Funeral services for Lauretta Thomas, 88, of Fletcher Oklahoma, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Fletcher Oklahoma with Pastor Rodney Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Fletcher Cemetery under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lauretta passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Grants Pass, Oregon where she and Peachy lived with Tina and Brian.
Lauretta Mae (Sanders) Thomas was born January 9, 1930 in Elgin Oklahoma to Wiley and Laura (Wilkerson) Sanders. She was the youngest of 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Lauretta married Roy “Peachy” Thomas on May 6, 1946 in Rockwall, Texas. They were married for 72 ½ years. She was a proud mother of Roy Lynn Thomas and LaRae Whitfield. She and Peachy had 4 grandchildren: Diana Drown, Dawn Whitfield, Roy “Pete” and Tina the latter two she raised as her very own. They have 17 great grandkids and 17 great great grandkids. Lauretta is also survived by her sister, Fern Bridges, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Wiley and Laura Sanders; her daughter, LaRae Whitfield; 6 brothers: Henry, Oscar, Chester, Floyd, Clyde, and Kenneth Sanders; and 1 sister, Ellen Williams.
Lauretta was a wonderful woman and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
An Online Guestbook is available at FletcherAndElginFuneral.com.