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Vivian Thomas Monds

April 21, 1951 — November 4, 2022

   Vivian Marie Thomas Monds, 71, of 409 West Durham Street, Kill Devil Hills, NC, died Friday, November 4, 2022 in Sentara Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.

   Mrs. Monds was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on April 21, 1951, and was the daughter of the late Earis Deral and Verdie Mae Dixon Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John and E.D. “Tom” Thomas, Jr.

   Many will remember her working at the former Beacon Motor Lodge in Nags Head where for 27 years she served as the desk clerk, registering guests, giving directions, and doing her best in assuring the visitors enjoyed their stay at the Outer Banks.

   Surviving is her husband of 45 years, Michael E. Monds; two daughters, Dawn Denton (husband, Rick) of Kitty Hawk and Christine Kent (husband, Steven) of Greensboro, GA; a sister, Katherine Richardson, and a brother, Stephen Thomas, both of Portsmouth; and three grandchildren, Dayna Denton, Alec Denton, and Brianna Kent.

   The family is planning a memorial service in celebration of her life to be held on her birthday next April. Those arrangements, when finalized, will be updated to this obituary.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to any chapter of the SPCA, or other animal care organizations.

   Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made to

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