Jacksonville - Lizzie Frances Howard Thomas was born Feb. 20, 1922 and went to be with Our Heavenly Father on April 6, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Fernie and Smithie Howard; her husband, James E. Thomas; her son, Donald E. Thomas and her grandson, Gregory Allen Pope.
She is survived by her daughters, Helen (Roland) Melton of Richlands, Janice (Stuart) Slagle and Connie Pope of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Andy Melton, Lynnell Burch, Bill Davis, Clint Sanders and Jennifer Waters. Mrs. Thomas also had eight great-grandchildren; Josh Wilmoth, Alex Burch, Alansyn and Dylan Sanders, Andrew and Will Melton, Gavin and Aiden Waters.
Mrs. Thomas was locally renowned for her beautiful floral and vegetable gardens. She was an amazing cook and seamstress. She was known by many and loved by all. She will be remembered for her amazing spirit, faith and love of the Lord.
The family will receive visitors at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. with the services following at 7 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Onslow Memorial Park at 11 a.m. The reverend, Billy Coxe will be officiating.
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