The Progress-Index - - OBITUARIES -

TSgt (Ret) June Delores Thomas, age 64, de­parted this life on Fe­bru­ary 3, 2019. Born on June 13, 1954 in Peters­burg, VA, she was the beloved daugh­ter of the late Theodore Thomas, Jr. and Thelma L. (Good­wyn) Thomas. She was de­voted to her four sib­lings, Carl H. Thomas of Peters­burg, VA, Avonne E. Brown of Ch­ester­field, VA, Mil­dred A. Holtz (lov­ing brother-in-law, LaVerle C. Holtz) of Ch­ester, VA and Theodore Thomas III of Peters­burg, VA.

June grad­u­ated Pe­abody High School in 1973, and later joined the U.S. Air Force in 1975. Serv­ing her coun­try proudly for 20 years, re­tir­ing in 1995 as Tech Sergeant with nu­mer­ous mil­i­tary hon­ors. Her com­mit­ment to the Vet­er­ans spanned her career and into the rest of her life, hon­or­ing them daily.

June then moved to Riverview, FL, to build a full and happy life. As an avid fisher, June pas­sion for fish­ing and joy for ex­plor­ing dif­fer­ent cui­sine was a big part of her Florid­ian life.

She also en­joyed col­lect­ing re­minder bands and pins of sig­nif­i­cance which she dis­player proudly, at all times. June re­tired a sec­ond time in 2017, from Alor­ica as a Work­force Man­age­ment An­a­lyst.

She leaves many friends and fam­ily who deeply cher­ish her mem­ory: nine lov­ing nieces and neph­ews; four­teen great nieces and neph­ews; and a host of aunts, un­cles and cousins. June also leaves be­hind deeply de­voted friends, U.S. Air Force, MSgt. Ge­orge Moore, Jr. and Betsy El­lis-Moore; and a host of many more de­voted friends.

June was pre­ceded by her lov­ing adopted sis­ter, Jan­ice San­ders.

She would want the fam­ily to thank each and ev­ery­one who took part in her care, es­pe­cially Crater Com­mu­nity Hospice, thank you! All is not gone, in­stead she lives in our hearts for­ever.

Ser­vice will be held 1:00 P.M., Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 12, 2019 in the Chapel of J. M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, VA. The in­ter­ment will fol­low at Wilk­er­son Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily will assem­ble 12:00 Noon the day of the ser­vice and will re­ceive friends at 4613 Fin­ney Court, Ch­ester, VA.

J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the fu­neral ser­vices live on­line at www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

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