Florisse Coleman Thomas - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Florisse Coleman Thomas

September 25, 1929 - January 24, 2024

Florisse Coleman Thomas, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.

Born in Pikeville, KY on September 25, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Green and Riney Caroline (Thacker) Coleman. Florisse dedicated her life to her family as a talented homemaker.

Florisse loved to travel with her husband in their motor home as often as she could. In her spare time, she enjoyed tending to her flowers and sewing for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook. Above all, Florisse loved spending time making memories with her family.

To her friends and family, and especially to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who lovingly called her MomMom, she sewed the tapestry of our family. One where her kindness and unwavering faith always shined with the love of Jesus. And like a familiar country sunrise, her gentle spirit with a sweet twinkle in her eyes would always feel like a well-worn quilt that will forever live in our hearts. Her God honoring legacy to love well and to always find the best in others will continue on for generations.

In addition to her parents, Florisse was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Thomas; son, James M. Thomas; and siblings, Argus Coleman, William Coleman, Kenneth Coleman, Emogene Murphy, Eugene Coleman, Gladys Tucker and Rosetta Benner.

She is survived by her children, Darenda S. Olsen (Gary) of Franklin, TN, Pamela A. Couden of Middletown, and Randall P. Thomas (LeeAnne) of Elkton, MD; siblings, Bobby Coleman (Phoebe) of Newark, Bonita Stephenson of Irmo, SC, and Betty Phillips of Mountain City, TN; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday, February 5, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will begin at 1 pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.


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11 Condolences for Florisse Coleman Thomas

  • So sorry for your loss. I have thought of Flo and prayed her many times. God bless you all.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I love my beautiful, sweet Aunt Florisse and she will be dearly missed. She is now resting in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. I know she had a glorious reunion with all her loved ones that passed on before her.
    God Bless you all!
    Love, Sheila Stecher and family

  • I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Her legacy will live on through the love and wisdom she passed on to you. May you find strength in her memory and Love she had for you all. She was a Great woman. πŸ™

  • I am so sorry to hear this. I have lots of fond memories of Flo from years ago when Doyle and I used to go to their house. You all have our prayers and thoughts in the coming days. Love and prayers Sherry and Larry Nolen

  • Wishing all that care about and love Flo comfort and peace to face the days ahead. And cherished memories to hold in your hearts. She made a sweet and loving impression on everyone she met… me included πŸ’š
    Gwen Tennant

  • The whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. Ms Florisse was a precious lady.

  • Darenda and Family,
    Darenda and I went to Ogletown Baptist Church growing up and I remember her Mom and Dad, they were such wonderful parents. Darenda, you, your brothers and your sister were very blessed. I am sending you my love and hugs. I wish I could be there in person at your Mom’s service, but I will be there with you in spirit. I am sending you my love and hugs. It is so very hard to lose your parents. Earl and I are praying for you all. God bless.
    Susan Harrell Whaley
    Christiana High School Class of 1971
    Sebastian, FL

  • Flo Mom mom was one of the sweetest dearest Christian friends I had. She was an Angel on earth In everything she did an the words she spoke shined the love of Jesus. I will dearly miss her but knowing she is in the arms of Jesus now. Looking forward to seeing her again when I get to heaven

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.

  • Edna loved her and Bob dearly. They were so good to her and she loved spending time with them. She always loved to tell us about her trips and time there in Delaware.

  • Drenda, Pam and Randy I’m so sorry to hear of Flo’s passing. She was a pleasure to be around and I loved her smile. Sending lots of hugs, love and prayers to all of you. Hold on to those memories. πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ™