September 26, 1933 – July 1, 2014
Frances Thomas, age 80, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Born in Wilmington, DE on September 26, 1933, Frances was a daughter of the late Ruben Smith and Frances Purnell Smith. She worked as a clerk for Acme Markets, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service.
An excellent homemaker, Frances found great joy in caring for her beloved family. In her leisure time, she enjoyed traveling and visiting local casinos. Frances was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Hardgraves. Frances is survived by her husband of 63 years, Murrell Thomas; sons, Richard M. Thomas (Dolores) of Middletown, Neil A. Thomas of Alexandria, VA and Steven M. Thomas of New Castle; brother, James Smith of Pike Creek; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Delaware, 630 Churchmans Road, Ste. 202, Newark, DE 19702.