03/24/04 — ELSIE THOMAS

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Elsie B. Thomas, 80, formerly of Goldsboro and the widow of William "Dookie" Thomas, died Saturday at her home.

The funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Richmond.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by two daughters, Geraldine Tennyson of Richmond and Evangelist Michelle Hines of Southern Pines; one son, Minister Jessie Ruffin of Decatur, Ga.; one sister, Irene Wright of Richmond, Va.; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmont Ave., Richmond, Va., 23223; or Geraldine Tennyson, 2717 Fairfield Ave., Richmond, Va., 23223.

Published in Obituaries on March 24, 2004 1:45 PM