Dorothy McCluskey Thomas
January 15, 1929 – January 6, 2020
Today our family lost its Matriarch, Dorothy McCluskey Thomas. Dorothy felt the embrace of Jesus and received her angel wings January 6, 2020.
Funeral services will be Thursday, January 9 at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon to 2 and services will follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Bobby Scales and Sammye Hill will officiate. Dot will rest with her loving husband of 58 years, Charles Thomas, at Crestwood Mausoleum.
Dorothy worked at Etowah County Courthouse as a Probate Office Clerk with Judge Wiley Hickman and Judge Bobby Junkins, and she retired in 1990. She was an active member of Union Hill United Methodist Church. She served the church in many capacities: the United Methodist Women, decorated the church and was in charge of food and hospitality. She was an active member of Mountain Laurel Garden Club, Attalla Golden Age Club and the Fiesta Club. Dorothy loved her family and friends with all of her heart. She always had a smile for anyone she met and loved having fun, and said we had to laugh to make it here on Earth.
Today she is healed as she joins our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McCluskey; her brothers, Clyde and Henry; along with her sisters, Eva, Jude, Sue and Hazel. Dorothy was the last sibling in the McCluskey family.
She had many names: Dorothy, Dot, Aunt Dot, Aunt Dossie, but the sweetest name was “Gran.” She was called Gran by her most cherished great-grandchildren: Ashton, Brennan and Chandler Sutton; Baylor and Parker Brunson; and Burkley and Foster Butts. Dorothy leaves behind her daughters, Jennifer Brunson (David), Gadsden, Lisa Thomas, Birmingham; granddaughter, Misty (Jamie) Sutton, Canton, Georgia; and grandson, Blake (Kim) Brunson, Rainbow City; and granddaughter, Destiny (Ryan) Butts, Birmingham. She had a host of sweet nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Hill United Methodist Church, 2905 Tidmore Bend Road, Gadsden, AL 35901; or Tidmore Bend Volunteer Fire Dept., 1708 Tidmore Bend Road, Gadsden, AL 35901.
- Jennifer Brunson, Daughter
- David Brunson, Son-In-Law
- Lisa Thomas, Daughter
- Misty (Jamie) Sutton, Granddaughter
- Blake (Kim) Brunson, Grandson
- Destiny (Ryan) Butts, Granddaughter
- Ashton Sutton, Great Grandchild
- Brennan Sutton, Great Grandchild
- Chandler Sutton, Great Grandchild
- Baylor Brunson, Great Grandcild
- Parker Brunson, Great Grandchild
- Barkley Butts, Great Grandchild
- Foster Butts, Great Grandchild
- Mrs. Thomas leaves a host of sweet nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
- Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020
Dorothy McCluskey Thomas
January 9, 2020
All my memories of her a happy ones. She always was smiling and seemed to be delighted to see me. She was a great hostess and enjoyed having company at her home (which I loved). She was so proud of her family. I am blessed to have known this special lady.
My God bless you.
January 8, 2020
My family and I met this wonderful lady and her sweet family about 10 years ago when my Mother, Sister, and brother in law and nephew moved to Tidmore Bend Rd., we started going to Union Hill Church, first church we had ever gone to and belonged to, where we met this sweet lady. Soon after my Sister Karen was diagnosed with lung cancer and Dot and several other sweet ladies from church would visit and bring her wonderful treats and pray with her/ us and have fellowship, my Sister loved her so much too, she would make a special cake for my Sister that she loved so much, and now I bet they are sharing a great reunion in Heaven together!
Every single time my Mother and I would see Dot in church we saw the biggest smile and we'd hug and talk and laugh! We would visit with Dot and her daughter Jennifer and David at their home on Kreekview, time would fly by and it was so much fun with laughs and smiles and snacks and more laughs and such a feeling of love always. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out, and how could I forget her beautiful smile with red lipstick! We always laughed and said 'wearing red lipstick' just makes you feel better!!!
Her beautiful smile and voice and sweetness are etched in my mind and heart forever and I will always remember this sweet lady!! She made such an impression on me and my Mother and Sister and was so kind and loving to us and everyone! Till we meet again Dot!! We love you!!!! Betty Payne, Karen Payne-Allen, Anita Payne