Janice Salter Thomas
May 24, 1937 – January 18, 2023

Janice Yvonne Salter Thomas, 85, of Whigham, GA went to meet her Heavenly Father on the morning of Wednesday, January 18th, 2023.  Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Springhill Methodist Church, Whigham, GA.  Rev. Tommy Wright and Rev. Charles Whatley will officiate.  Interment will be in Springhill Methodist Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA.

Active pallbearers will be Randy Burks, Weston Crawford, Johnathan Thomas, Greg Ponder, Jordan Burks and Jerry Salter.

Mrs. Thomas was born on May 24, 1937, in Bainbridge, GA, to the late Marvin E. Godwin and Ernestine Smith Godwin.  On December 21, 1957, she married Robert Eugene “Gene” Thomas, who survives.  She was employed for many years with Grady County EMC and Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.  Janice loved working in her garden, singing in church and was an amazing cook.  She enjoyed fellowship with her family and grandchildren.  She was a devoted member of Springhill Methodist Church in Whigham where she was involved with the United Methodist Women.

Survivors include: her husband, Gene Thomas of Whigham, GA; children, Tammy Crawford (Elton) of Whigham, GA, Lisa Burks (Randy) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Johnathan Thomas of (Natasha) of Indian Land, SC, Jordan Burks of Hiawassee, GA, Brandi S. Crevar (Alex) of Jacksonville, FL, Robbie Thomas of Rome, GA, Thomas Weston Crawford of Whigham, GA, Michaelia Crawford of Valdosta, GA; great-grandson, Axel Burks of Hiawassee, GA, Johnnie Thomas of Indian Land, SC; sisters, Vivian West (Roger) of Pelham, GA, Ann Faircloth (Billy) of Camilla, GA; sister-in-law, Suzanne Thomas of Whigham; brother-in-law, Douglas Hawthorne; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; son, Robert Marvin “Bobby” Thomas; brother, Bruce Godwin, Jerome Salter.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Thomas’ memory to: Springhill Methodist Church, Whigham, GA

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