Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA


Lois Ray Thomas

21 November , 193614 July , 2019
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Lois Ray Thomas, 82, passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on July 14, 2019.

Ray, a long time resident of Fredericksburg, was born in Emporia, VA to Leon and Kathleen Willoughby. At the young age of 16 she was swept off her feet by a young man from Lawrenceville, VA, Ran Thomas, her loving husband of 66 years. Ray had a heart of gold, was quick to laugh and was the backbone of our family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader her whole life, a true dog lover and enjoyed spending time with her family at the lake and going to the beach. Ray spent the last year as a resident of Hugh's Home in Fredericksburg, side by side with Ran. She was blessed to be surrounded by so many caring people who loved her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Jesse Randolph Thomas, Sr.; her son, Jesse Randolph Thomas, Jr. (Jaime); her daughter, Rene' Thomas-Rizzo (Dan); and four incredible grandchildren, Paige Aaron Thomas, Rylie Kai Rizzo, Ryan Daniel Rizzo, and Jesse Randolph Thomas III.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 pm on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hugh's Home.


  • Jesse Randolph Thomas Sr., Husband
  • Jesse Randolph Thomas Jr., Son
  • Rene' Thomas-Rizzo, Daughter
  • Paige Aaron Thomas, Granddaughter
  • Rylie Kai Rizzo, Granddaughter
  • Ryan Daniel Rizzo, Grandson
  • Jesse Randolph Thomas III, Grandson
  • She is also survived by her son in law Dan Rizzo (Rene') and daughter in law Jaime Thomas (Randy)


  • Visitation Friday, 19 July , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, 19 July , 2019


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Garry Shafovaloff

20 July 2019


Your HCI family at DoD sends their hug to you and your family. We've watched the "special" in you as a leader in DoD, in your work and in your caring for your mom. We are sure your mom was as "special" as a mom could ever be. God's peace to you all in this great loss. Your HCI Family

Donna Garnett

19 July 2019

May your hearts be filled with warm thoughts and cherish treasured moments of your dearly loved one. Praying that God's healing touch will comfort, support and strengthen you all now and in the days ahead. With Deepest Sympathy, Rocky, Donna Garnett & Family

Marilyn Christy

18 July 2019

We offer our empathy and love at this time of loss. Ray and I bonded through our shared mother-in-law status and all of you accepted us into the extended-Thomas family. We have wonderful memories of holiday get-togethers and trips to the lake including our last trip which Ray made special by coming out for the weekend. It’s been 28 plus years since we first met at the wedding rehearsal dinner; our friendship and appreciation for Ray and Ran grew deeper over these years.

We celebrate many good memories with you.

David and Marilyn Christy

Betty Hansen

18 July 2019

My sincere sympathy to the Thomas Family. Ray was a wonderful neighbor and a good friend. I have many wonderful memories of the good times our families spent together.

Betty Hansen

Cherie Hally

18 July 2019

Rene', Dan, Rylie and Ryan,

We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother.
May her legacy live on forever through each of you. Keeping you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

With much sympathy,
Cherie and Patrick

Sandy Bowling

17 July 2019

Love and prayers for this entire family. It has been a blessing to know Mrs Thomas from her visiting Mr Thomas to her eventually residing with him at Hughes Home. Her love and devotion has impacted me and her love for her family. God bless you all

Crystal Burns

17 July 2019

Mrs. Ray
I will forever cherish the memories of us going for your ice cream run @ Carl's and a little drive around downtown along with our daily walks through the halls of Hughes Home. You will definitely be missed not only by me but by with everyone else that knew you. I appreciate our talks and the time I was able to spend with you esp. The key to a successful marriage. Please watch over all of us as I will take special care of Ran for you. Until we meet again my angel.
Love always,
Crystal Burns

William Frazier

17 July 2019

Randy and Jaimie I pray the Lord be with you as you grieve the passing of your Mom. Celebrate the memories of good times together

Robert & Theresa Brown

17 July 2019

Our Deepest Sympathy on the Loss of Your Beautiful Mother and Grandmother. She was not only a Very Good Friend of the Oyler and Brown Families but a Very Special Lady and Our Wedding Planner.

May Good Surround Each of You with His Loving Arms at this very difficult time

All Our Love, Sympathy & Prayers 🙏🏼 Theresa & Robert