Dorothy Marie Thomas age 97 of Springfield passed away on February 13, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Dorothy was born on November 13, 1924 in Springfield, TN and married her best friend on January 21, 1939, Mr. Raymond Dudley Thomas. She adored her husband Dudley and they were a testimony to a Christ-centered marriage where Christ being in first-place in the home, then your spouse, then children, following by all others.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Mrs. Dorothy loved sharing time with her family and friends and was known to be a very fun loving and spunky lady. She loved cooking for her family at every opportunity and made the most amazing feast for special holiday's. Her grandchildren have found memories of visiting Granny and her making them “a pound of bacon and a gallon of sweet tea” at a moment's notice.
Mrs. Dorothy loved gardening, especially creating a multitude of flower gardens each year up. She was a very precise and detail-oriented seamstress and loved sewing clothing for her daughters and herself. She loved to make quilts and was a masterful home-maker and home decorator. She took great pride in keeping a sparkling clean and well-organized home stocked with canned foods. She was tireless and a hard-worker. Mrs. Dorothy was a wealth of knowledge to her family and friends and they loved to hear all of her amazing stories from days gone by.
She was a devoted Christian of the Baptist faith with a firm faith and adoration for her savior, Christ Jesus. Her personal bible alone is a testimony of her faith and prayers from over the years. She deeply trusted and relied on Jesus for all of her strength, care and needs and that as well of her family and friends whom she prayed for each day.
Mrs Dorothy is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Dudley Thomas, her son Jimmy Thomas, and daughter Peggie Thomas Huddleston.
She is survived by her daughter Gail Thomas (formerly Bolton) of Greenbrier, her sons Terry (Judye) Thomas of Ridgetop, and Ricky Thomas of Nashville; her son-in-law Tommy Huddleston of Gallatin, and daughter-in-law Diane Taylor Thomas of Greenbrier. Grandchildren Matthew (Brittney) Bolton, Andrew (Jenni) Bolton, Michael (Dana) Bolton, Dustin Thomas, Nikki (Dane) Little, Tammy (Buzz) Graves, Karen (Ben) Huddleston Phillips, Bo (Tammy) Huddleston, Joshua Thomas, Lindsay Thomas, Chris (Kimberly) Thomas, Laura (Joshua) Kelly, and a host of great and great-great grandchildren, as well as her special and devoted friend Carole Buck who
helped to take such good care of her over the years to help her be able to continue to live in her own home and honorary grandsons, Brian Graves and Stephen Hudak.
A Life Celebration will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 1pm with Pastor Andrew Bolton officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11am until the time of service. Mrs. Dorothy will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Oakland Cemetery with Matthew Bolton, Andrew Bolton, Michael Bolton, Dustin Thomas, Brian Graves and Stephen Hudak serving as pallbearers.