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Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home

1806 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI

OBITUARY

Wanda Gene Thomas

July 4, 1940March 22, 2020

Of Jerome, Michigan, passed away at her home under the loving care of her family and the compassionate care of Heartland Hospice on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the age of 79. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Homer Thomas; four children, Cynthia Berry, Kimberley (Bill) Macey, Terry (Mike) Mackey and Tracey Hogle; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; siblings, Kenneth Perry, Joyce (Bob) Lake and Don (Jean) Perry; numerous nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends as well as her K-9 companion, Luke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, William Lee Berry and sister, Mary Evelyn Farrell. Wanda Gene was born on July 4, 1940 to Xolon and Lillie (Norman) Perry in Tennessee. She came to the Jackson area with her family as a young girl and graduated from Jackson High in 1958. She was a hardworking and loving homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with family; working outside in her flowerbeds and canning the vegetables that she grew in the garden. She had a strong faith in the Lord and touched the hearts of many. She will be greatly missed. Mrs. Thomas will be laid to rest at Somerset Cemetery and there will be a service to celebrate her life at a later date.

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Doug Perry

March 26, 2020

Always loved Wanda Gene! She was sweet and loving, even though she had a rough life with her first husband. We will miss her and pray for Roy and the rest of the family!

God bless,

Doug Perry

DONALD Perry

March 25, 2020

WANDA GENE I AM SO GLAD YOU WAS MY SISTER, LOVED YOU SO VERY MUCH. I KNOW YOU ARE WITH YOUR JESUS. LOVED THE TALKS WE HAD THOUGH THE YEARS LOOK FORWARD IN SEEING YOU AGAIN PRAYING FOR FAMILY LOVE DONNIE.

Dannae Walton

March 25, 2020

I loved Aunt Gene she was a sweety we always was so excited when her and Uncle Roy came down to Virginia to see us with Aunt Joyce and Uncle Bob we always had a great time .. I especially thought it was super sweet after I had Lillie and she came down with Uncle Roy and Aunt Joyce and Uncle Bob to meet Miss Lillie for the first time that meant so much to me .Im glad I got to see u last summer and visit with u while I was up from Virginia . But I do know that one day I will see u again in Heaven with our sweet Jesus and I will be able to hug u once more.

Monica Andrews

March 25, 2020

Thank you for being a part of a great childhood...
Cabin trips
Jackson trips
You always being there for every event..

I will never forget the love you showed me and my children one year at the cabin....even in adulthood you showed the true Perry love for your neice..

You will be missed..



Gina Lake

March 24, 2020

Gene, was the most loving and caring person. I met her through her daughter Cindy when we were in the third grade. Throughout our childhood, Gene hosted many slumber parties for her silly daughters and their friends. I always enjoyed my time with her as she transported us to school dances and fixed us yummy meals. Once she even let Cindy, Kim and I have a food fight with peas. Not many moms would allow that! She agreed if we cleaned up when we were finished. As I remember Gene, I also smile thinking about her delightful rice pudding. When I married her nephew Mike, we always asked her to bring it to our family gatherings. She was a great cook! Most of all, I will remember Gene's snicker, her laughter and smile were contagious. She will forever hold a special place in my heart.❤️

Lisa Houghton

March 23, 2020

Rest In Peace Aunt Gene. You have fought this illness so long. I remember our trips to Jackson with my mom, Cindy, and Kim when we would stop for ice cream at Loud and Jackson's. Someone always dropped dribbles or clumps all over the car or on to each other. I remember the stories you would tell me about you and Uncle Roy's fishing excursions. I though that was so neat you loved to fish. I remember you and my mom singing together at church and practicing at our house. I remember our "discos" in my moms living room and all of us dancing to the dancing queen. So many memories. I love you Aunt Gene and I will miss you so much! Praying daily for Uncle Roy, Cindy, and Kim,

Sharon Plenzler

March 23, 2020

Almost all of my childhood memories involve being with the Perry clan. Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts, Uncle's and cousins all packed into the cabin. I remember laying in bed listening to all the adults play cards all night.... laughing and having fun. I remember lots of yummy food and treats. Love you Aunt Gene and know you are rejoicing with your parents, sister and son and my Momma. Until we meet again 💜

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY