SAN ANGELO ~ Juanita Thomas, 92, passed through the gates of Heaven May 26th, 2017.

SAN ANGELO ~ Juanita Thomas, 92, passed through the gates of Heaven May 26th, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Shaffer Funeral Home’s Sherwood Way Chapel. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

She was born April 1st, 1925 to Henry and Leetha McBrayer, in Bonham, Texas.

There are certain laughs we find contagious in this temporary world- ones that stick with us. Juanita’s was one of them. She lived a giving life. She was a woman of conviction and compassion. She was a survivor, and a helper, and she was loved by many. Throughout her life, Juanita kept close all the things that mattered most to her. In every room of her heart lived her loved ones. If she’d had it her way, she would’ve always been surrounded by family, as this was her pride and her joy. Juanita cared for others all her life, through her profession, and at home. Her children and grandchildren brought her the biggest, brightest smiles. She will be greatly missed.

Juanita was preceded in death by both parents; brothers, Henry Jr. (Buster) and Billy Lee; sister, Virginia; nephew, Billy Wayne; son-in-law, Jimmy Crenshaw; and grandson, John David.

She is survived by her daughter, Pam Crenshaw of San Angelo; her three sons, Jimmy Jr. and wife Kathy of Andrews, Jeffrey and wife JoAnne of Boyd and Jason and wife Jessica, of San Angelo. Her son, Howard Thomas Jr. and his wife Susie of Midland, Michael and Heather of Midland, Marissa of Midland, her daughter Katrina, and Ricky King of Corpus, and her two sons William Henry and Jennifer of San Angelo and Sean and Yuko of Japan. Juanita is also survived by fourteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Meadow Creek

for the care they provided her in her last few months.

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