Rita Joanne "MiMi" Thomas
Labby Memorial Funeral Home - Leesville
601 South Fourth Street
Leesville, LA
Funeral services for Rita "MiMi" Joanne Thomas, 85, of Leesville, will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, April 16, 2021 in the Old Anacoco Baptist Church of Leesville with Bro. Wayne Chance & Bro. Ken Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville,

Visitation will be Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 5:00 P.M– 8:00 P.M and Friday April 16, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at the church.

Rita was born on April 16, 1935, to Harry and Elma Camino, in Brownsville, Pennsylvania.

She graduated from Brownsville High and nursing school of the United States Navy. She met Glen, her faithful husband of 63 years and the love of her life, at Moffet Field while proudly serving our country as a flight nurse.

She truly enjoyed service to others. Loving and caring for people as the heart and soul of San Dieguito High School for 35 years, as the midnight coffee lady at BJs Diner, and as the biscuit lady at Jack's All Ya Need, brought her great joy. She pastored at Silver Creek and Calvary churches as well as The Woodlands Healthcare Center with her husband, Reverend Glen. She was very proud to serve her town.

To know her is to know she loved people and people loved her. She loved everyone she met from the moment she met them with a soft heart, an easy way, an open ear, eternal kindness and ready support, no matter the time, no matter the person. Ever the mother, she always had room in her heart, her arms and her kitchen for one more. She was and is and will continue to be an inspiration to all for her quiet unassuming strength and her humble intelligence.

Mama, we love you more than we can say, to the moon and back, and we hope you are enjoying the waves and the sunset with Glen Jr. on Moonlight beach.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband; Glen Thomas of Leesville, LA., son; Gary Thomas (Natalie) of Pitkin, LA., daughter; Glenna Gannon (Karl) of CO., brother; Frank Camino (Ginger) of OH., five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the Thomas Family at www.labbymemorial.com
Published by Leesville Daily Leader from Apr. 20 to Apr. 29, 2021.
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Old Anacoco Baptist Church of Leesville
Leesville, LA
9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Old Anacoco Baptist Church of Leesville
Leesville, LA
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Old Anacoco Baptist Church of Leesville
Leesville, LA
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On behalf of Louisiana Women Veterans, we would like to offer our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Rita Joanne Thomas, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Veteran. We salute her service to our country and honor her with this poem:

She is a woman veteran
Whose service was true
And she proudly served
The Red, White and Blue

She gave a part of her life
So others could be free
And without any hesitation
She joined unselfishly

She did her job well
With Honor and Pride
And served her great country
With the men alongside

We're proud today to know
That although she is gone
She goes on to glory
After a job "well done!"

And so, "Our Dear Sister"
We salute you today
A special sailor laid to rest
In this quiet, solemn way

Inspired by: God
Written by: Louisiana Women Veterans
Anna Dolotina Sanders
May 2, 2021
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