Alice W. Lynch

Published 4:10 pm Friday, June 4, 2021

Alice Dillon Walker Lynch, age 87, of Washington, N.C., died Thursday June 3, 2021. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family.  

Alice (Dill) was born on February 23, 1934 in Creswell, NC., the daughter of Harry Gambol Walker and Rena Hoyt Harding Walker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Bud Lynch, Jr. and sister, Marina Hoyt Walker. She graduated from Washington High School in 1952 and from St. Mary’s Junior College in 1954. She made her debut at the Terpsichorean Ball of North Carolina in 1953. Dill graduated from Woman’s College in 1956, now UNC- Greensboro.

Dill was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to travel and enjoyed many trips with her family and friends. She was a teacher, coach and literacy volunteer. Dill was an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where she married Bud Lynch on July 27, 1957. She served several terms on the vestry and two years as Senior Warden. She served as president of St. Peter’s ECW and was past president of the ECW in the Diocese of East Carolina. She was also a past member of the Diocesan Executive council, past member of the Standing committee in the Diocese of East Carolina and a past trustee of the Diocese of East Carolina. She was past delegate to Triennial of the National ECW and twice Deputy to General Convention of the Episcopal Church from the Diocese of East Carolina. Dill was an avid reader and was a member of the Reviewers Book Club as well as a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of N.C.  

Dill was active in sports all her life and excelled at many including tennis, basketball and golf. Even in later years, she loved coaching from the sidelines and watching favorite college athletes on TV. She never backed down from a challenge and enjoyed each competition to the fullest. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends at the river and the beach. 

Dill is survived by her children, Marina Lynch Stevenson (Lindsay) of Elizabeth City. Murray Walker Lynch (Stacey), Augusta Lynch Batchelor (Bill), all of Washington. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Paul Stevenson, Will Stevenson, Daniel Stevenson, Rena Stevenson, Matt Batchelor (Hannah), Beth Batchelor Ciment (Connor), Keais Lynch, Katherine Lynch and Sarah Lynch.

A special thank you to Dill’s caregivers, Diane, Clarine, Tammy and Melissa. We were all blessed by their loving care.

A funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 1:00 on June 6th. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 5th at Paul Funeral Home in Washington at 5:30 – 7:00 pm and other times at 212 West 11th Street, Washington. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Peter’s Church All Souls Fund, 101 North Bonner Street, Washington, N.C. or to the Rena Harding Walker and Julia Borden Lee Scholarship at St. Mary’s School, 900 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27603

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