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In Memory of

Fern Kerrick Thomas

January 22, 1930 - March 19, 2015

Obituary


Fern K. Thomas, 85, departed this world on Thursday, March 19, 2015 for her heavenly home. She was a loving, gracious, and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother. Fern was a beautiful example of grace to all those who loved her. Born in Fauquier County, on January 22, 1930, to Effie (Hume) and Herman James Kerrick, Fern moved to Richmond, Virginia where she met the love of her life, Wilbur E. (Bill) Thomas (deceased) who was to become a Methodist minister. Their life work together was in love and devotion to the Lord and...

Fern K. Thomas, 85, departed this world on Thursday, March 19, 2015 for her heavenly home. She was a loving, gracious, and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother. Fern was a beautiful example of grace to all those who loved her. Born in Fauquier County, on January 22, 1930, to Effie (Hume) and Herman James Kerrick, Fern moved to Richmond, Virginia where she met the love of her life, Wilbur E. (Bill) Thomas (deceased) who was to become a Methodist minister. Their life work together was in love and devotion to the Lord and to their family, as well as many wonderful years spent ministering to various congregations in the Virginia Methodist Conference. She was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church in Sandston. Fern was a tremendous example of God's love and beauty and will forever be in our heart and soul and the air that we breathe. Dearly remembered by daughter, Patricia Koury and husband, John of Allentown, PA; son, James Thomas and wife Rebecca of Carson, VA; her grandchildren, Joshua Thomas and wife Deana, of Reidsville, NC, Jeremy Thomas and fiancé Allison Bradley, of Greensboro, NC, John Thomas Koury and Alexandra Koury, of Allentown, PA; great-grandchildren, Weston Thomas and Harrison Thomas, of Reidsville, NC. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231; where a celebration of Fern's life will be held immediately following from 1 to 2 p.m. Interment will be in Westhampton Memorial Park, Richmond, VA. Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.