Imogene LaMarche



HOLLY RIDGE - Imogene Thrasher LaMarche, 81, of Holly Ridge, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Jones Funeral Home, Holly Ridge Chapel, with Rev. Ronald Penny officiating. Burial will follow at St. Phillips Episcopal Church Cemetery.
Mrs. LaMarche was born in Lawrence County, AL and was the daughter of the late William and Grace Shelton Thrasher. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Dean Thrasher and Arnold Thrasher of Decatur, AL; and her sister, Shelby Thrasher, all of Decatur, AL.
Mrs. LaMarche worked as a manager and nurse with the medical clinic at Sneads Ferry. Imogene better known as Mama Jean was a loving wife and devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. She dearly loved her community and her many cherished friends. Born and raised in Alabama her travels through life finally came to rest in Holly Ridge, NC, in June 1969. Through the years the family grew and settled in NC and although her heart remained true for her family in Alabama she knew Holly Ridge, NC was home.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Lawrence P. LaMarche of the home; one son, Mike Jones of Greenville; three daughters, Sandra Penny and her husband, Lee of Jacksonville, FL, Cathy Raynor and her husband, Victor of Holly Ridge and Sheila Cox and her husband, Jerry of Holly Ridge: one stepson, John LaMarche and his wife, Michele of Vermilion, OH; two stepdaughters, Christine Wolf and husband, Mark of Nixa, MO and Deborah Pioprowski of San Antonio, TX; two brothers, Wendell Thrasher of Moulton, AL and Winford Thrasher and his wife, Freida of Kalamazoo, MI; one sister, Aline Wiley and her husband, Max of Danville, AL; one honorary sister, Nadean Thrasher of Decatur, AL; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1235 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (1.844.632.2278).