Dorthel Thomas

March 27, 1937January 27, 2019

Dorthel Thomas was born on March 27, 1937 and passed away on January 27, 2019.


  • Visitation Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, February 2, 2019

Dorthel Thomas

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Sandra Ballard

February 2, 2019

My name is Sandra I met Dorthel shortly before her brother Adam aka Nick died. We hit it off from the beginning. I kept in touch with her often. I had been trying to get in touch with Dorthel for the past few years. My heart goes out to the family. Love you Dorthel. Rest in Heaven.



Dorthel Hunter Thomas was born on March 26, 1937, in Dixie, Louisiana to the parents of J. W. Hunter, Sr. and Alberta Hunter. As the seventh child of this union, she was raised in a loving Christian household with three sisters and five brothers. She completed her formal education at Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Her walk with the Lord began at the age of 12 when she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at Dixie Cornerstone Baptist Church in Dixie, Louisiana. In 1977, she made Dallas her home. Dorthel united with the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church family in 1978. She served as a loyal member of the Senior Usher Board. She was also active in other programs and activities throughout the church. Through the years, she quietly rendered endless support to members who had special needs as well as provided transportation for them.
Dorthel was a dedicated and hard worker. She worked more than fifteen years at the Dallas Independent School District and seventeen years at Sunny Land Patio Furniture store.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Thomas, Jr., her parents, her siblings, and her granddaughter, Jamie Blair.
Left to cherish her memory are: daughter, Sheila Thomas; son, Shanon Thomas (Sophia); two grandchildren, Crecynthia Blair and Zachary Thomas; two great granddaughters, Jamaria and London West; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.