Evelyn Woodson Thomas

Born: Sat., Jan. 1, 1927
Died: Thu., Jun. 3, 2021


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 11, 2021
Location: The Good Shepherd Funeral Home Inc.


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jun. 12, 2021


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EVELYN WOODSON THOMAS WAS BORN ON JANUARY 1, 1927 IN SHELBY COUNTY, ALABAMA TO THE LATE JESSIE WOODSON AND LULA GARRETT WOODSON.

SHE CONFESSED CHRIST AT AN EARLY AGE AND UNITED WITH LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH, AND LATER JOINED NEW VISION CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN HELENA, ALABAMA. SHE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE ON JUNE 8, 1946 TO THE LATE JOHN LEE THOMAS SR.                             

SHE WAS A DEDICATED WIFE, MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER. SHE WORKED DIGILENTLY FOR 21 YEARS & RETIRED FROM SHELBY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER. SHE WAS A PILLAR IN THE COMMUNITY AND WAS WELL-KNOWN BY MANY PEOPLE. SHE WAS A GREAT MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER, AND FRIEND TO MANY PEOPLE. SHE TOOK CARE OF MANY PEOPLE AND RAISED MANY CHILDREN ALONGSIDE HER OWN. SHE FED THE COMMUNITY, AND WAS KNOWN FOR HER SWEET POTATO PIES. SHE WAS SUCH A SELFLESS WOMAN, AS SHE WOULD LITERALLY GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF HER BACK. ON THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021,

EVELYN WOODSON THOMAS TRANSITIONED FROM THIS LIFE TO BE WITH THE LORD. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, JOHN THOMAS, HER PARENTS, EIGHT SISTERS AND FIVE BROTHERS, AND A GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILD, CONNER ANTHONY THOMAS.       

SHE LEAVES TO CHERISH HER MEMORY; DAUGHTERS, HATTIE (ANDREW) BIVINS; SHIRLEY (THE LATE BILLY JOE) SHIELDS, OF ALABASTER, AL; SONS, JOHN (LATONYA) THOMAS OF ALABASTER, AL, ALBERT (OCTAVIA) THOMAS OF PELHAM, AL, PHILLIP (TARRA) THOMAS OF MONTEVALLO, AL, A LOVING AND DEVOTED CAREGIVER, CHRIS (CYNTHIA) THOMAS OF ALABASTER, AL AND TWO BONUS CHILDREN, CHRISTINA (VINCE KING) CUNNINGHAM OF CALERA, AL AND MARIE HAWKINS OF ALABASTER, AL; AND A HOST OF GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND TWO GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. SHE ALSO LEAVES A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS AND EXTENDED FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE ONE THING THAT EVELYN WOODSON THOMAS WAS MOST PROUD OF WAS HELPING PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. A SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO COURTNEY & CRYSTAL THOMAS.

Viewing will be held Friday June 11, 2021 from 4:00 -6:00 P.M. with a family hour from 6:00 -7:00 P.M. at The funeral home. 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 12:00 NOON at New Vision Christian Church in Helena with burial on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. 

Rev. Van C. Houser - Officiating 

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