Mrs. Lula Mae Garrett Thomas, 97, departed this life on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence.

She was born March 1, 1917, to the late Percy and Ethel Garrett

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Thomas; and a loving daughter, Ethel M. Bolling; four brothers, Bob, Percy, Richard and Joe; and one sister, Bessie.

Lula Mae leaves behind to cherish her memories many beloved family and friends: a grandson, Anthony Bolling of Baltimore and his fiancée, Tasha; three great-grandsons, Tyrell Taylor, Jantel Matos and Sebastian Bolling; three sisters Carrie B. Dennis, Mammie Turner, both of Waverly, and Lucy Whittaker of Petersburg; host of nieces, great-nieces, great-great-nieces, cousins, nephews and so many other loved ones.

The family will really miss her and we do give our thanks to all those who touched her life. Thanks to the Yours Truly Home Health Care, Lakeisha Coleman, Latee Faha Allen, Nancy Johnson and Sharita Dancy, New Century Hospice team and special thanks to Cathy Jacobs

Funeral services will be held noon Friday, April 25, 2014, at the chapel of Williiam N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg; Bishop Claudine Lee, officiating. The interment will follow at Waverly Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

Funeral Home

Bland & Tucker Funeral Home
137 Harrison Street  Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 732-7841

Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2014