|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1944|
|Death: ||Sep. 29, 2010|
Published in Daily Press from September 30 to October 4, 2010 (in part): POQUOSON - On Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, our beloved mother, "Jane Lee" Thomas Everett, 66, began her new life with her Lord and Savior, waiting to receive her next task since she so much loved helping anyone she has ever met.
The daughter of the late Elsie Evans Thomas and William H. Thomas Sr., Jane Lee was born July 22, 1944, and was the youngest of her siblings. A lifetime native of Poquoson, she graduated from Poquoson High School in 1963 as the class Valedictorian.
Upon graduation from high school, she began her secretarial career at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton where she grew her extended family having the responsibility of typing for more than 32 engineers at one time, but also received numerous awards and letters of commendation for her dedication.
Awards included Best Typist and Stenographer of the year. The letters of commendation recognized Jane Lee for her superior capabilities and skills. NASA Langley's top management was also impressed with her skills and abilities when she was thanked for proving them wrong when they thought there would be inadequate clerical support for an important conference. In fact, the top management felt she had completed the "mission impossible" many times while she worked for them.
Jane Lee retired from NASA in 1990 after 27 years of service. Upon her retirement from NASA, she began adding to her extended family working as a Customer Service Supervisor with Newport News, Inc. (Spiegel Group) in Hampton. Jane Lee retired from Newport News, Inc. (Spiegel Group) after 12 years of service due to complications from a stroke in 2005. Since 2005, Jane Lee has been courageous in battling any and all obstacles that came her way medically.
Jane Lee was the loving mother of three sons, Ray of China Grove, N.C., Allen of Poquoson, Va., and Patrick of Hampton, Va.
She is also survived by her brother, William H. "Billy" Thomas Jr. of Poquoson; and a sister, Mary T. Burnett of Poquoson. She will be deeply missed by her Lhasa Apsos, Angel and Prince. Jane Lee is also survived by numerous cousins, nephews and close friends.
Our beloved mother and friend to others has been taken away earlier than we had expected. Even though she was taken away from us, her wish today would be for all us to move onward with our lives as she said so eloquently in her valedictorian address, "We are saying farewell to each other – farewell for the last time. We must close this part of our life completely, whatever our regrets may be. Indeed, we go on our way with courage and a firm faith in God, in ourselves, and our fellowmen; we look ahead into a challenging world and with strong convictions in our abilities, we expect to meet that challenge successfully."
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