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Seletta Thomas

Mrs. Seletta Thomas, 88, of Gainesville, FL, entered her eternal home with her loving Savior on September 24, 2016. She left this earth peacefully at home, surrounded by her children. Mrs. Thomas was born in Archer, FL, living most of her life in Starke and Gainesville, FL. She was of the Baptist faith. Along with her family, she worked at Koch’s Drugstore, the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, and was involved in several community and church organizations. After relocating to Gainesville, she worked until retirement with the State affiliated office of Area Agency on Aging. She goes to join her husband, D.L. Thomas; her parents, Reverend and Mrs. S.E. Sparks; her son, Lauren F. Thomas; and her grandson, Gary Chewning. She is survived by her daughters: Seletta Henry, Mary (Charles) Steadham, Ann Thomas, Debbie (Bill) Bigham, and Laura (Michael) Brooks; her sons: Leslie (Donna) Thomas and Terry (Charlene) Thomas. She had a great love for her many grand- and great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 28, 2016 at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606, Florida Baptist Children’s Home, 3700 NW 91st Street, Suite B-300, Gainesville, FL 32606, or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. “The friends that I’ve made along life’s way are especially dear to me. My life wouldn’t be as happy without the joy I feel in giving and receiving friendship.”- Seletta Thomas.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!