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Funeraria del Angel Central

3839 Montana Ave, El Paso, TX

OBITUARY

Elmer B. Thomas

July 22, 1922July 19, 2020

Elmer B. Thomas was born on July 22, 1922 in Orangeburg, SC to Thomas Jefferson (deceased) and Adeline Postell Jefferson (deceased). In 1963, Elmer married J.T. Thomas (deceased). The two moved to El Paso, TX from White Sands, after J.T. retired from the Army. Elmer and J.T. spent 23 years together until his death in 1987. As a dedicated and loving wife, she cared for J.T. nonstop after an accident left him injured. She remained by his side until his passing at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. Elmer began her career in the early 1960’s with the Army and Air force Exchange Service (AAFES) at White Sands Missile Range, NM, as a Head Cook. She worked in that capacity for 20 plus years and retired in the early 1980’s. After her retirement, Elmer became a caregiver for several families, lovingly caring for babies, young children and the elderly. A long time and active member of Community Baptist Church, El Paso, Elmer served in various ministries including the usher board. At the time of her death, Elmer was one of the oldest church members. In addition to serving her church, she also volunteered regularly in her community at San Antonio De Padua Catholic Church, El Paso, TX. Her commitment to living a life of service and helping those in need was one of her greatest joys. Her favorite place to spend her time was in her garden. She took great pride in maintaining her yard and taking care of her roses. When she wasn’t tending her garden, you would find Elmer in the kitchen preparing some of her favorite home cooked meals for her family and friends. Elmer spent the last two years of her life being cared for at El Paso Health and Rehab. She passed away peacefully at Del Sol Hospital on July 19, at 97 years young. Elmer was preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and her daughter Karen Thomas. Elmer is survived by her daughter, Delores Johnson (Jerome), her granddaughter, Teona Ducre and her two great grandchildren Grant Blevins and Sydney Blevins. She leaves behind one brother, Harold Jefferson (Helen) and sister, Ella Julia Caldwell. Elmer has many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends who will all mourn her loss. Due to the current health conditions, a private funeral and graveside service will be held on August 6th. To view Elmer’s Homegoing Celebration, the family invites you to watch the service on FB live on the Funeraria Del Angel Central page.

Services

6 August

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeraria del Angel Central

3839 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX 79903

6 August

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Funeraria Del Angel Central

3839 Montana Avenue
El Pao, Texas

6 August

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Ft. Bliss National Cemeteery

5200 Fred Wilson Rd.
El Paso, Texas

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Anthony Wright

July 26, 2020

Dawn and I are sending our love and sympathy to you, our Sister in Christ. Through this time of grief, give your prayers to God and know that He is with you always with you and your family. Let the memories of your Mother bring you comfort in times of darkness. Give your voice onto the Lord and know that He will guide you through. We love you and know and hope that you find healing through God's infinite love. May you feel the Light of the Lord and blessing to you and your family.


Deacon Anthony Wright & Dawn Wright

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Biography

Elmer B. Thomas was born on July 22, 1922 in Orangeburg, SC to Thomas Jefferson (deceased) and Adeline Postell Jefferson (deceased).
In 1963, Elmer married J.T. Thomas (deceased). The two moved to El Paso, TX from White Sands, after J.T. retired from the Army. Elmer and J.T. spent 23 years together until his death in 1987. As a dedicated and loving wife, she cared for J.T. nonstop after an accident left him injured. She remained by his side until his passing at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, NM.
Elmer began her career in the early 1960’s with the Army and Air force Exchange Service (AAFES) at White Sands Missile Range, NM, as a Head Cook. She worked in that capacity for 20 plus years and retired in the early 1980’s. After her retirement, Elmer became a caregiver for several families, lovingly caring for babies, young children and the elderly.
A long time and active member of Community Baptist Church, El Paso, Elmer served in various ministries including the usher board. At the time of her death, Elmer was one of the oldest church members. In addition to serving her church, she also volunteered regularly in her community at San Antonio De Padua Catholic Church, El Paso, TX. Her commitment to living a life of service and helping those in need was one of her greatest joys.
Her favorite place to spend her time was in her garden. She took great pride in maintaining her yard and taking care of her roses. When she wasn’t tending her garden, you would find Elmer in the kitchen preparing some of her favorite home cooked meals for her family and friends.
Elmer spent the last two years of her life being cared for at El Paso Health and Rehab. She passed away peacefully at Del Sol Hospital on July 19, at 97 years young.
Elmer was preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and her daughter Karen Thomas. Elmer is survived by her daughter, Delores Johnson (Jerome), her granddaughter, Teona Ducre and her two great grandchildren Grant Blevins and Sydney Blevins. She leaves behind one brother, Harold Jefferson (Helen) and sister, Ella Julia Caldwell. Elmer has many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends who will all mourn her loss.
Due to the current health conditions, a private funeral and graveside service will be held on August 6th. To view Elmer’s Homegoing Celebration, the family invites you to watch the service on FB live on the Funeraria Del Angel Central page.