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Mrs. Kirstin Denice (Womble) Thomas, 44, of Bear Creek, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Friday, August 18, 2023, at UNC Hospice House in Pittsboro, NC.
Kirstin Womble Thomas, affectionately known as “Kiss” to most friends and family members, was born October 18, 1978, and raised in Bear Creek, NC to Floyd and Beverly Womble. She grew up surrounded by a big, loving family, including her brother, Dedrick, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins who were more like siblings.
Kirstin was one of those rare souls we meet in life who was not only easy to love but easy to like. If you found yourself not liking Kiss for some reason, then YOU were definitely the problem. With a smile that lit up the darkest places, she was genuinely kind, giving, loving, and helpful, and there was nothing she wouldn’t do for others. And Kiss was just that—a doer. Not one for too much debating but for taking action and problem-solving.
Kirstin graduated from Chatham Central High School in 1997, enrolled that same year at NC A&T State University (AGGIE PRIDE), and graduated in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science. Kirstin and her husband, Tommy, met as students at A&T and spent lots of time in the same circles of friends, but it wasn’t until years later that they saw each other for who they truly were to one another, and they were married September 26 th 2009. To that union were born Tommy III (Tre), and Avery Rose (Ave).
Kirstin enjoyed working in the Information Technology field in various positions and diverse places, including Indianapolis and Germany but was blessed to most recently be able to work remotely from her own home in Bear Creek as a Dev Ops Specialist with GSK. Always there to help wherever needed, one of Kirstin’s most cherished roles was as an Adult Sunday School Teacher at St. Luke United Church of Christ in Goldston, where she served faithfully for years.
In November 2021 after being admitted to the hospital for symptoms related to Transverse Myelitis, Kirstin was informed that the condition was caused by an aggressive type of breast cancer. But Kirstin was just as aggressive. For months, The Lord and her loved ones helped her fight, and she made a remarkable recovery from Transverse Myelitis and had a reprieve from her cancer battle.
During that time, which she considered a precious gift from God, she was able to return home to her family, return to work, serve others in whatever ways she was able and available, go on well-deserved vacations to the beach, her favorite place to relax, and once again enjoy the company of the family and friends she always held so dear.
Unknowingly, the breast cancer metastasized. After re-admission to the hospital on July 31, 2023, Kirstin only had to fight a short while before she was given her eternal rest and redeemed her gift of everlasting life with her Savior on Friday, August 18th 2023 with a host of loved ones at her bedside.
Remaining here to cherish her memory are her faithful and adoring husband, Tommy Jr.; precious children, Tommy III and Avery; a dear god-son, Jonas Williams; loving parents, Floyd and Beverly Womble; devoted brother, Dedrick Womble (Kim) of Ashburn, VA; and a multitude of god-parents, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and dear friends.
Kiss, Kizzy, Wife, Mommy, Daughter, Granddaughter, Goddaughter, Sister, Auntie, Cousin, Niece, Friend, Schoolmate, Colleague…Kirstin had so many important names and roles in her short time here with us. But she is now living eternally, fully enjoying the primary role she was created for, being forever free to worship her Lord, Jesus. Maybe He’ll let her come see about us every now and then. We love you Kiss, and we look forward to the day we will see you again in our eternal home in Heaven.
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