Thelma L Meeks

December 2, 1928March 1, 2019

Thelma L. Meeks, 90 of Ocoee, FL passed away on March 1, 2019. She was born on Dec. 2, 1928 in Coffee County, AL. She retired as the Head Cashier from Winn Dixie Supermarkets after 35 years of service. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. “Bobby” Meeks and by her grandson Jeffrey Wise. She is survived by her daughters: Judy Meeks (Ted) Malans and Patsy Meeks Wise; her 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Services will be held in Samson, AL at a later date with interment at the Piney Grove Baptist Cemetery in Samson, AL.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2019

Thelma L Meeks

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Brenda Crowe

March 4, 2019

My dear sweet Thelma, you were a soft spoken and gentle soul who always had a classy southern charm. You took great care of your girls at Winn Dixie and I was blessed to be one of the many. Your granddaughter Tammy is my sister in-law and her and Jamie went all the way to Alabama to bring you home . What a blessing for them it was to get to spend this time with you. Tammy was also happy to share you with me this past year on many occasions, you even spent New Year’s Day at my home.! A full circle moment for sure. I will not say goodbye only I’ll see you again sweet Thelma, rest easy in heaven❤️

Vicky Whitehurst-Walker

March 2, 2019

Some of my fondest memories in my working career was time spent with Thelma Meeks at Winn-Dixie. We created a fabulous relationship as she trained me to be not only a cashier but to further my career; training me to be a Head Cashier/Bookkeeper. She was with me during my early teens. arranging my schedule to enjoy the Friday night lights of marching band/majorette. During the years she was as close as a sister, to laugh with and joke about all the boys that came in the store “I think that one really likes you Vicky” she’d say. Her eyes would shine and her smile was genuine. We laughed a lot about so many things and I think we shed a few tears together along the way. She was like a second mother to me; she genuinely cared about me. She was my dear friend. I have missed her as I moved on in my career but I have her to thank for my accomplishments. A true mentor that believed in my potential and encouraged me to strive for the best. She visited me a few years back with Judy by her side, her hearing ability was failing (yes, we used to laugh about that too in a kidding way). She was the same! A beautiful caring soul who I will never forget in this lifetime. I will laugh again with her some sweet day in glory. I thank God for eternal life!
Deepest sympathy to the Meeks family, you’ve truly lost your beautiful loving matriarch.
Love and prayers, Vicky Walker