OBITUARY

Lucille Johnson Thomas

April 19, 1932January 5, 2019
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Lucille Johnson Earp Thomas passed on 1-5-2019 after a few months of declining health. She is now where she “Lived” to be. Funeral Sunday 1-13-2019 with visitation at McLaurin 2:00 – 2:45, funeral at 3:00p.m. She was preceded in death by husband, Melvin Thomas. She is survived by sons, Ronnie Earp, wife Kay Smith Earp of Clayton. Their sons, Will, wife Karen Parker Earp, daughter, Katie and son Kenny, Sam Earp and wife Jennifer Zeigler Earp and daughter, Hannah and son Josh Zeigler. Son David Earp, wife Joy Robinson Earp of Raleigh, son Army Capt. Colby J. wife Danielle, daughter Amelia and son Nash of Fort Riley, Kansas. Step children Jean Thomas Whitley of Elm City. Son, Glen Upchurch, wife Tiffany and daughter Hunter. Tony Ray Thomas of Clayton, daughter, Ashely T. Williams, husband, Evan, son, Eli and daughter Nora. Lucille was born into a loving family in 1932 to the late James Earnest and Ella Leatrice Hicks Johnson of the Kenly area with Moore’s Chapel Church being the center of family life. In her later years, she enjoyed collecting jokes that she told to friends at their request. She loved the Bojangles group in Clayton and never missed an opportunity to meet and eat there. We cannot forget the Wednesday group at Jones Café, each of you were her best friends! Lucille’s surviving brothers and sisters; Randell Johnson, Frances Eubanks, John Harold Johnson & Shirley, Ruby Parrish and Betty Jewel Godwin, Wilbert Johnson and Thelbert Johnson and Faye, Lois and Roy Barbour, Eunice Beasley, Everette and Lois Johnson, Robert Johnson, Raymond and Dee Johnson and Sarah and Eric Fuquay. Preceded in death by older brothers; James Johnson, Julian Johnson and Ernest Junior Johnson. “Many” nieces and nephews survived. Thank you to Hope Church where she joined in 1951 after moving to Clayton. You all have been comforting to the family since mother has been at Springbrook. Thank you Springbrook staff for helping mother remain comfortable in her last days. Ronnie and David want to thank the Johnson Clan of siblings for your vigal the last week of Mom’s Life. You all have truly taught us the meaning of your families love for each other and we are blessed that you unselfishly shared this with us. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Hope Church PO Box 296 Clayton, NC 27528.

  • FAMILY

  • Ronnie Earp, Son
  • Kay Earp, Daughter-in-law
  • David Earp, Son
  • Joy Earp, Daughter-in-law
  • She is also survived by, Will Earp and wife Karen Parker Earp, their children, Katie and son Kenny,
    Sam Earp and wife Jennifer Zeigler Earp, their children, Hannah and Josh Zeigler.
    Army Capt. Colby J.and wife Danielle, daughter Amelia and son Nash of Fort Riley, Kansas.
    Step children Jean Thomas Whitley of Elm City. Son, Glen Upchurch, wife Tiffany and daughter Hunter. Tony Ray Thomas of Clayton, daughter, Ashely T. Williams, husband, Evan, son, Eli and daughter Nora.
    Lucille’s surviving brothers and sisters;
    Randell Johnson, Frances Eubanks, John Harold Johnson & Shirley, Ruby Parrish and Betty Jewel Godwin, Wilbert Johnson and Thelbert Johnson and Faye, Lois and Roy Barbour, Eunice Beasley, Everette and Lois Johnson, Robert Johnson, Raymond and Dee Johnson and Sarah and Eric Fuquay.
    Preceded in death by older brothers; James Johnson, Julian Johnson and Ernest Junior Johnson. “Many” nieces and nephews survived.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Will Earp, Active
  • Sam Earp, Active
  • Michael Godwin, Active
  • Jim Eubanks , Active
  • Drew Bias , Active
  • Ricky Johnson , Active

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Lucille Johnson Thomas

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Gina Clifton

January 17, 2019

I have known Ms. Lucille for so long, I don't even remember when we met. If feels like I have known her all my life. She was a dear sweet lady who came into my life and heart and she was a very important person in my life. Ms. Lucille was a very unique person. She was out spoken at times , a bit feisty, but she had a heart of gold. She loved hearing and telling jokes. To others including myself, she was an inspiration. She made the best of a situation that no one wants to have to be in, moving out of her apartment and into Rehab and losing her independence. When she moved in to Rehab, I started visiting with her on a regular basis. I loved the times we spent together and our talks. Each time I came and went, I felt a blessing in my heart. I can only hope that my visits meant as much to her as they did to me. Before I left her each time, I would give her a kiss on her forehead. She would always say, "I love you." And then I would answer back, " I love you more." As her health declined and she became less vocal, on some visits I would sit and hold her hand and talk to her, always asking her to squeeze my hand if she could hear me. The last time I saw her was on Thursday before she passed on Saturday. When I got ready to leave, I kissed her goodbye and I said "see you later alligator." She replied, "gator." Many people are going to miss this wonderful lady. Her void will make a huge difference in our church family, but now she is free from all her pain and suffering. RIP Ms. Lucille, our loss is Heaven's gain. I love you more Ms. Lucille . All my sympathy goes out to this family on their loss. May God bless you all.

Sandra Campbell

January 13, 2019

I consider myself much blessed to be part of Lucille's family. She was so sweet and always wore her beautiful smile. Now she is smiling in Heaven, where she "lived" to go. My prayer is that God will comfort each of you at this time and the hard times ahead. We love each of you.
Sandra, Hubert Campbell & Lynne Tolson

Jo Ann Hardee

January 12, 2019

Ron and David, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families in the loss of your Mother. May God bless you during this time.

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