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Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA

OBITUARY

Mary Alice Jennings Thomas

June 12, 1937June 23, 2020
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On Tuesday, June 23, 2020 our Lord called home His faithful servant, Mary Alice Jennings Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Marvin Adams Thomas. Born June 12, 1937 in Red House, she was the daughter of the late James Grey Jennings, Sr. and Cecil Pearl Turner Jennings. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Nuckols.

She was a member of West Lynchburg Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday school teacher for more than twenty years. She was also active with the Children’s Bible School and the Women’s Circle at both West Lynchburg and Chestnut Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by three children, Dianne Hogan and her husband Gary, of Evington, Sherry Sharrow and her husband Joe, of Fredericksburg, and Bud Thomas and his wife Donna, of Solon, OH; Three brothers, James G. Jennings, Jr. and wife Valerie, Percy Jennings and wife Frances and Johnny W. Jennings and wife Judy all of Madison Heights; one sister, Carolyn “Cookie” Straebel and Husband Jim of Madison Heights; six grandchildren, Brayden, and Grace Hogan, John Hefley, Adam Sharrow, and Christopher and Daniel Thomas; brothers-in-law, Fred Thomas and wife Shirley, Herman Thomas and wife Susie and Clayton Thomas and her sister-in-law, Myrtle Duck and husband Ken and other extended family and friends.

A service celebrating her life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Robert Putt officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Runk & Pratt, Pearls of Life for their love and devotion to our mother while she was in their care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Meals on Wheels, www.mealsonwheelslynchburg.org, Greenview Church of God, www.greenview.church or the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Marvin Adams Thomas, Husband of 57 years (deceased)
  • Dianne Hogan & husband Gary, Daughter
  • Sherry Sharrow & husband Joe, Daughter
  • Bud Thomas & wife Donna, Son
  • James G. Jennings, Jr. & wife Valerie, Brother
  • Percy Jennings, Brother
  • Johnny W. Jennings & wife Judy, Brother
  • Carolyn "Cookie" Straebel & husband Jim, Sister
  • Barbara Nuckols, Sister (deceased)
  • Brayden Hogan, Grandson
  • Grace Hogan, Granddaughter
  • John Hefley, Grandson
  • Adam Sharrow, Grandson
  • Christopher Thomas, Grandson
  • Daniel Thomas, Grandson
  • Fred Thomas & wife Shirley, Brother-in-law
  • Herman Thomas & wie Susie, Brother-in-law
  • Clayton Thomas, Brother-in-law
  • Myrtle Duck *& husband Ken, Sister-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • John Hefley
  • Brayden Hogan
  • Gary Hogan
  • Grace Hogan
  • Adam Sharrow
  • Joe Sharrow
  • Christopher Thomas
  • Daniel Thomas

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, June 26, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

Mary Alice Jennings Thomas

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Penny Wallace Whitehurst

June 26, 2020

We are so sorry for the loss of MARY Alice and sad she suffered with the terrible disease of Alzheimer’s but know she is now resting in HEAVEN LY Peace with JESUS. What a beautiful tribute and wonderful happy memories your video gave to us with such joy and love from your beautiful family. I will always remember a fun and wonderful birthday party I attended with your family as a child and how kind and welcoming MARY Alice and Mrs. Jennings made me feel. GOD BLESS you all Buddy, Sherry and Diane. Love Penny and Mike (Judy’s sister)

Doris Brammer

June 25, 2020

Please know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. So sad to read about your mom’s passing. She was So gentle and kind. May God grant each of you the peace that passeth all understanding.

With our deepest sympathy,
Doris Ann and Jerry Brammer

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Mary & Marvin

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Mary, Marvin & grandchild Daniel

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Bud & Donna Thomas

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Thomas family early years

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Easter fun

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Mary

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Mary & Marvin

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Mary, Marvin & grandchild Daniel

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Bud & Donna Thomas

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Thomas family early years

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Easter fun

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Gary, Grace, Dianne, Brayden Hogan

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Mary & Barbara