Funeral services for Gloria Jeanette (Mamaw) Thomas were held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church in Jewett. Bro. Ray Payne officiated. Interment followed at Little Flock Cemetery.
Visitation was on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, with the family present, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett.
Gloria Jeanette Thomas of Jewett, Texas went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 4, 2021, at the age of 81.
Jeanette was born on August 15, 1940 in Waller, Texas to Ocie and Florence Harris. She was a devoted wife to Doug Thomas for 44 years and they were most known for their open door and open table. Jeanette’s love for people was shown through her willingness to share her home. Those rooms sheltered many families through the years before becoming a playground for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She considered her greatest accomplishment to be the raising of little ones, whether or not they be her own. Jeanette’s life was a revolving door of people she loved until the very end.
She is survived by her sons, David Odom, Richard Odom & wife Latrelle, Douglas (Cricket) Thomas & wife Brenda, and Darren Thomas & wife Jo; five grandchildren, Lindsey Judson & husband Jody, Chad Thomas & wife Jordan, Haley Dixon & husband Jim, Rayna Schwartz & husband Landon, Mikaela Reese & husband David; twelve great-grandchildren, Parker, Pace, Peri, Porter, Dakota, Jocelyn, Lydia, Rafe, Ryder, Ramsey, Hudson, and Stran; her brother, Eugene Harris & wife Eileen; her sister, Yvonne Thomas; and her brother-in-law, Cecil Finke.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her father, Ocie; her mother, Florence; her sister, Shirley; and her husband, Doug.
“Her children arise up and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28
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