Thelma M. Lomas, 98, of Longview, Texas passed away November 16, 2019. Visitation will be held all day Monday, November 18, 2019, at the funeral home with family present from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Robert Lee Cemetery with Reverend William Hood officiating. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
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Thelma was born to William B. and Texie Wollet in Pawhuska, Oklahoma August 29, 1921. After finishing Dundee High School, where she was part of a quartet, she married the late George Lomas on October 29, 1939. They later moved to Illinois, then to Texas where they resided in Robert Lee for the better part of 45 years. She and George moved to San Angelo where she lived until 2017.
Thelma is survived by her son Robert Lomas with wife Juanita of Longview, Texas; twin sister, Zelma Reed, of Abilene; younger sister, Dolores Holt of California; daughter-in-law, Frances Lomas of San Angelo. She will also be missed by her loving, grandchildren: Kim Hodge, Lisa Lewis, Jamie Gressett, Jennifer Ducote, Derek Lomas, Jennifer McDaniel, Marcus Lomas, and Linsey Ebey; Great-grandchildren total 20 and 4 great, great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, sons William Patrick and George Michael in that order, her brother, Bud Jr. Wollet, and Dr. Russell Lomas.
Thelma was a real trooper when it came to raising kids, her own and others. She welcomed many who spent months under her roof. She fed them and was more than happy to feed and care for them in any way she could. Her cooking was heralded by all for its quality as well as quantity. Thelma was on a bowling team which she enjoyed very much. Not only was she a superb homemaker, but she helped George renovate houses, whether it was a friend, her children, or a customers. You will have a difficult time finding a truer follower of Christ than Mrs. Lomas. She was totally devoted and let everyone know it. She enjoyed singing with her lovely voice and found joy whistling.