Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Union Valley Baptist Church, North 361 Road, Stonewall, OK 74871. The Rev. Richard Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mary Elizabeth (Bottoms) Thomas, at the age of 79, went to be with her Lord and many other loved ones on Aug. 29, 2017. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was an actual firecracker, born July 4, 1938, to Roy Bottoms and Marie (Armstrong) Bottoms. She worked for DHS as a non-tech medical care provider for elderly people for a very long time.
She endured 20 years as an Air Force wife to Sammie Lee Thomas. They were married Sept. 1, 1956. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by one daughter, Robin (Thomas) Abbott; son-in-law Vince Abbott; one son, Russell Thomas; one sister, Betty (Bottoms) Brown and husband, Dean Brown; sister-in-law, Joyce Bottoms; five grandchildren, Rodney Thomas Williams and husband, John Williams, Mandy (Thomas) Kettle, Shannon Thomas and wife, Christine (Reed) Thomas, Justin Thomas and wife, Whitney (Morris) Thomas, and Misty Abbott; and four great-grandchildren, Bryce Kettle, Marissa Pope, Avery Pope Thomas and Ryan Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and Roy Bottoms; her husband, Sammie; two children, Brenda Lynn Thomas and Richard Thomas and his wife, Pat Thomas; two brothers, Vona Ray Bottoms, John "Johnney" Bottoms; one sister, Wanda Fey (Bottoms) Hilburn and husband, Joe; and one grandchild, Dusty Bo Abbott.
Bearers will be Dale Walker, Scott Bottoms, Wesley Pope, Robbie Smith, Weldon Bell and John Bell.
Published on August 30, 2017