Avis Crockett Thomas

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June 5, 1927 ~ September 22, 2020

Born in: Perry, Oklahoma
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Avis is the daughter of Alta May Spillman and Vernon Oren Crockett. She had one sister, Norma who preceded her in death.
Avis was born at 910 Cedar in Perry, Oklahoma. She graduated high school in Perry in 1945. She met the love of her life at a skate rink in Stillwater, Oklahoma – Keith Frederick Thomas. Keith was attending Oklahoma A&M at the time. It was love at first sight. They had four children, Karrol Gibbs, Beverly Henderson, Dennis Thomas and Joel Thomas. Avis and Keith lived coast to coast during their married life. Keith preceded her in death in 1992.
Avis moved to College Station, Texas in 2017 to live with her daughter Beverly and husband Wes. She was very active in the BCS Newcomers Club. She loved playing cards. Avis was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and The Week By Week Sunday School class.
Along with four children, Avis has 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Arrangements for her burial are pending at Forest Lawn, Long Beach, California. A Memorial service in College Station will be in the near future.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1600 Joseph Dr., Bryan, Texas 77802.

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  1. Dear Beverly and Wes, I know that your family’s hearts are sorely missing Avis, but I know that you are also very grateful to know that beautiful sweet Avis is fully alive with Jesus the very moment He called her home, and she is no longer in pain of an earthly struggle. What a blessing it is to know she is loved and welcomed by her husband and others awaiting her in her eternal Heavenly home. You will see her again one day. I loved knowing Avis through the Newcomers Club and playing Hand and Foot card games. She was such a delightful friend to everyone. Avis will be missed.
    Praying for the Lord’s mercy and grace to wrap you up in His comforting arms as you grieve you loss.
    Love you.

  2. Dear Beverly and Family, I was so deeply saddened to hear of Avis’s passing. What a fun time we had
    playing cards at BJ’s. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. Avis will be missed by everyone who knew her.
    Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort
    Sending Love, Hugs and Blessings ,
    Donna Wall

  3. Dearest Beverly and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your dear sweet mother, although I know you are comforted to know she is is the hands of our dear Lord. I so enjoyed playing cards with Avis, always smiling and such a sweet personality…she did love her cards. She will be dearly missed.

  4. It is a happy day when our loved one goes to be with the Lord but a sad day for those of us left behind.
    I really enjoyed knowing Avis and playing cards with her.

  5. I am very sorry to hear of Avis’ passing. She will be missed by her Clara Barton Chapter DAR sisters in California. May God bless her family at this difficult time as we know she has gone to be with the Lord. (2 Tim 4:7)

  6. Dearest Beverly,
    We are so sorry. We will truly miss Mimi. May the angels in heaven send you comfort and the Lord keep her in His arms forever. A beautiful soul such as Mimi will never be forgotten. We will keep you all in our prayers.
    Eternal rest grant unto her soul and let the Perpetual light shine upon her!
    Love you always,
    Rollie, Beth and Family

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