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Lotus Wanda Thomas

August 29, 1921 ~ April 17, 2019 (age 97)

:  "Because of your smile, you made life more beautiful."


Lotus Wanda Thomas, 97, died on April 17, 2019 at Jefferson Park at Dandridge while surrounded by family and friends. 


Lotus lived a life filled with joy and, regardless of circumstance, wore the most contagious smile that could light up even the darkest room. She had a desire to care for others and spent her happiest moments with her family and friends. Along with her smile, she was known for the food she served, gardens she grew, and beautiful quilts she made. 


Lotus was an employee at Enka for prior to her retirement. She was a believer in Christ and attended St. Tide Baptist Church. 


She is preceded in death by her parents Bradley and Mamie Thomas, sister and best friend Iris Lovell, and brothers Harold and Willard. 


She is survived by her son Mike [Theresa] Thomas, nephews Terry [Debbie] Lovell and Doug Thomas, great nephew James [Mona] Thomas, great niece Allison Lovell, great great niece Ty Gibson, and an uncountable amount of family and friends. 


The family would like to thank Jefferson Park at Dandridge and Amedisys Hospice for the outstanding care and comfort they have provided. 


The family will receive friends Friday, April 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.  Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Zane Stuart officiating.  Burial will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.


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