Frances Mae Thomas, “Mema”, passed away on November 18, 2014.
She was born on July 19th, 1927, to the late Clarence and Effie Mae Lawson.
Mema was preceded by five brothers: James, Doyle, Frankie, Lacy, and Clarence (a.k.a. Bug) Lawson and one sister, Bessie Lawson; and survived by two brothers: G.W. (Betty) Lawson and Tony (Mary) Lawson.
Mema married the love of her life, the late Charles Arthur Thomas, on May 7, 1947. Mema was blessed with three boys: Charles Perry Thomas (Janice), Phillip Ray Thomas (Debora), and the late Arthur Terry Thomas (Wanda): and one daughter, the late Phyllis Mae Thomas. She enjoyed spoiling seven grandchildren: Jennifer Dye (Bruce), Terry Thomas, Ronnie Thomas (Lori), Seth Thomas, Perry Thomas Jr., Bethany Massey (Dennis), and the late Danny Shasteen. She was also blessed with ten great-grandchildren: Cassie Wright(Ian), Autumn Meeks(Shane), Kaylee Thomas, Isaiah Thomas, Chelsea Thomas, Ashlyn Thomas, Danielle Thomas, Blake Thomas, Shayla Massey, and Shelby Massey. Mema was blessed as being a fifth generation great-great-grandmother which is a rare thing these days to three great-great-granddaughters: Andie Wright(Cassie), Reighlee and Juliette Meeks(Autumn).
Mema was a member of Hickerson Station Church of Christ. She worked at Tennessee Apparel. She was also a Home Interiors Displayer where she decorated homes with the beauty of design and her love of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She also worked at Wal-Mart as a Wal-Mart Door Greeter, which was fitting to her outgoing and spunky attitude. Mema was a social butterfly to the core.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening, November 21, 2014, from 6 PM until 8 PM, in the Chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will begin at 2 PM, Saturday, November 22, 2014, in the Chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Ray officiating.
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.