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Novice Lillian Sullivan Thomas
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1912
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1976
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Novice Lillian Sullivan Anderson Thomas was born to Charlie Lee and Julia Ann Allen Sullivan in Canton, Texas on December 6, 1912. She was the second of five children born to this union. Novice much preferred to be called Lillian.

After the family moved from The Free State, they arrived in Dallas and settled down. In 1931 at the age of 19, she married 21 year old Clarence Edward Anderson. Later that same year, they had a beautiful daughter. Due to complications of birth, Lillian and Clarence were to have no more children. During her recuperation from the birth and following surgery, her young sister Oleta cared for her newborn while her mother and father stayed by her bedside at the hospital.

She became widowed following the tragic death of the love of her life in March of 1936. She grieved for him tremendously.

Later years saw her married to Luther B. Thomas. She was in the process of opening and stocking her hopefully productive second hand shop. She suffered a fatal coronary thrombosis at her home while drinking a glass of buttermilk. She was alone at the time, and found later by Luther. She was survived by her husband Luther B. Thomas, her daughter, two granddaughters, and one grandson.


Mrs. Lillian, 5414 Reiger. Survived by
husband L. B. Thomas, daughter Jody
Glassman; sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Richey,
Mrs. Oleta Grammer, all of Dallas;
granddaughters Coral (Carrol) Rogers
of Denver, Debbie Todaro of Waco;
great-granddaughter Kerry Ann Rogers.
Chapel services 11 a.m., Friday
with Rev. Donald Skelton
2615 S. Buckner Blvd.

Family links: 
  Charlie Lee Sullivan (1881 - 1961)
  Julia Ann Allen Sullivan (1886 - 1962)
  Arthur Lee Sullivan (1910 - 1967)*
  Novice Lillian Sullivan Thomas (1912 - 1976)
  Mary Oleta Grammer (1920 - 1997)*
  Myrtle Fay Sullivan Richey (1923 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Created by: Mary Ann Brown-Powell
Record added: Dec 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82181794
Novice Lillian <i>Sullivan</i> Thomas
Added by: Mary Ann Brown-Powell
Novice Lillian <i>Sullivan</i> Thomas
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