September 3, 1946 – June 27, 2018
Kay Thomasson passed away on June 27, 2018. Kay was born in Savannah, Georgia on September 3, 1946, to the late Pauline Mincey Conway and Kells Conway. She was a native Atlantan, who attended The Lovett School and graduated from Auburn University in 1968. Upon graduation, Kay entered public service as a social worker in downtown Atlanta. Her life was committed to charity, and she regularly donated her time to caring for others. She is lovingly remembered for her selfless giving and her generous heart. Kay is survived by her older brother, Alton Conway (Jane), her children: Scott Thomasson, Katie Gryglas (Mark), Brad Thomasson and four adoring grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Dicky Thomasson.
A memorial service to celebrate Kay’s life will be held on Saturday, July 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel in Brookhaven, 4550 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers, directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities or a charity close to your heart.
- Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
July 26, 2018
My deepest condolence to the family. I live in Home Park as neighbor to her rental. We chatted few times while doing yard work or walking my dog. I loved her non prejudice of having a pitbull as my dog rushed her to give love. After reading this I am more amazed in what a beautiful soul she is. Her smile says all. My prayers are daily for family. This soon be laid to rest and healing begins. Kay was a gift to all.
July 15, 2018
I only knew Kay as my landlord, but I'll never forget how kind and helpful she was towards all of her tenants. She was more than happy to help us set up our bills, work with maintenance workers, and generally fix things around the house. We all agreed: Kay felt like a mother to us college students living in Home Park. We'll always remember the positive impact she had on us.
Nancy Copenhaver Attridge
July 14, 2018
I went to Lovett for just one year and I remember how friendly and welcoming Kay was to me when I didn't really know anyone. I am so sorry for the sadness you are going thru.
July 10, 2018
I am so sorry to learn of Kay's death. I represented Kay and Dick when Dicky drowned over 40 years ago. She was a sweet and caring person. Even in a time of great sorry, she showed grace, compassion and kindness. A gentle soul has left us all.
Roy E. Barnes
July 7, 2018
Extending our most heartfelt sympathy to all the family.
The loss of a loved one is so dear to us,and is never easy. (Psalms 34:18). I know that all the cherish memories that you all had will
Bring some light during this dark time. Please know that all of you are un our thoughts and Prayers'
July 6, 2018
Dear Alton, Scott, Katie & Brad,
I am so sorry for your loss. Kay and I shared the same house number in Derby Hills and every so often we would get the other’s mail. Sometimes when I dropped off her mail she would be outside working in the yard or on the house and we would laugh about it and talk about the events of the day. She always had a cheerful comment and happy smile.
Losing a loved one is never easy and I can’t imagine it happening under these difficult circumstances. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
July 6, 2018
We offer prayers of support and condolences to the Thomasson Family. We did not know Kay, but live in her neighborhood. Whenever we walked by the house and she was working in the yard, we were always greeted with a smile and a neighborly hello to us and our two yellow labs.
We are so sorry for the tremendous loss of your mother and grandmother. I pray that you feel the love and kindness of friends and family at this time and that it helps to lift you up in your grief.
God bless you.
Ellen & Terry Sullivan
July 5, 2018
Dear Scott, Katie, and Brad,
I have such vivid memories of your beautiful mother as we were all neighbors in Derby Hills and I babysat for ya’ll often. Kay was always smiling and happy. I will remember her fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family at this most difficult time.
Love and hugs,
Gina Katz Kellis
July 5, 2018
Katie, Scott and Brad,
I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a lovely person, and I can picture from memory her huge, sincere, joyful smile. I remember our Colorado Ski trip as kids, and even when she was mad at you she was just smiling. I know my mom loved reconnecting with Kay the past few years. She will be missed.
Much love to your family.
July 5, 2018
Kay was driving a buddy of ours (good buddy) and picked up me and several friends of Brads from Riverwood after school, 6 of us. We didn't really live that close to each other. She was more than happy to give us all rides home, and at least half of the 6 of us were new friends she had just met. ....and that was the first time I met Kay. Big smile and nice is what I remember from that..
:) great person
No complaints, constantly smiling and making us feel special and important. It's a very fond memory I have of Kay.