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Frances Thomas

Born September 26, 1933

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.

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  • shared the same birthday for 62 years will miss the phone call that day wishing each other a happy birthday that day you and Edna get those shopping carts rolling

  • Your Memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part.