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July 2, 1915-April 2, 2013

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. -- Dorothy "Dot" Smith Thomas, 97, Lexington Park, Md., went home to be with Jesus April 2, 2013, at Hospice House in Callaway, Md.

She was born July 2, 1915, in Durham, N.C., to the late Royal Wright Smith and Nettie Garner Smith.

Dot graduated from Durham High School, and attended East Carolina College.

Aug. 28, 1937, she married Henry "Wyn" Thomas in Durham, N.C. They were the loves of each other's lives for more than 60 years. During her married life, she lived in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia and North Carolina.

She enjoyed Bible studies and fellowship in Presbyterian and Methodist churches everywhere she lived.

She was an avid genealogist. Her hobbies included painting, quilting, organic gardening and "good" nutrition, and her greatest pleasure was spending time at the beach with Wyn.

Dot is survived by her children, Henry W. "Tom" Thomas Jr. and wife, Eunice, of Port Jefferson, N.Y., and Sue Thomas Urban and husband, Jim, of Leonardtown, Md.

She had four grandchildren, Seann Thomas, Neale Thomas (Fran), Megan Thomas and Timothy T. Urban (Nicki); three great-grandchildren, Brittany Thomas, Hunter Urban and Shepherd T. Urban; a great-great-grandchild, Reese Thomas; nieces and nephew, Laura Tucker, Mary McKay and Tim Knowles; and many others who all brought her much joy.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Egbert "Roy" Smith, Louise Dowling, Alice Thomas, Chris "C.W." Smith and Betsy McNay.

A family gathering and life celebration will be held at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery, Duke University Road, Durham, N.C.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jews for Jesus, whom Dot loved for many years, 60 Haight St., San Francisco, Calif., 94102, jfj@jewsforjesus.org.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements are by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.


Published in Obituaries on April 17, 2013 1:48 PM