Mrs. Thomason died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her residence following an extended decline of health.
Born Aug. 3, 1930, in Franklin, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Jabel Flanagan and the late Ann Calloway Flanagan England. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, William “Bill” England; son, Patrick Thomason; sister, Mary Frances Hurst; and brother, Jimmy Lee Flanagan.
Mrs. Thomason and family relocated to Cornelia for several years. After marriage, she, husband Bill, and their young son David, moved to Miami, Fla., where they lived for 43 years. After retirement of 28 years employment with Baptist Hospital, and also surviving Hurricane Andrew, she and her husband returned to Georgia in 1993. Mrs. Thomason was a member of First Baptist Church Cornelia and a member of Helping Hands Ministry. She loved God, her church family, reading, cooking, ballroom dancing and people.
Survivors include her loving and caring husband of 67 years, Bill Thomason; devoted son and daughter-in-law, David and Sandra Thomason of Clarkesville; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Deborah and Kevin Thurmond, and Lisa Thomason and Robert Enders; five great-grandchildren, Kevin Queen, Matthew Thurmond, Jacob Thurmond, Sara Enders, Robin Enders; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She loved and cared for her family very much. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today, March 7.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cornelia Loan Principle, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Thomason family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, March 7, 2014