for her baking skills. She felt the importance of having a home cooked meal on the table every evening and a huge
breakfast every Sunday. Pancakes were her favorite. Meals at her table were for family time and were full of laughter, love and wonderful food. Everyone loved her
Chicken Pot Pie, Lasagna, Chocolate Cream Pie and Peanut Butter Cheesecake to name a few. Edith did not buy Oreos for her family (no offense to those delicious
treats) but instead made sure they had warm Oatmeal Cookies right out of the oven, a tradition that she passed on to her daughters.
Edith is survived by her three daughters, Lori Tysinger Melton and husband Larry, Angie Tysinger Green and husband Paul, Cheryl Tysinger Price and husband Jeff,
her three grandchildren, Rachel Meredith Schmidlin, Adam Lewis Green and Amelia Rae Green. She is also survived by her sister, Penny Garris and husband
Bill, brother Ken Forester and wife Karen, sister-in-law Pat Forester, sister-in-law Patsy Tysinger Cranfill along with numerous nieces and nephews and a
temperamental orange tabby cat named Murray.
Edith was a fiercely dedicated mother and grandmother to her daughters and three grandchildren. Family came first and was above all else, a value that she instilled in
all those around her. She was funny, loving and generous to a fault. Edith loved all animals and never said no when her children brought home a stray, even if it was a
squirrel. The void left by her absence will be impossible to fill.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Wilmington, NC. They provided incredible care for Edith in her
final days and her family will be forever grateful to them for helping to create a beautiful and loving experience for everyone.
Services will be announced at a later date.
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