Dee Anne Bonsib Thomas
Dee Anne Bonsib Thomas
  • March 21, 1924 - February 12, 2014
  • Winter Park, Florida

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DEE ANNE THOMAS was born March 21, 1924 in New York City, New York and went home to be with her beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ February 12, 2014. She graduated from Middlebury Preparatory School and Columbia University, and studied under Carl Rogers at the University of Chicago. She obtained her masters in psychology there and completed all her course work for her doctorate. She met and married James A. Thomas Jr. in September of 1948. Over the next six years, she had four children: James A. Thomas III, Denise Powers Thomas, Dee Anne Thomas, and Marcia Bonsib Thomas. The Thomas family moved to Winter Park, Florida and the family began attending All Saints Episcopal Church in 1956. Dee Anne founded the St Cecilia and St Bridgit guild which later merged into one. She was very active in the altar guild for many years. She was a charter member of the Daughters of The King, a tireless intercessor for anyone who needed prayer and healing, and was a mentor to many young women. She insisted to pray always on her knees, starting early in the morning and called out each person's name she was praying for. She went to the Glennon House Healing Ministry where she prayed over all the requests, also on her knees. Multitudes of people were touched by her Godly life and example. Her life truly was a living epistle of the life and works of Jesus Christ. She reached out to all around her with kindness, tenderness, compassion and God's unconditional love. She was well known for her "Trinity kiss." Dee Anne loved to play tennis and taught many children to play. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy S. Bonsib; mother, Alta Bonsib; her husband, Jamie Thomas; daughter, Denise and daughter Marcia. She is survived by son James A. Thomas III, daughter Dee Anne Thomas and daughter-in-law Diane Thomas; 4 grandchildren, Dave Thomas and wife Jill, Dan Thomas and wife, Brandy, Stacey Hyde and husband Chris, and Clark Walker. She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren and countless friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Healing Ministry at All Saints Episcopal Church in Winter Park, Florida. A Celebration of Dee Anne's life will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church on February 18, 2014 at 11:00 am.
Arrangements under the direction of Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park, FL.