Mary Ellen Thomas, 77, of Lewisetta died on July 18. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mamie Ellen Cole (Morris); stepfather, Lawrence Cole; father, Walter Max Barrow and brother Walter Robert Barrow, Sr. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Harry Thomas; daughter, Theresa Thomas; sister, Ann Bowen; her nieces and nephews and her beloved cats Nosey and Marv.
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Mary Ellen retired after 40 plus years from the Northumberland School System where she worked in the guidance office. She loved all her kids in school and kept in touch with many after she retired. Helping children and animals was her passion. She will be missed by many whose lives she impacted.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League, 75 Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.