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First Baptist Church of Laurens
Sunday August 29th, 2021

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Deborah Thomas

Deborah Lynn Thomas

Greer, SC

Deborah Lynn Thomas, age 69, of Greer and formerly of Laurens, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021, at her home.

Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Betty Baker Thomas. She retired from FedEx of Greenville and Charlotte and was a member of First Baptist Church in Laurens. She was affectionately known as “Aunt Debbie” or “DD” and was a precious and devoted friend, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Debbie was full of wit and there was never a dull moment when she was around.

She is survived by; companion, Brenda Yoder of Greer, brothers, Grayson Thomas (Laurie) of Greer, Allen Thomas (Nan) of Laurens and Chris Thomas (Jill) of Williamston; niece and nephews, Gray and Ben Thomas, Charles and Catherine Thomas, Kyle Clark and Caleb Thomas; and her beloved pet “Bella."

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 29, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Laurens conducted by Rev. J.D. Putman, Rev. Dearld Sterling and Rev. David Putman. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of America, 16430 Ventura Blvd, Suite 300, Encino, CA 91436 or to American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Thomas

Carol Marino Bishop May 23 2022 10:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Thomas

Rene Tucker Neel Aug 30 2021 12:00 AM

Rest easy old friend you abide with the angels and your parents. I will miss your wit and all of the loving stories about Alan, Grayson and Chris and their families and Bella and Bren. You are at peace.

Brenda Brooks Aug 29 2021 12:00 AM

I knew Deb from way back when! She lives in Sherwood Forest at the time and she and her friends were the "IN GROUP". Seems like people were always coming and going from their house, but Deb seemed to be like the mom, the caretaker of evetyone. Always so attractive and so sweet. Deb told me how to cook canned greenbeans to taste like homemade, which I reminded her abt it a year or so back! Deb was always there and was always known at FedEx. In fact in calling in to FedEx one time, I got Deb in Charlotte. We chatted for a while and was great talking with her. She will be truly missed as she was a very,very wonderful lady!

Kim Long Aug 29 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Thomas

Mike Johnson Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

To the Thomas Family. Just heard the news of Debs passing and I am sooo sorry to hear this. We have been lifetlong friends. I am susre that she will be missed by many. She was always a ray of sunshine and fun to be around. I am keeping the Thomas family in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. I am sure Deb is in heaven with her parents today and smiling as usual..

Karen M. Nix Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

You are missed deeply from Tennessee. You were the smile that lit the room since I met you in dispatch Fedex dispatch 35 years ago. I know youre in Gods presence now. Never did I want this day to come to you or your family. There are so many great qualities that I cant list. Most of all you were so loved. Not one day will be the same. Deb gave me my first Bible that has been used greatly since 1991. It saved me. You saved me. Gods speed. Prayers to your family. The loss of you is beyond my hearts ability right now. See you soon.

Kim A Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

Brenda and the Thomas family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. I met Deb in 1997 when I began working in FedEx Dispatch. We hit it off instantly and became great friends right away. I have such wonderful and funny memories of her. We shared many laughs through the years. Deb was such a genuine and amazing person and I am so very thankful to have had her as my friend. I loved her dearly. She was a beautiful person and anyone would agree, to know her was to love her. I will forever miss my sweet Deb. Much love and many prayers for her family.

MaryAnn Hope Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

Many have lost a great friend, but the heavens have received a new beautiful star. My sincerest of condolences to the Thomas family.

BETTY WALSH Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

Deb you have left alongside our creator, your mommy and daddy but you have left a legacy of love, service, integrity and good vibes that will always be in our lives. Rest in the peace of the Lord and if you listen to us you know that we will miss you very much. With love,Linda and JorgeColombia South America

Jorge Salazar Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

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