AUGUSTA, Ga. - Virginia Elizabeth Thomas, 77, of Augusta, died Thursday, January 2, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2003, from the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, with Dr. Eleazer Benenhaley officiating. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Mrs. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Augusta and was preceded in death by her first husband, the late Robert V. Reeves and her second husband the late John Thomas. She was a retired nurse at Gracewood State School and Hospital where she worked for more than 20 years and she attended Silvercrest Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. Survivors include two sons, Robert Reeves of Augusta and George Reeves of Albany; two daughters, Sharon Blackstone and Glenda F. Thomas both of Hephzibah; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers include Henry Holly, Russell Watkins, Jackie McClosky and Vernon Reeves.
The Augusta Chronicle January 4, 2003