Shirley Maxine Thomas

NEW BERN - Shirley Maxine Thomas, 78, of New Bern, died Feb. 24, 2014, at River Point Crest Nursing and Rehab Center.

She retired from Hatteras Yachts after 28 years of service.

She is survived by four children, Charles W. Thomas Jr., Joann Saunders and Wanda J. Rodriguez, all of New Bern and Richard A. Thomas of Fayetteville; three brothers, Matthew Stewart of Little Rock, Ark., Harry Stewart of Shreveport, La., and Dixie Stewart of Cove City; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Cotten Funeral Home, followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wanda J. Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Family and friends will gather at the home of Wanda Rodriguez after the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the .

Online condolences may be made to the Thomas family at

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

Cotten Funeral Home
2201 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 637-3181

Published in Sun Journal from Feb. 26 to Mar. 1, 2014