Catherine Lorette Thomas, 88, of El Dorado, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the John R. Williamson Hospice House.

She was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Plain Dealing, La., the daughter of Frank Brock and Annie Buffert Brock. She was a member of Free Union A.M.E. Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, T.W. Thomas; brothers, Nathaniel Brock, Curtis Brock, Earl Brock and Al Brock; sisters, Mary Mayne, Margie McHenry, Ruby Jones, Frankie Golden and Anney Dixon; sons, Garland R. Thomas, James Thomas, Horace R. Thomas and Harold Washington; daughter, Ruby D. Washington; and grandchildren, Aleshia Broadnax and Jamario Washington.

Survivors include three sons, Willie Washington of Camden, Roy C. Thomas of Oakland, Calif., and Matthew J. Washington of California; two daughters, Sharon Kilgore of El Dorado and Betty R. Crosby of Houston; sister, Artie Mae Smith of El Dorado; 22 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Andrews Funeral Home.

Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Free Union A.M.E. Church, U.S. 82 East. Burial will be in Free Union Cemetery under the direction of Andrews.

Published: 01/17/2013