mary frances thomas


December 10, 1939 ~ September 29, 2022

Mary Frances Thomas, 82, of Sanford passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Westfield Nursing and Rehabilitation.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 2 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church Cemetery with Dr. Gail Dickens officiating.

She was born in Lee County on December 10, 1939 to the late Hurley Lee Rogers and Edna Jackson Rogers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Clifford “Cliff” Thomas and three brothers, Robert Lee Rogers, Ronald Gene Rogers and Edwin Rogers. Mary worked at Federal Spinning.

She is survived by her daughters, Connie Thomas Ennis and Judy Thomas Watson, both of Sanford; brother, Paul Jackson Rogers of Broadway; sister, Joyce Rogers Dickens of Mamers; five grandchildren, Macie Watson, Lauren Watson Cox, Chelsea Watson Newville, Charlie Cox Hall, and Chad Thomas Cox; five great-grandchildren, Peyton Elizabeth Hall, Karson Blake Hall, Truett Matthew Cox, Thomas Milton Cox and Rylee Kaitlyne Newville.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Meals on Wheels of Lee County and/or charity of one’s choice.

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