October 10, 1928 – March 29, 2021
Dorothy J. Thomas, 92, of Southfield, Michigan, passed away on March 29, 2021. She was born in Rockville, Maryland on October 10, 1928. Dottie graduated from Delaware Hospital School of Nursing and became a registered nurse. She was married to her husband of over 70 years, Charles P. Thomas, on February 26, 1950. Dottie had a career in nursing, working for Delaware Hospital; Doctors De Vinis, Park and Han; nursing homes in Richmond and Lynchburg, Virginia; and at Milford Memorial Hospital in Delaware. She always had a passion for knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, reading, and playing games. Dottie was a member of the Milford First Baptist Church in Milford, Delaware for 30 years and then the Heritage Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia for 30 years before moving to Michigan. She volunteered in the nursery and the bookstore and was an active member of Young at Heart Sunday school class. Dottie adored her children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was loved by all who knew her.
Dottie is survived by her husband, Charles Thomas; her children, Randy (Sylvie) Thomas, Debbie (Tim) Ozment, Susan (Joe) O’Day, Larry (Cheryl) Thomas, Michelle (Mike) Olesnavich; her 11 grandchildren; her 23 great grandchildren; her one great-great granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 3 PM, with a service beginning at 3:30 PM, at Family Funeral Care in Keego Harbor, Michigan. The service will be livestreamed, you can watch remotely by clicking the “JOIN LIVESTREAM” button below. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dottie’s memory may be made to Capuchin Soup Kitchen (https://www.cskdetroit.org/online-donations) or to your local food bank.
- Charles Thomas, Husband
- Randy Thomas (Sylvie), Son
- Debbie Ozment (Tim), Daughter
- Susan O'Day (Joe), Daughter
- Larry Thomas (Cheryl), Son
- Michelle Olesnavich (Mike), Daughter
- Eleven Grandchildren, Unspecified
- Twenty-three Great Grandchildren, Unspecified
- One Great-great Granddaughter, Unspecified
- Many nieces and nephews, Unspecified
- Capuchin Soup Kitchen
- Or Your Local Food Bank
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Saturday, April 17, 2021
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Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin
April 1, 2021
On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Dottie. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of Dottie's life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Thomas family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Dottie.
March 30, 2021
Dottie was a special lady. I told her many many years ago how glad I was that Jana (Donovan and now Nulik) had her for a grandmother.