Carleen Thomas

Carleen Wadkins Thomas, 84, of Rockingham, N.C. died March 23, 2014 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Mrs. Thomas was born in Richmond County on March 7, 1930. She was the daughter of John Wadkins and Edna Davis Wadkins. Carleen was married for 58 years to Robert "Rab" Thomas who died on August 16, 2006.

Carleen was an active member of Pee Dee United Methodist Church and an active member of the ladies Sunday School Class. She enjoyed visiting the shut-ins and the nursing homes. She was also active at the Rockingham Senior Citizens Center.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Thomas Heath and husband Rev. David Heath of Candor, N.C., Kaye Thomas Finley and husband Doug Finley of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sherry Thomas Jorgenson and husband Terry Jorgenson of Watertown, S.D. and Jeanie Thomas of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Mildred Windburn of Raeford, Doris Marsh of Statesville, and Joy Johnson of Greenville, S.C. She was blessed with eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Pee Dee United Methodist Church with the Rev. Matt Seals officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to Pee Dee United Methodist Church, Rockingham, NC 28379, or The Daily Bread Food Bank, Rockingham.

The family would like to thank Sandy Ridge Memory Care and the staff for the kindness and care given to our mother.

Paid obituary

Published in Richmond County Daily Journal from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2014