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Joann Thomas

  • On November 3, 2018
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Joann Thomas, age 75 of Pittsburgh, PA passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, November 2, 2018. Born on June 25, 1943, she is the daughter of the late Ardelia Jamison and George Foreman. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Ronald Thomas for 46 years; loving mother of Reagan and Michael Thomas; cherished grandmother of Michael “Baby Blu” Ronald Thomas, Jr., and dear sister of Fred Jamison, Jr. Joann truly adored her godchild Danasia Givner. She was preceded in death by her loving family Margie, Barbara, and Jeanette. Joann was also blessed with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended families who helped care for her.

Joann was anchored in the Lord and she knew HE loved her throughout her life. She was devoted for 38 years to Bell Telephone as a care manager. The things that made Joann the happiest were her three dogs, traveling to casinos and most of all the time spent with family. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 4 PM – 8 PM at Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A service will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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20 Comments

Nicole Smith
  • Nov 4 2018
To my dear friend, Reagan... My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. My heart and prayers go out to you all. I pray you find comfort in the beautiful and happy memories that you shared with her, and may her gentle soul rest in peace. It is never easy to lose a parent. I pray for your peace and comfort. Have faith and stay strong! May our Lord bless you and your family and give you all the serenity you need during this difficult time.
Sylvia Hutchings
  • Nov 4 2018
My deepest condolences to Ronnie and the kids. Joann was a sweet gentle soul. Not only was she a classmate from WHS but through the years when I visited family and friends in Pittsburgh she and Ronnie were among the people I had the pleasure of their company. She will be missed because she was loved. She will live in many hearts as she eternally rest with God??????
Danasia
  • Nov 4 2018
I know how you feel Reagan I feel the same I was always there for her I remember when we took her to Kennywood I ????????you JoJo
Danasia Givner
  • Nov 4 2018
I know how you feel Reagan I feel the same I was always there for her I remember when we took her to Kennywood I ????????you JoJo
LeeAnna
  • Nov 4 2018
I am so sorry for your loss , words can not capture how you must feel I’m this moment . She will always be a part of you and you her. Give yourself time to grieve this is never easy but my prayer is God will help you have strength to get through these hard times . Love your cousin , LeeAnna Christian
Kim Christian
  • Nov 4 2018
My dear sweet sister cousin. We were apart for far too many years, I thank God that He allowed us to reunite before your departure. I love you dearly. Ronnie, Raegan and Michael we are here for you! May God give you strength and comfort.
Javan Christian
  • Nov 4 2018
Always Remember the Good Times We All Shared. She will be Missed but never Forgotten. Holidays at Her House was the Best....Love Always JAVAN
Donald and Dorothy Gholston
  • Nov 4 2018
Ronnie, Reagan, Michael and family. We send our condolences to you in the passing of your dear wife, mother, and our family. Know that we love you and praying that God will give you strength during these trying time. Trust in the lord with all your heart and lead not to your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. (Proverbs 3:5) Always remember, we're family.
Donald & Dorothy Gholston
  • Nov 4 2018
Ronnie, Reagan, Michael and family. We send our condolences to you in the passing of your dear wife, mother, and our family. Know that we love you and praying that God will give you strength during these trying time. Trust in the lord with all your heart and lead not to your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5) Always remember, We're Family .
Nadine jeter
  • Nov 4 2018
My Dear Sister My Love and Heart Is With You During This Time, You are Phenomenal Friend, God Sister and Awesome Daughter To Your Parents, I Admire All the Care You Provided For Your Mommy and The Continued Care For Dad. You now have a Angel in Heaven that will Guide and protect you every step of the way! My Heart is with you Regan! Love you to the moon and back! Nadji loves you bunches! We are here for you! God Bless!
Nadine jeter
  • Nov 4 2018
Reagan “When you speak of her, speak not with tears, for thoughts of her should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for her life was rich because of you.”......Your Sweet and Beautiful Angel in Heaven..... Love Nadji & Nadine????????
Barbara Burley
  • Nov 5 2018
Barbara Burley Reagan and family, may you find comfort and peace from the love of your faith, family and friends during your time of loss. God Bless
Rhonda Harmon
  • Nov 5 2018
Ronnie, Raegan and Mikey - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and know that Joann is no longer suffering... she is with the Father! She has shed that weak body and now among the angels singing God's praise! She is also with my mother, Jeannette, whom she loved so dearly. They are up there having a good old time! I pray for your strength in the Lord. Love, Rhonda, Milton, Dezmond & Mia.
Loretta Brown
  • Nov 5 2018
Ronnie, Raegan and Mike, I'm so very sorry to learn of Joann's passing. It is with a heavy heart that I offer condolences on behalf of my family, Kevin Sr., Kevin, Karl and Brandy. You know Joann was a second mother to my kids, who loved and adored her. She had so many wonderful qualities that I honor, her loving kindness, thoughtfulness and her genuine spirit. I looked forward to her stopping by the cookouts and will cherish those memories. I pray for God's peace and comfort to surround you, today and forever and that you always know HE has you in the palm of his hand. Love, Ms. Loretta.
Shannel Givner
  • Nov 5 2018
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." ~ Helen Keller Joann will remain in our hearts forever. We are grateful for the memories and the impact she's had on us.
The Kearney Family
  • Nov 7 2018
Reagan and family, I was sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Praying the Lord will comfort you with His peace, surround you with His love, and encourage you with His presence. The Kearneys
Damar Galmer
  • Nov 9 2018
Reagan and family... I send my deepest condolences... Mrs. Thomas was such a beautiful person inside and out. I have so many good memories of her that I'll forever cherish.
Jelani Cooper
  • Nov 12 2018
Raegan and Michael, My condolences to you and your family, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
Shamayne Moore
  • Nov 18 2018
My condolences . Joanne was truly special. She’ll be missed. Love, Cousin Tammy
Eric Brooks
  • Nov 21 2018
To my friends Reagan and Michael, I would like to express my deepest condolences for your loss. Your mom was a fine woman and just a nice person in general. I never remember seeing your mom without a smile on her face. I remember all those summers playing basketball at your house as kids and your mom always welcomed us as if I was her own . She will be deeply missed.
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