Nellie Irene Thomas, 88

March 15, 2021

Nellie I. Thomas, 88, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of Buckhannon, WV and Belleville, PA, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2021. Born February 20, 1933 in Buckhannon, WV, Nellie was the oldest of eight to the late Raldo Houston and Ruby Lucinda (Lewis) Lewis. She married Gordon J. Thomas and spent many wonderful years of marriage together. Sadly, he passed away in 2016.

Through the years, Nellie found joy in knitting, sewing, and anything to do with arts and crafts. Notably, she owned and operated her own craft store named Nellie’s Crafts in Buckhannon, WV for three years. Aside from crafting, Nellie kept a hardy garden and always looked forward to canning her vegetables she grew. Nellie had a great sense of humor and was a very giving individual. Her love was immense and will forever be cherished by those close to her.

To cherish her memory, she leaves two daughters: Belinda Timmins companion of Kevin Gray and Linda Lou Dean; five sisters: Ella Margarett Moore, Mary Jean Brown, Elma Marie Lefever, Elenor Lee Morris, and Gloria Sue Walters; four grandchildren: William Erich Dean, Matthew Gordon Timmins, Chelsey Marie Spangler, and Alex John Spangler; as well as three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nellie was preceded in death by a son: Myron Glenn Lewis; a daughter: Virginia Ann Spangler; and two brothers: Kelsel Houston Lewis and James Allen Lewis.

Family and friends will be received at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike Lititz, PA 17543 on Tuesday March 23rd from 10AM to 11AM. A celebration of unity and life for both Nellie and her late husband, Gordon Thomas, will follow at 11AM. Nellie and Gordon will be laid to rest together at Quarryville Cemetery following services. For those unable to attend the service, a livestream will be available moments prior to the start of the service at 11AM on Nellie’s obituary page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in both Nellie and Gordon’s honor can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Dr Ste 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110, American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr, Lancaster, PA 17603, and / or the Dementia Society of America, 188 N Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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October 17, 2021

I miss you greatly. I know you are with Gordon and Glenn now. Please give Glenn a hug and a kiss for  me. I know you know  that I think of you often as I am sure you hear me. Fly high with the Angels,  I know you are among. Till next time I’m sending bundles of Love!

March 23, 2021

Sorry for your loss.  Nellie will truly missed.  She and Gordon were great friends and neighbors.  Sugar will miss her also.  
Laura Currence & Scott Currence

March 23, 2021

Dear Belinda, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother.  She was a great friend to my mother.  I have so many fond memories of all of us over the years. May God bless you & keep you strong.  Love to you, Alicia Reardon Snavely

March 22, 2021

Prayers for you all during this difficult time!
Katrina Johnson

March 21, 2021

To Mary Jean and families . My deepest sympathy on the passing of Nellie. You probably will not remember me , but years ago , you and she were waitresses at Wheatland /Dempseys Diner ,  and it was  a place a lot gathered at. You gals were always so nice , and many times I thought back to those fun days. Condolences to all , fondly. Gail Shiffler Smith. 

March 21, 2021

I’m glad I got to met your Mom and Dad along with your sister. May you find peace in the memories and healing for your heart. To all your family so sorry for your loss. I can’t be there in person but I will be with you in spirit. Love and peace to all.
Kathy and Mike Deibler

March 21, 2021

Dear Cousin Belinda and Matthew,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Nellie’s passing. I was looking forward to visiting her this spring. Hugs, thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
Tracy Thomas Cadzow

March 18, 2021

So sorry to hear of Nellie passing.  May God Bless her family at this time.  I picture her family in Heaven waiting with open arms, And Glenn saying to his Mom what took you so long! 
Sandy Reeves Vanderpool

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Lititz, PA 17543
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