Thomas, Shirley A.

July 26, 1930 - September 7, 2019

Shirley Thomas, 89, of Kingwood, Texas was born in Canonsburg, PA on July 26, 1930 and entered into rest on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Shirley was the youngest of three children born to parents, Margaret Crumm and Earl Briceland. She graduated from Trinity High School in 1948 and shortly after began her career as a bookkeeper. On May 1, 1949 Shirley was married to Joseph S. Thomas.

Shirley was a member of Strawbridge United Methodist Church. She was actively involved in the XYZ Club, Merry Widows, and the Crusaders of Strawbridge United Methodist Church.  Shirley loved to volunteer and loved her Memorial Hermann Northeast Family where she volunteered over 20 years, and also loved volunteering at her church. Those that knew and loved Shirley described her as loving, happy, grateful, joyous, and vivacious.

Shirley was preceded in death by her spouse, Joseph Thomas; son, Danny J. Thomas; sister, Helen Warcholak; brother, Edward T. Briceland; and nephew, Gary Briceland. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara T. Stewart; granddaughter, Dawn (Bryan) Beikmann; grandson, Jeremy Kleppick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Dr. Kingwood, TX 77345.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that in honor of her son and in her memory, a donation be made to The Firefighters Foundation of Houston or to Strawbridge United Methodist Church.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life service will be held on at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Dr. Kingwood, TX 77345.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that in honor of her son and in her memory, a donation be made to The Firefighters Foundation of Houston or to Strawbridge United Methodist Church.

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9 replies on “Thomas, Shirley A.”

Sandy Crenshaw says:

I’m going to miss seeing her smiling face at the east entrance every Thursday afternoon and our long conversations we had over lunch. Shirley was a wonderful volunteer and will be greatly missed. RIP dear friend and to all her family my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love you Friend
Sandy Crenshaw

Margaret Dorsett says:

Shirley was like the little energizer rabbit, always smiling always happy, she will be missed by all our Hospital Auxiliary and scores of others I’m sure.

Carolanne & Art Voltmann says:

Her infectious smile and friendly manner will always be how we remember her

Dottie Kelley says:

I will miss my little friend and the happy warm hugs she always gave.

Arlean W Taylor says:

Shirley was like a ray of sunshine with her cheerful, outgoing and friendly personality. She was a dear friend and I will miss her greatly. My condolences to her family and many friends.

Barbara Garland says:

I miss her sweet loving smile and hugs. She was a joy to see every Thursday.

Evelyn Peek says:

A beautiful friend. She wii be missed. Prayers to her family.

Rita Schwartz says:

Shirley was a huge part of our Thursday afternoon shift. Her smile and wonderful personality will definitely be missed. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Michele Wolf says:

So many wonderful words can be said to express who she was, kind, considerate, thoughtful, loving, joyful and more. Easy to understand why our friend will be missed. Sending love to Barb and family.

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