Lauretta Thomas
Lauretta Thomas

FLETCHER - Funeral service for Lauretta Thomas, 88, of Fletcher will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Fletcher, with Pastor Rodney Campbell officiating.

Burial will follow at Fletcher Cemetery under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lauretta passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Grants Pass, Ore., where she and Peachy lived with Tina and Brian.

Lauretta Mae (Sanders) Thomas was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Elgin to Wiley and Laura (Wilkerson) Sanders. She was the youngest of nine brothers and two sisters.

She married Roy “Peachy” Thomas on May 6, 1946, in Rockwall, Texas. They were married for 72 ½ years. She was a proud mother of Roy Lynn Thomas and LaRae Whitfield.

She and Peachy had four grandchildren: Diana Drown, Dawn Whitfield, Roy “Pete” and Tina. The latter two she raised as her very own. They have 17 great-grandkids and 17 great- great-grandkids. Lauretta has many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Wiley and Laura Sanders; her daughter, LaRae Whitfield; six brothers: Henry, Oscar, Chester, Floyd, Clyde and Kenneth Sanders; and a sister, Ellen Williams.

Lauretta was a wonderful woman and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.