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Deborah Thomas

March 16, 1929 — November 15, 2011

Deborah Thomas, 82, of Peoria, passed away at 3:07 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Pastor Richard K. Hammonds officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mt. Hawley Cemetery in Peoria.
Deborah was born on March 16, 1929 in Grand Chain, a daughter of Freddie and EllaLouise (Brooks) Anderson. She married Charles D. Thomas on May 16, 1948 in Grand Chain. He preceded her in death on January 1, 1996 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; twelve brothers and sisters; and one great grandson.
She is survived by her daughters, Louise Wyatt and Pamela Thomas of Peoria; sons, Charles H. (Cynthia) Thomas of Peoria and Brian Thomas of California; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and two sisters, Versie West and Doris Taylor of Peoria.
Deborah was a member of The Gospel Experience and was a former member of Holy Temple Church of God.
She retired as a receptionist for the Proctor Recreation Center and was formerly employed as a social worker for the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
Deborah enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, listening to Gospel music, walking the beach and visiting Virginia.


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