Marguerite M. Thomas
Marguerite M. Thomas

November 9, 1926 - September 15, 2019
Resided in Richmond, Virginia
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Marguerite, known by her friends as Margie, was born in Fluvanna County, Virginia to the late Nicodemus (Nick) and Lucy Abrams Morris.

Margie attended the public schools of Fluvanna County, graduating from S. C. Abrams High School, which is now known as Fluvanna County High School. She received her BA degree from Virginia Union University and an Honorary Doctorate degree from Richmond Virginia Seminary, Richmond, Virginia.

She retired after 41 years of teaching in the Fluvanna County School System.

Margie has been a member of Cedar Street Baptist Church of God for over 30 years. She serves with the Deaconess Ministry, Dorcas Rebecca Missionary Ministry, Prime Timers (Seniors) Ministry.

Her other affiliations are: member of the Order of the Eastern Star, PHA, Chapter 79, where she has served as the Past Matron of East End 79, OES, PHA; President of Council 5 and 35, OES, PHA; member of the United Order of Tents; life member of the National Educational Association and Virginia Education Association; member of the NAACP; AARP; coordinator of the Cool Lane Neighborhood Watch-Civic Association; The Delver Woman’s Club, Inc. (Drama Interest Group), and TRIAD/S.A.L.T. Council, Henrico County.

Margie has received several awards including the Living Legend Award from Cedar Street Baptist Church of God and

Margie hobbies include reading, shopping, collecting cookbooks and mugs, working in the yard, attending and participating in plays and cultural activities, volunteering, and talking on the telephone.

She was the widow of James M. Thomas after 45 years of marriage. Her only sibling, sister Shirley M. Thomas, preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother-in-law-, Rev. Earl Thomas; two nephews, Earl Thomas, Jr. (Pam) and Ervin Thomas (Rhonda), three nieces, Shurelle Thomas Scott, Shurine Thomas and Mary “Squeekey” Pressley (Edward), two cousins, John Stanley Abrams, III (Ruby) and Barbara Morris McCray, along with a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins and relatives. She is also survived by special long-time friends: Margaret Bates, Helen Carter, Deaconess Mamie Diggs, Helen Harris, Vivian Minor, Deaconess Thelma Oliver, Natalie Silver and Rev. June F. Rice.

Margie was grateful for and loved communicating daily with someone from her family or with someone from among her vast group of friends. She had compassion for children and the elderly with special needs. Her motto was, “If I can help someone along the way, then my living will not be in vain.” Her favorite Bible verses were the 23rd Division of Psalms and the Model Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13).

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Visitation
Chiles Funeral Home
2100 Fairmount Ave.
Richmond, VA US 23223
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Service
Cedar Street Baptist Church
2301 Cedar Street
Richmond, VA US 23223
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
11:00 AM
Burial
Oakwood Cemetery
Nine Mile Road
Richmond, VA US
Wednesday, September 25, 2019