2012-03-29 / Obituaries

Gladys F. Thomas


Gladys passed away peacefully, Tuesday evening at the Esperanza Senior Living Center in College Station.

Gladys was born March 10, 1926 in Cameron to parents, Robert and Zella (Lyles) Thomas. She was a lifelong resident of Lexington. She worked for ALCOA Rockdale Operations from 1952 until her retirement in 1986. She worked in various departments, including stores, traffic, construction, and accounting, and retired as an invoice clerk.

She was a very active member of First Baptist Church Lexington, WMU group, sewing lap blankets for the elderly and stuffed toys for the children of inmates imprisoned in Huntsville. She was involved from the very beginning with the Lexington Annual Homecoming, Bible studies at Esperanza and reading her Lexington Leader newspaper for the news from “back home.” She was a graduate of Lexington High School, member of ALCOA Retirees Club, and was known as the “unofficial Honorary Mayor” of Lexington.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Bobbie Gene Case.

Gladys is survived by her niece, Cindy Havner and husband Bobby of College Station, special friends Dale Throckmorton of LaGrange, Sara and Rachel Knipstein of Round Rock. Special Thanks to Southern Care Hospice and Chaplain Gary , Wendy, Lisa, Jessica and the wonderful staff at Esperanza.

Services for Gladys Thomas, 86, were Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the First Baptist Church in Lexington, with Rev. Gary Roe officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Gladys’s name to Lexington ISD Scholarship Fund, 8731 N. Hwy 77, Lexington, Texas 78947 or Southern Care Hospice, 3206 Longmire Drive, Suite C, College Station, Texas 77845.

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