Lynette Copeland Thomason

January 26, 1952 - June 1, 2008

01/26/1952 - 06/01/2008

Past Services

Tuesday June 03, 2008
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Friday June 06, 2008
2:00 pm
Courthouse Community United Methodist Church
2708 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
757-427-3272 | Directions
Friday June 06, 2008
3:00 pm
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions

Lynette C. Thomason

VIRGINIA BEACH- Lynette Copeland Thomason, 56, passed away on June 1, 2008.
She retired after 26 years as a school teacher with the Chesapeake Public School System.

Mrs. Thomason is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert D. Thomason; two sons, Dennis D. Thomason and wife, Beth, and Christopher L. Thomason and wife, Jessica; four grandchildren, Arden, Noah, Evan and Cayden Thomason; her parents, Lester E. and Jacqueline Copeland; two sisters, Patricia Parron and Leslie Stowell; and a multitude of friends.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 2:00pm at the Community United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be shared with the family at

Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Ben Tiner
8 years ago

Bob, Dennis and Chris,

We share your heartfelt sorrow in Lynette’s passing. She was and will always be a wonderful person, mother and teacher. Her awesome legacy is her family and students. Our prayers are with you all.

Ben and Theresa Tiner

Brenda Gibson Davidson
8 years ago

Dear Bob and Family, I graduated with Lynette from Longwood in 1974. There are 7 of us who were very close. 6 of us married and we are all with the original husbands. Seems we sure know how to pick terrific men.

Lynette is the first of us to pass on. I am so sorry for your loss. Steve, my husband, remembered her as a very nice person. He is right–she would do anything for you. She was a giving lady with a big heart.

I do hope you find solace in the faces of your children and grandchildren. They are certainly a reflection of the goodness of Lynette.

She will be missed.


Carol B. Price
8 years ago

Dear Bob, I was one of Lynette’s suitemates at Longwood and although we had not stayed in touch, I thought of her often. I was saddened to hear of her death when Linda called me. Prayers are with you and your family.

Carol Price

Linda Wilson Campbell
8 years ago

Dear Bob,Dennis,Christopher, and the rest of the family,

My sister called me today and I am in shock. Words can not express my feelings to you all. It is like losing my sister.Even tho we did not communicate much in the past years I always thought of Lynette on her special days. We shared a great time together as roommates in college. Just know mine and Howard’s thoughts and prayers are with you. Please get in touch with me when the time is right. Love, Linda, Howard and Meredith

Suzanne Crouse
8 years ago

Dear Thomason family,as a former colleague of Lynette’s at Deep Creek Intermediate School, I have many fond memories of sharing the challenges of being a teacher with her. Her cheerful perseverance and loving patience was an example for all of us. You are all in my prayers.

Ardonia Howard
8 years ago

I wanted to let you know that your family is in my prayers. Know that God will comfort and strengthen you during this time of bereavement. I worked with Lynette at Hugo A. Owens Middle School. In fact, we opened the building together and worked together as a team until she retired. Once again, I pray for your peace and strength. Most of all, hold on to the memories for they will definitely help to ease the pain!

Craig Waymon
8 years ago

I’am very sorry to hear of the loss of Lynette,she was a very special person.Even though I had not talked to her in 35+ years I still have fond memories of High School and College days.Please accept my sorrow.

S.Craig Waymon


Williamston N.C.

June Kates
8 years ago

Lynette and I worked together at Deep Creek Intermediate and Hugo Owens Middle School. In fact I’m still using material that she gave me when she retired. She was a kind, wonderful, gentle soul. She spoke lovingly of her husband and family and often shared pictures of her growing sons. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

June Kates

Ken & Theresa Wagar
8 years ago

Mr. Thomason & Family,

You & your family are in our prayers. May our Lord God remain over you and your family and give you peace that passes all understanding and strength as you move forward. Ken & Theresa.

Cindy Payne
8 years ago

Trish, Bob & Jeff

We are all so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know we are all thinking of you and if we can do anything for any of you please don’t be afraid to ask. You are in our prayers. The Payne Family