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Obituary: Edith Juanita Thomas

May 2, 2014

Edith Juanita Thomas, 89, died following a heart attack at Advent Christian Village on May 1, 2014.


She was born in Wewahitchka, FL August 18, 1924. She was the daughter of Novella and John Henry Daniels. She had one brother, Archie Preston Daniels (deceased). She moved to Eagle Lake at a young age and attended Eagle Lake Elementary and Winter Haven High School. She married Joseph W. Thomas of Lee, FL in September 1947. They were married 66 years. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was an exceptional cook and her banana puddings brought happiness to many. To be given a written copy of this dessert was to be given a treasure indeed. She was a Christian who spent much time in prayer. She prayed for many people who may never have known that heaven was being called upon for them.


She loved. There is no better way to put it and so we will leave it at that.


She had lived the last year of her life at Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park. She is survived by her loving husband J.W. Thomas, two daughters, Laneece Vann Condry and Dale Thomas (husband Jerry McDonald). Two granddaughters, Jessica Michelle Diericks, who resides in Texas, and Josie Marie Gaskins (husband Daniel Gaskins), and one great-granddaughter, Katie Shea Diericks; sister-in-law Myrtle Daniels.


There will be visitation at Beggs Funeral Home from 5pm to 7pm, May 2. There will be a graveside service at Midway Baptist Church Saturday, May 3 at 2pm. Flowers may be sent to Beggs Funeral Home at 235 NW Orange Ave., Madison, FL.


Submitted by John Bullard

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