Thomas, April

08/23/1953 ~


April Thomas, 67, of Shepherd, TX, born on August 23, 1953 passed away July 14, 2021, with her family by her side at Kingwood Hospital. 

She was preceded in death by her father Grady Ernest Carroll, mother Juanita Tise, brother Grady Carroll, and her triplet baby siblings.

April was survived by her husband Orville Thomas, married in 2005, and together for 27 years. She is also survived by her siblings Linda, Paul, David and twin sons: Robert (Eileen) and Donald (Donna) Carroll, step children Donda (Gary) and Orville II of the Houston TX area. Other family members include 5 grandchildren and multiple step and “adopted” grandchildren/great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

April lived a simple life of service, patience, and kindness to everyone she met. She worked in waitressing, then assembly work, and at Walmart in various positions over the years. She was always willing to give of herself to anyone, whether they deserved it or not and give anyone the benefit of the doubt. She was the family historian and ensured all knew she cared and loved them, with frequent communication. She always loved and cared for her 5 grandchildren with all her heart. She had a never ending patience for others even to her own detriment. April allowed many people to live in her home over her lifetime, to help them get back on their feet, for as long as they needed it. She was the best friend to many short term and life-long friends, who loved her to death. She was also a second/adopted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother to her step-children and close family friends.

Service Information

A visiation will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10 am with a memorial service to follow at Second Baptist North Campus, 22770 HWY 59, Kingwood, Texas 77339. A reception will follow the service at the church.

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2 thoughts on “Thomas, April”

  1. Cheryl Hartman

    I’ve known April for many years. When I was about 5 or 6 years old April baby sit me while my Mom worked. Aproximately two years ago I found April on facebook and we reunited as friends. April and I went on a two day trip together in 2019. We talked for hours and caught up on our lives. April was truly a wonderful friend to have. April truly cared about her family and friends. Soar high my dear friend, you will be deeply missed.

    Love You forever,

  2. I love April and her boys w/all my heart. We met in 1985’ish and became fast friends (family). She would always be there when needed, even if she really couldn’t… Those that know her know what I am saying. Spread your wings dear friend! We know God welcomes you w/open arms!

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