Myrtle Ealaine Thomas entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in her home surrounded by family. She was born on June 14, 1957 in Caroline Co. VA to Margaret M. Lewis, and the late Edward G. Lewis. She joined Saint Luke Baptist Church at an early age, and attended Caroline Co. Public Schools.
Following graduation, she attended NC A&T, in Greensboro, NC. While residing in Greensboro, NC it became her second home, and she gained many lifelong friends. She was employed by Safford Dodge for many years, leading in car sells and later as a manager. She was joined in Holy Matrimony with Ronald F. Thomas on December 11, 2006 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Her father Edward G. Lewis, and sister Evelyn Moore precede her home going. Her beloved mother Margaret Lewis, devoted husband Ronald F. Thomas, and two daughters Kawanza Lewis, and Karla Lewis survive her as well as five sisters Marie Moore, Ellie Brown (Phillip), Doris Ann Lewis, Adell Green, Vernell Lewis, and brother Salim Shabazz; three sister-in-laws Evelyn Bilal, Francine Burrell, Dale Dockery (Charles), and three stepchildren Kenneth Thomas, Ricardo Thomas, and Juanesta Thomas; three grandchildren Alaina, Elijah, and Micah; and six step grandchildren Demetrick, Kaila, Kiara, Brent, Draylon, and Alexis. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, close friends, and coworkers she loved so much.
Marilyn, as she liked to be called, never met a stranger. She was generous to all, hardworking, strong, and devoted to her family. Her smile and laughter will be missed, and memories of her never forgotten.
Owens Funeral Service (Ashland)
Monday February 26th, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm
104 Green Chimney CT
Ashland, VA 23005
Tuesday February 27th, 2018
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Iris Dean lit a candle on Mar 11 2018 12:35:14 AM
My sincere condolences to the family in this most difficult time. I just wanted to share some comforting scriptures that I pray bring you comfort. The Holy Bible reveals that God purposes to remove all the distressing conditions that cause sorrow and pain, including death. He promises: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things will passed away"-Revelation 21:3, 4. Very soon all our tears of sorrow will be turned into tears of joy, for this is God's promise to us.
Submitted by Leon family on Mar 6 2018 07:28:40 AM
I love you pea and cant explain how much im gonna miss you. I will always remember your sweet voice, junk talking and the many laughs we shared ( lord knows we had soms great times)! Rest in peace Pea❤
Submitted by Cynthia (3 peas in a pod) on Mar 5 2018 04:36:43 PM
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Kawanza Lewis lit a candle on Mar 3 2018 10:48:25 AM
My dear sister Myrtle, words will never explain how much we are going to miss you. Being in your presence made our day. We use to look forward to you coming down ax free Church on Sundays. Even though you always picked with your sisters about everything, just to show reverence in how much you love each of us. Your kindness and faithfulness to this family will never be forgotten. Thank you for all the happy times we use to have growing up together. Your girls are so much like you, out going, friendly, protective, and love to be bin charge. Rest on my dear sister , your brother is our brother now...lol. and we will take very good care of him...Love you Forever!!!
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Linda Carter Wax (fellow classmate) lit a candle on Feb 27 2018 11:58:06 AM
I will truly miss you my friend. Your kindness, smile and personality always knew how to bring a smile to my face even on a bad day. You were a true inspiration for all of us that were fortunate enough to know you. May you rest in peace. My prayers and heart go out to each and everyone of you. Mrs. Thomas will be greatly missed by so many... Amy Ferris, Prime Care Family Care
Submitted by Amy Ferris on Feb 27 2018 09:24:59 AM
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