Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL


Kathryn O. THOMAS

September 25, 1928January 23, 2020

Kathryn Louise Burkett Oglesby Thomas, 91, was born September 25, 1928, in Bay Manite, Alabama, to the late Robert and Ara Crabtree Burkett. She was taken from this earthly home on January 23, 2020, surrounded by family in the comfort of her daughters home in Cantonment, Florida. Kathryn loved spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger and always took great pride in helping others anyway she could. Kathryn retired from St. Regis Paper Co. following thirty-five years of dedicated services. She will be remembered for the fun loving and charismatic personality she possessed.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Homer Thomas, one son John T. (Tommy) Oglesby, three brothers: Bobby Burkett, Dick Burkett and Buddy Burkett, one great-granddaughter Anna Oglesby, and a son-in-law Jimmy Foley.

Left to cherish Kathryn’s beautiful memories will be her daughter Linda Foley, a special daughter-in-law Shirley Oglesby, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, one brother Pete Burkett, along with many extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

We all loved her and will miss her greatly.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, January 27, 2020 on the grounds of Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens, 1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida 32534, (850) 479-9223.


  • Graveside Service Monday, January 27, 2020


Kathryn O. THOMAS

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Zee starr Robinson simmons

January 29, 2020

Ms. Katherine was a very special lady. Lots of memories, to many to mention with her and my pawpaw. She will truly be missed.

Pearl Johnson

January 25, 2020

Kathryn had a huge love for her family. Loving and caring for their needs no matter how big or small. Her compassion was beyond measure. I witnessed this so many times as she cared and tended to family, and also to others outside the family. I, too, was a benefactor of her God given gift of love for others. She had a smile and laughter that came easily that always put a sparkle in her eyes. Always remember she enjoyed life tremendously.