Obituaries for Nov. 5, 2014

Published 9:21 am Friday, November 7, 2014

Brenda Gail Burks Thomas

Brenda Gail Burks Thomas was born on May 18, 1952, to Titus and Mary Burks in Enterprise.

She graduated from Enterprise High School, and later graduated from Trenholm Technical College and Troy State University with degrees in nursing.

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Brenda worked as a nurse for 32 years before retiring. Our angel went to be with the Lord on Oct. 30, 2014. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Lina Gail Burks.  Brenda leaves to cherish her precious memory her husband of 43 years, Willie James “Jimmy” Thomas; two sons, Christopher (Cotrina) Thomas of Columbia, S.C. and Tarvaris “Tye” Doster of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Katrina Thomas of Atlanta, Ga.; three lovable grandchildren, Derrick Hardamon, Jr., and Carrie and Christina Thomas; two special aunts, Lillie Levingston and Mable Pierce; and two devoted friends, Ricky Bowling and Lena Ridgeway. Brenda also leaves a host of cousins, other family members, friends and neighbors who loved her dearly.

Words cannot express what you have meant to us. You were the epitome of strength, love and integrity. You care for us when we were sick and hurting. You loved us when we weren’t so lovable. You were strong when we were weak. You told us what we needed to hear which wasn’t always what we wanted to hear. You kept it real. We are better people for having you in our lives. You accomplished the mission for which you were sent. Now rest with your Savior, sweet angel, until we meet again.

The Thomas family would like to thank everyone for your support, prayers, visits, cards and acts of kindness during this time of bereavement. We ask for your continued prayers as this is a very difficult time for us.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 8, 2014, at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in New Brockton, with Sister Pamela Baker officiating and Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home directing.

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