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Doris Louise Thomas

June 20, 1937 — August 8, 2023


Doris Louise Thomas, 86, of Oakboro, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at home.

Doris was born June 20, 1937 in North Carolina to the late Dewitt Medlin and the late Pearl Medlin. 
She was also preceded in death by brothers, Hoyle Medlin, Kenneth Medlin and Terry Medlin.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am - 11:45 am, Friday, August 11, 2023 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Marshville located at 7002 Pleasant Hill Church Road. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm., officiated by Pastor John Miller.  Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Doris met her husband Everette in 1953.  They were married on December 23, 1955 and they have been married ever since for 67 years and 8 months.  She was very active in her church and loved the Lord with all her heart.  Some of Doris favorite pastimes included cooking, tending to flowers, and helping anyone in need that she came across, often prioritizing the needs of others over her own.  Doris was known for her wonderful sence of humor, oftentimes dry which could make anyone laugh, and she was also especially known for the cakes she made which she would enjoy with RCs and Pepsis.  She was also fond of listening to Gospel singers, Bill Gaither and Bradley Walker. But above all else, she cherished the time she spent with her loving family and her church family.  Doris spent her life serving the Lord and now rests in the arms of her Savior.   

Survivors include husband, Everette Thomas of Oakboro, NC; son, Donald (Cheryl) Thomas of Monroe, NC, Ronald (Lisa) Thomas of Monroe, NC, Bobby (Beverly) Thomas of Marshville; daughter, Jennifer (Bradly) Whitley of Oakboro; son , Tommy (Sherrie) Thomas of Monroe NC; grandchildren, Jessica Thomas, Tyler (Jordyn) Westall, Brian Thomas, Brittany (TJ) Marshall, Michael (Mackenzie) Thomas, Spencer Thomas and fiancé Garrett Cox, Alyssa Thomas, Jaden Whitley, Gracie Whitley, Morgan (Jon) Foxx, Andrea (Marshall) Knight; great-grandchildren, Aria, Chandler, Scarlett, Chevy, Phoenix, Raylan.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to hospice nurses Denna Deere and Crystal Thomas, and also to Doris' caregivers, Terri Howard, Connie Thomas, and Judy Moore.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Stanly County & the Uwharrie, 960 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation-- Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Friday, August 11, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service -- Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Friday, August 11, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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