Lawasa Owen Thomas
Lawasa Owen Thomas
  • December 25, 1923 - March 22, 2017
  • Lufkin, Texas

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Services for Lawasa Thomas, 93, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, with Bro. Jimmy Hedges officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Mrs. Thomas was born December 25, 1923 in Paxton, Texas, the daughter of the late Gillie (Thomas) and James (Jim) Blaine Owen. She passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at her residence.
Mrs. Thomas was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. She taught Home Economics at Apple Springs, Redland and Lufkin, where she retired. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was active as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She also sang with the XYZ Singers at Calvary Baptist Church.
Following retirement, she enjoyed her flowers, reading her Bible and visiting with friends and family.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James Ray and Sue Thomas; daughter, Suzanne Thomas and Suzie Blanchard; grandchildren, Leigh Ann and husband James Mathis and James (Scooter) and Jill Thomas.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, C. R. (Ray) Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Childers, Marvin Slusher, Andy Johnson and Stephen Rhoades.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Elliott, a long-time friend and neighbor.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Calvary Baptist Church.
Services have been placed in the trust of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home.