Miriam Tomlinson was born January 27th, 1928, in Charleston, South Carolina. Daughter of the late Clarence and Ida Morrison, and elder sister to the late Judge Clarence Robert Morrison. Miriam entered into eternal rest, Friday, May 25th 2018, at the age of 90.
An alumni of Burke High School in Charleston, and a rising basketball star, Miriam was also an active member of Morris Street Baptist Church, where she played piano and sang on the church choir. Her adult career had her transition from a seamstress, into Data Management at Dun & Bradstreet.
Mother to James Marvin Myers and Linda Joyce Myers-Long, having been divorced from their father, she later met and married the love of her life, Mr. Thomas Stewart Tomlinson, a carpenter from Kingston, Jamaica. Adamant about making sure the world had the privilege of meeting his wife, he took her on two world tours.
Miriam was a social butterfly, hosting a number of family related events, almost quarterly, she prepared an outstanding roast beef and gravy, baked mac and cheese, and her famous Hoppin' John. After dinner, we all looked forward to an exciting game of dominoes, bingo, and pokeno.
As she travels forward, Miriam leaves behind 4 loving generations. Her two children: James and his wife (Claudette); Linda and her husband (James) Four grandchildren: Marvin and his wife (Tameeka); Nila and her husband (Jeff); Loucresha and her husband (Keith); Levon and his wife (Shannel) 17 great grandchildren: Cassandra, Collin, Romell, Jalen, Ulaysia, Salina, Keith Jr., Lakia, Londynn, M'Lysia, Shai, M'Kenzie, Magnus, Jada, Aniyah, Sanaa, and Levon Jr. 4 great great grandchildren: Royal, Milan, Samir, and Ma'leya. A host of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cousins, and one living Aunt Emily Freeman, who is 99yrs old.
It's been a long time since Grandma remembered all of these little details, which seems ironic, since she was all about the details that made everything extra special. But those of us who love her, and were loved by her, will never forget her. We know how blessed we were, to have spent time and space with the extraordinary woman she was... we love you Grandma.
Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in the C A Haywood Sr. Memorial Chapel beginning at 11:00 AM. There will be no public viewing for Mrs. Tomlinson.
C.A. Haywood, Sr. Memorial Chapel
Saturday June 9th, 2018
11:00am - 2:00pm
2415 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
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On behalf of Cousin Helen Bright Backman & Family and the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Family of North Charleston SC, we offer our sincere condolences.
Submitted by Deacon Ike Archibald on Jun 7 2018 02:51:48 PM
God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He bind up their wounds". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
Submitted by Rachel Morton on Jun 7 2018 12:50:25 PM
On behalf of the Goods, Fisher, & Gray family, we love you Cousin Miriam. Rest in Peace.
Submitted by Renee Goods Fisher on Jun 5 2018 10:54:31 PM
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Lisa Baldwin lit a candle on Jun 5 2018 11:54:28 AM
My deepest sympathy to the family at this time of sorrow. She is in God's care now and what better care could we ever ask for her? Now I pray for your comfort in the days ahead. God bless you and keep you in His tender care and love for all eternity.
Submitted by Carol Alexander on Jun 4 2018 12:12:50 PM
Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. I hope and pray that the God of comfort will strengthen you and your family during your time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians, Chapter 1, verse 3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,"
Submitted by Shirl on Jun 1 2018 11:55:13 AM
My prayers and condolences to the Tomlinson, Durant & Lawrence Family. May your faith in Him and memories of her sooth your aching soul at this very difficult time.
Submitted by Tonya Mizelle Joseph on May 29 2018 08:39:09 PM
Sending my condolences to the family. Im so sorry for your loss. Loucresha Lawrence you and your family are in my prayers. I no how it is to loss and grandma. Just know it will still hurt for a while and you will still cry when you think about her smile but she is your angel now and you can still talk to her. Love you girl
Submitted by Stephanie Coleman on May 28 2018 08:03:04 AM
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