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Esterene Thomas

April 3, 1932 - July 4, 2021

Esterene Thomas passed away at St. Francis Nursing Home Facility in Newport News, VA at the age of 89 years old. Esterene Thomas was preceded in death by her Father Chris W Pierson and Mother Annie Lucille Gaines and 6 siblings.
Esterene is remembered by, her Son Charles Emmitt Thomas II, Daughter-in Love Blanquita (aka Blannie)- Thomas-Mursawwir, Granddaughter Hope (Aaron) and Great Grandson Gabriel Wharton, Grandsons Charles Emmitt Thomas III, Benny Thomas, Granddaughter Carla Thomas, Niece Jeanie Richardson, and Nephew Lamont Hedgepeth a host of great grandchildren.

Esterene Thomas was born in Newport News Virginia on April 3, 1932. Esterene worked for GE as a circuit board engineer for televisions for 30 years. After she retired from GE she went back to school at 62 years old and became a Medical Assistant in which she graduated at the top of her class. Esterene enjoyed the medical assistant field for a while and she decided to do something different. Esterene worked as a plant inspector for Phillip Morris Plant. She finally retired in March of 2006. In August of 2006 Esterene moved with her Grandchildren Aaron & Hope Wharton until 2019 when her health issues became more severe. She was a resident at St Francis nursing facility until she passed away.

Esterene was a very kind and loving person. She was a very honest and direct person. She would give the shirt off her back to help anyone in need. If you made Esterene mad you knew it and which made you love her even more. She had a smile that would light up the room. She was admired for her work ethic and determination to provide for her family. Esterene enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting and entertaining her family and friends. She was a special woman of strength and character. The family and all those who knew her will miss her dearly.

Scripture Revelation 21:4
“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Jehovah will keep Grandma in his memory and she will no longer remember her health issues.
I long for the day to see her youthful healthy self again in paradise.
Love you grandma! See you in paradise!

Special thanks:
To all the friends and family that continue to show support to the Wharton family during this difficult time.


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