A photo of Annie Mae Thomas

Annie Mae Thomas

Annie Mae Thomas, of New Castle, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2020, just a few days shy of her 96th birthday.

Annie was a loving and selfless person who was adored and cherished by her family and friends. She was born the second oldest of twelve children in a log cabin in Glade Springs, Virginia. Annie graduated high school in Glade Springs and was offered a scholarship at The College of William and Mary for nursing. Instead, during World War II, at the age of 18, Annie moved to Delaware to become a riveter, soldering wings on airplanes at Bellanca Air Field in New Castle. Annie also worked at Du Pont, Delaware Mills, and Ronson.

Annie was a founding member of the Berean Baptist Church in New Castle, remaining a member for more than 50 years until her death.

Annie loved gardening and spent hours beautifying her yard daily. She was a skillful seamstress and often created and mended clothing for her family. Annie enjoyed caring for dogs and cats and was known to frequently take in unwanted strays.

In addition to her parents, Annie was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin G. “Speed” Thomas, Sr.; and her son-in-law, Donald Bower. She is survived by her children, Maria Bower and Benjamin G. Thomas, Jr. (Linda); grandchildren, Benjamin G. Thomas, III, Samuel M. Thomas, Donald J. Bower, Crystal A. Bower, Yvonne T. Holden and Julaina Thomas; and great grandchildren, Jacqueline McGrory, Lily Bower-Moore, Tristan Bower-Moore, Jacob Bower-Moore, Phoenix Holden and Callie Holden.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Monday, August 3, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

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8 Guestbook messages for Annie Mae Thomas

  • RIP Mrs Thomas

  • My Thoughts and Prayers, go out to Ben and Linda, and Maryanne , and all the Grandchildren, and all of the Thomas Family, and Friends, Mrs Thomas will be greatly missed by all who knew her !!

  • So sorry for your lost.
    Annie was a beautiful person,
    Heaven Got another Angel.
    Looks like she had a beautiful life.

  • The good LORD took a wonderful lady home to be with him . She was my Aunt Tennia Mae best friend Annie use to joke about her when she was upset because Tennia Mae would eat alot We need to keep her upset so she would put on some weight. I pray that God will put his arms around the family give them peace. Sending love and prayers.

  • I remember Mrs. Thomas living in the community a long time. She was a very special neighbor. She loved her flowers and all the stray animals she took care of. I miss her and send special prayers on her journey forward. Condolences to all her family, she will be missed. The video with the flowers and photos was a beautiful tribute.

  • Granny was the best. Strong southern woman. Don’t make like her anymore

  • DearBenny,Linda, Maryann & all her precious Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren, “MomMom” as many of us called her was so sweet & kind & had a most beautiful spirit. Everyone loved her. She’s with Jesus now & has a Heavenly flower garden 🌹 to enjoy. She will truly be missed 😔 🙏 praying the Lord will hold you all close to His heart & comfort you with His peace. Love you all ❤

  • Miss you mommom