Dorothy Thomas

Obituary of Dorothy Elkins Thomas

Dorothy Elkins Thomas, 74 of Bedford, passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on Monday, September 22, 1947 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Rudolph Elkins and Ersell Miller Elkins. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Gene, Bobby, Leo & Charles Elkins and her sisters, Marie Collins, Patty Witt and Penny Dooley. She is survived by her husband, Russell D. Thomas; her daughter, Cindy Thomas; her son, Scott Thomas (Kathy); grandchildren, Bella Hale and Samantha Thomas; brother, Gerald Elkins (Betty); sister Vickie McPhearson (Ed); brother-in-law, Harold Dooley; sister-in-law, Shirley Elkins; sister-in-law, Sally Radford (Ronnie). She was affectionately known as Memaw to many including Michael Lacy, David Lacy, Peyton Stanley, Lexi Padgett, Ayden Padgett, Camden Smith, Collin Smith and Klementine Toms. She is also survived my many special nieces and nephews. Special friends who always called to check on her Margaret, Dana, Lorraine, Connie, Dawn, Lisa, Sara, Louise, Maureen, Barbara, Crinky and Punkin. Mama/Memaw was a wonderful cook, always making sure everyone had home cooked meals three times a day. She loved her family dearly, often doing without to make sure they had the very best. We will miss her tremendously. Funeral services will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford, with Rev. Wayne Murphy officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 PM prior to the service. Interment will follow in Nicopolis United Methodist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Saturday
12
February

Visitation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Saturday
12
February

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Saturday
12
February

Interment

3:45 pm
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Nicopolis United Methodist Church Cemetery
1158 Nicopolis Drive
Bedford, Virginia, United States
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