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Joyce Thomas, 79, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Greenville Gardens.
She was born to Chester Darby and Verda Mae Shaw Trahan in Cedar Bayou, Texas. She married Eddie Thomas on July 11, 1978, in Lake Charles, La., and lived in Wolfe City, Texas, where they have resided since 1999.
She worked for many years as a beautician and an instructor of cosmetology. She had a strong love for her family and searching for antiques and lighthouses, crafting, and caring for the many animals they raised on Little Acres Ranch. She was a member of Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Eddie of Wolfe City; two sisters, Darlene Higginbotham and Wanda Patton, both of Baytown, Texas; daughter Carol Enderli of Baytown; stepdaughters Cathy Furnace of Longview, Texas, Cynthia Parish of Orange, Texas, and Lisa Thomas Morphis of Needville, Texas; one son, Joey Enderli of Mont Belview, Texas; stepsons Eddie Thomas Jr. of Edmonds, Wash., John Thomas of Texas City, Texas, and Joe Thomas of Valrico, Fla.; 30 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and stepson Ronnie Pruett.
The funeral will be Friday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. at Cross Trails Cowboy Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home is in charge.
Send memorials to the Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org/ or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or by phone at 800-272-3900.
Published on August 24, 2017
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