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CORA ELIZABETH THOMAS

August 11, 1946 March 9, 2014
CORA ELIZABETH THOMAS
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Cora Elizabeth (Butler) Thomas was born on August 11, 1946, in Hurry, Maryland to the late Richard Paul Butler and the late Mary Catherine (Shade) Butler. She was the third of eleven children and the oldest of eight daughters born to the Butlers.

Cora grew up in Chaptico, Maryland, where she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was most fond of the time she spent with her mother whom she spoke of frequently and reminisced about.

Cora began her early schooling at Benjamin Banneker School in Loveville, Maryland. Upon moving to Calvert County, she took up residence with the late Shirley Spriggs Randall and her children who became like siblings to her as well.

Cora and the late Samuel Lemuel Wrightson Thomas were united in Holy Matrimony on April 5, 1975 in Owings, Maryland. From that union, four children were born.

She was a homemaker and babysat many children until she began her early career at Calvert County Nursing Center where she worked many years. She also held, among other positions, jobs at Holiday Inn, Bayside/Chesapeake Shores and Options as an adult companion.

Cora liked to frequent the casino and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. She loved life and tried to live it to the fullest. She enjoyed listening to soulful music and dancing. She was a devoted member of St Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church. She was also a proud member of the St Mary’s County Chapter of the NAACP as well as the Knights of St. Jerome Society.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving children, Grace Norton(Sam Cordova), Mary Thomas, Samulyn Holt(James) and Samuel Thomas; grandchildren, Robert Brooks, Christina Noel Norton, Craig Norton, James Holt and Jaelyn Holt; six sisters, Helen Daye(Leon), Mary Francis Baker(Robert, predeceased), Agnes Swales(William, predeceased), Mary Catherine Butler(Roger Awkward), Clare Adams(Joseph), and Marie Butler; brother-in-laws, Morris Thomas(Juanita) and Kenneth Thomas(Theresa Ellen, predeceased); sister-in-laws, Edith Butler(Richard Paul, predeceased), Erna Thomas and Ruth P. Lockett(Abraham, predeceased); adopted siblings, Addie Hawkins(Philp), Rosalind Gyimah(Daniel), Barbara Means(Charles), Cora Christine Randall, Elijah Randall(Jennifer), Charles Randall(Brenda), and Nathaniel Randall(Karla); one former son-in-law, Craig Norton, and a whole host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and special friends and loved ones too numerous to name.

Also preceding her in death were her two brothers, William Butler and James “Jimmy” Butler.

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Visitation

Monday

17

Mar

10:00 AM 3/17/2014 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/17/2014 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church

16922 St. Peter Claver Road
Ridge, MD 20684

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
16922 St. Peter Claver Road Ridge 20684 MD
United States

Service

Monday

17

Mar

11:00 AM 3/17/2014 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church

16922 St. Peter Claver Road
Ridge, MD 20684

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
16922 St. Peter Claver Road Ridge 20684 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Monday

24

Mar

11:00 AM 3/24/2014 11:00:00 AM
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham 20623 MD
United States
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