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1966 Dorothy 2023

Dorothy Thomas

February 20, 1966 — June 1, 2023

Austin, Texas

Gone But Never Forgotten

On February 20, 1966, in Austin, Texas, God blessed Dorothy Jean Williams and George Washington with a beautiful baby girl, whom they named Dorothy Elaine Williams.  She was given a good Christ like foundation and a well-rounded education. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Shiloh in Littig.  Attending the public schools of Bastrop County and graduating from Elgin High School, where she met many good friends, who became life-long friends, like Darrell Jackson, who she classified as a best friend.

In 1987, Dorothy Elaine’s journey of life was moving on a fast scale. She and her two children, Crystal, and Antwan was united in Holy Matrimony to the legendary, Curley Thomas, the man of her life – who sweetly called her his First Lady. The new family welcomed their first born, Courtney.  Family was always a main factor in Elaine’s life, and it was never a dull moment because Elaine had not just married a man who care for her and her children but had married her best friend. She went along with him as he involved her in all that he did, making sure he kept a smile on her face.  Dorothy and Curley were married for 33 years at the time of his death.

Elaine had a passion for family, friends, and work.  Whenever you called her, she was there.  Elaine worked numerous jobs, caring for people being one of her most important, just as it was for family and friends.  Elaine worked as a Private Caregiver in the homes of others and at Assisted Living and at Austin State Hospital. At Austin State Hospital, she became a Service Assistant and later moved up to Medical Assistant Supervisor.

On her journey at the Austin State Hospital, she made many friends, including Doctors, nursing Staff and others throughout the hospital and even the residents. She became very close friends with Lisa Johnson and Rachel Davis, who became the God Mother of her three children. They shared and kept a special bond, only separating by death. They enjoyed visiting and shopping together and late-night phone calls, sharing every trustworthy moment with one another.  Elaine was very devoted and dedicated to her job.  After retiring, she maintained contact with many of her co-workers.

Always putting family first, Dorothy loved family time, going shopping, listening to music, and going to concerts.  When she became a Grandmother, her largest smiles came up when she was with her kids and grandkids.  They were the love of her life, and she spoiled them every chance she could.  Elaine was known by her family for cooking and hosting family gatherings.

Dorothy Elaine is gone but never forgotten…

Dorothy Elaine is preceded in death by her husband, Curley Thomas, her father, George Washington, mother, Dorothy Jean Williams, her daughter, Gale Williams (Falke), her aunties Jeanie Patterson and Joyce Williams and her uncles Floyd Williams and Eugene Williams. Elaine will be joining her mother-in-law, Lillie Mae Parker and brother-in-law, Larry Thomas and nephew, Kenny Thomas.

In God’s Hands…

Elaine’s leaves treasured memories in the heart of her children and her bonus children, Crystal Williams, Antwan Williams, Courtney Thomas and his wife, Whitney, Curley Thomas, III and his wife, Tina, Shadrick Thomas, Keisha Thomas, Kevin Nunn, Patrice Jefferson, and Boosie; eleven Grandchildren: Courtney (Lil C) Thomas, Camien Thomas, Krysten Thomas, Kendall Thomas, Jordan Thomas, Amber Thomas, Ashley Thomas, Sherika Thomas, Aliyiah Thomas, Kiara Carter, and Jordan Jefferson; two brother, Paul Williams and Daniel Williams; her sister-in-law, Sharon Roberson, one nephew, Manuel Roberson; a special ‘Sista’, Sharon Jones  and a host of other relatives and friends.

…gone but never forgotten…

Dorothy Thomas, 57, of Austin, passed away surrounded by her family Thursday morning, June 1, 2023.  She will lie In State at Elgin Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 14th from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM.  A Home Going Celebration will be held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday, June 15th at 11:00 AM with Reverend L.R. Wilson presiding.  Interment will follow at Littig Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

In State

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Home Going Celebration

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Littig

18409 Littig Rd, Elgin, TX 78621

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Interment following funeral service

Littig Cemetery

, Elgin, TX 78621

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