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September 15, 1941 October 8, 2011
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Obituary for LORETTA C. THOMAS
Ms. Loretta Carolyn Thomas, departed this life and was received by God on October 8, 2011. Loretta, the beloved daughter of the late Calvin and Virginia Young, was born on September 15, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland. Loretta was educated in the Calvert County Public School system and she retired from the District of Columbia Public School system as a Food Service Manager in 1999 after serving the D.C. Government for over 40 years. Loretta received Christ as her personal savior in 1957, and was baptized at Carroll Western United Methodist Church and later at the Galilee Baptist Church, serving under the leadership of Pastor Eugene Weathers. Loretta was a faithful member of Galilee Baptist Church where she served on the Women’s Usher Ministry, Renaissance Senior’s Academy, Picnic Committee, Project Angel Tree Ministry, Widows and Widowers Ministry and the Volunteer Ministry where she provided the church office with assistant whenever needed. She loved the Inspired Sanctuary Chorus and loved to sing with the Renaissance Senior’s Academy. Loretta was a very energetic, free-spirited individual who always had a smile on her face, and a warm heart which allowed her to treat everyone the same and communicate with them in her own special way. Loretta enjoyed collecting all kinds of angel figurines, attending quartet concerts, eating homemade cakes and pies, shopping, arts and crafts, watching the Young & the Restless, reading her Bible, and the Daily Word but most of all, she enjoyed attending bible study on Tuesdays with the Renaissance Senior’s Academy and participating in their outings to various places. Loretta was a volunteer of the Community Ministry of Prince George’s County where she served as Assistant Coordinator of the We Do Care Produce Distribution and Outreach Ministry under the leadership of Jimmie L. Slade, Executive Director. If you needed food she would always invite you to come and be blessed by this community ministry. Loretta was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 9. Loretta leaves to cherish her beautiful memories her ex-husband, Richard Thomas, Sr., four children Richard Thomas Jr., Rodney Thomas (Barbara), Adriainie Thomas and Wanda Ashe (Arthur). Two sisters Gerlean Etheridge (Clifton), and Barbara Young. Eleven grandchildren Corey Thomas (Tiara), Andre Thomas, Andrew Thomas, Tinesha Halmon, Jemall Walker, Jordann Walker, Rodney Thomas, Jr., Kevin Thomas, Raymond Thomas, Jesse Thomas, and Latasha Thomas. Five great-grandchildren Jazmine Thomas, Jalen Thomas, Jurnee Thomas, N’Dia Walker, and Tamia Thomas. Three adopted granddaughters Peta-gae Andreda, Asya Hedgepath, and Ericka Hazel and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Doretta Thomas, her sister Frances Young, her brother William Young and her son-in-law Ronald Ashe. Loretta was truly loved by many and she will be dearly missed.

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Galilee Baptist Church

2101 Shadyside Avenue
Suitland, MD 20746

Galilee Baptist Church
2101 Shadyside Avenue Suitland 20746 MD
United States

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