The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
Olivia Ann Merricks Thomas, age 83, died Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur, TX.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Eastern Star Baptist Church, Port Arthur, TX, where she was a member. Rev. Lloyd W. Scott, Sr., Pastor will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Groves, TX under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church.
She was born in Gold Dust, LA on July 21, 1929. She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Alphonse Thomas, Sr.; her son, Alphonse “Skip” Thomas, Jr. (Darlene) of Beaumont, TX; her daughter, Adrienne Denise Benson (Milton) of Houston, TX: six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a large, loving, supportive family of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.