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Oma Thompson

Oma Thompson

Ralls – Oma Myree Thomas, 89, of Irving was called home to her heavenly father on Monday, August 18, 2014.  She was born on Nov. 14, 1924, to Lester and Cora Johnson in Southland, Texas and grew in the Owens Community.  Graveside services will be held at 3:00pm Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at the Ralls Cemetery under the care of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.  A Celebration of Life Services will be held 6:00pm to 8:00 Aug. 24, 2014, at Heritage Park, 217 Main St. in Irving, TX.  Oma graduated from Ralls High School in 1942 and attended Texas Technological College.  She married Jerry Thomas on Nov. 19, 1949 and was blessed with three children.  A beloved daughter and sister, she had one brother, Paul Edwin Johnson who preceded her in death.

Oma worked as a Laboratory Technician for the Lubbock City/County Health Dept, Veterans Administration, and West Texas Hospital in Lubbock and Professional Center Laboratory in Irving, TX.  She was very active in her church, Plymouth Park Baptist.  She was also very active in the community of Irving and performed in several of the Community Theatre Events and was named the Irving ABWA Chapter “Woman of the Year” in 1991.  Her most prized performance was in Steve Martin’s movie, The Leap of Faith.

Oma was a strong Christian woman, dedicated daughter, mother and grandmother and she cherished time spent with family and especially the grandchildren.

Oma is survived by two daughters, Linda Shockley and husband Joe of Dallas, Brenda Cartwright and husband Greg of Lubbock and one son, Lester Thomas of Irving; grandchildren, Amanda Cartwright Warner and husband Kyle of Dallas, Ashley Cartwright McDaniel and husband Lee of Dallas, Brent Shockley and wife Mary Giroux of Dallas, Katy Shockley of Dallas and Daniel Thomas of Austin.  She is also survived by one great-grandchild, Korah Shockley of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.

Oma will be missed dearly by all who know her, but her love will flourish forever.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ralls Cemetery Association, 808 Ave I, Ralls, TX, 79357.

Submitted: 8/19/2014


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