Obituary of Mary Margaret Thomas
Our beloved Matriarch, Mary Margaret (Duvall) Thomas, 86, of Weatherford, Texas passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2022, to be with her Heavenly Father. Mary was born on July 6, 1935, in Honey Grove, Texas as the only child to parents Dalton Duvall and Gladys (Cunningham Duvall) Bates.
Mary met her loving husband Clifton Maynard Thomas in Lubbock, Texas, where they were married on January 1, 1952. They had 70 wonderful years and were parents to three children, Morris, Marilyn D’Aun, and Mark Brandon. Mary spent most of her career in Lubbock as the co-owner of an auto body shop. She spent 20+ years in this industry, adored her employees, and always made sure everyone did things “Mary’s way”. She and Maynard retired to Possum Kingdom Lake, where for many years she was very involved in the church, community, the Fireman’s Charity Garage Sale and various other activities where she shared her time and spread her love to others, always leaving a memorable impression. Mary and Maynard have spent the last 8 years in Weatherford, Texas near their youngest grandchild.
Mary was affectionately known as Mimi to her grandchildren, Miss Mary to many, but she liked to introduce herself by saying “Hello, I’m Mary, Mary quite contrary!” She was a true gem that shined bright to everyone she crossed paths with for her entire life. Most who knew her would say she was sassy, fun, full of mischief, a jokester and most importantly, full of love. She had a love of all things nature, especially watching her hummingbirds, seeing the bluebonnets grow, and even saw plants on the side of the road that she would help herself to on occasion. She also loved astronomy and watching the moon, often calling others to run and “look at the moon tonight!” She was the master of “country” remedies, or Mary’s Medical cures. Family and friends all tell stories about her using duct tape, WD-40, bleach or turpentine for various ailments, to name just a few. If you were lucky enough to be in Mary’s circle of family or friends, there was always a smile, laughter, or a great story to be told. Her presence was huge, and she will be missed greatly, as she was loved by so many.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Dalton Duvall and Gladys Bates, as well as her grandson, Adam Wayne Thomas. She is survived by her dear husband, Clifton Maynard Thomas; son Morris Thomas (Cindy) of Sweetwater, Texas and grandchildren Nathan, Nick, Matt, Amanda and Meagan; daughter, Marilyn D’Aun Henly of Lubbock, Texas and grandson Corbin Black of Austin, Texas; son Mark Brandon Thomas (Susan) and granddaughter Kristen of Weatherford, Texas. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren and cousins.
Mary was a breast cancer survivor at 81, miraculously enduring both chemo and radiation. Her tenacious spirit endeared her to all attending her care. The family would like to give special thanks to all her amazing medical caregivers, The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in Weatherford, Texas; Amy Gunter, MD of Weatherford, Texas; Stevan Gonzales, MD. of Fort Worth, Texas; and finally, Alpha Omega Hospice of Weatherford. In addition, we would also like to give our heartfelt thanks to Sandra Kittley, who lovingly cared for, spoiled and adored “Miss Mary” over the last 5 years of her life through it all. For Sandra, we are all so very grateful.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: www.Careity.org (for Breast Cancer), P.O. Box 126038, Fort Worth, TX. 76126. (817) 882-4100
(The Liver Program at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Hospital, 1400 8th Avenue, Fort Worth, TX. 76104)
Memorial services will be held on June 11, 2022 at 11:00am at Mark & Susan Thomas’ home, 1480 N Lake Drive, Weatherford, TX. 76085