With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Lucy Boyd Thomas, 90, of Statesville, N.C., and formerly of Bradshaw, W.Va., on September 29, 2020, at 11:22 a.m.

Lucy was a dedicated Christian with deep and abiding faith and was loved by all. Lucy had a passion for gardening and would spend hours tending to thousands of daylilies. Lucy’s legacy will be remembered as raising a strong family circle. She loved to entertain and cook Christmas dinner. As a family, we will forever cherish the many holidays spent together.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, James Holly Boyd and Sarah Ann Deel Boyd; husband, Cecil Thomas; and longtime companion Clarence Blevins; two sons, Lewis Thomas and Mac Thomas; daughter-in-law, Diana Thomas; and great-grandson Paxton Thomas. Siblings are Mable Boyd Hagy, Fanny Boyd Pruitt, Arthur Boyd, Steve Boyd and James Kenard Boyd Sr.

She is survived by her children, Phyllis Hagerman, Janey Lester (Bradford), and John Thomas (Candace Vangile), all of Statesville, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Linda Thomas of Gilbert, S.C.; and step-son, Kenny Blevins (Jackie) of Bradshaw, W.Va. She is further survived by her sisters, Avanell Boardwine and Josephine Hibbitts of Grundy, Va; half-sisters, Becky Boyd of Russell Prater, Va., and Mattie Boyd of Hurley, Va..; grandchildren, Edward Morris, Mark Hagerman (Renee), Shanna Parris (Wayne),Tracey Thomas (Chris), Lewis Thomas (Brigitt), David Thomas (Marjorie), Jennifer Johnson (Shawn), Mac Thomas Jr (Amanda), Jason Lester, John Robert Thomas (Rebecca), Hilarie Thomas, Chelsea Thomas, Andrew Morris, Cory Morris, Sherri Coble (Randy), Jimmy Bowles (Connie), Bradley Blevins (Stephanie) and Kathie Blankenship (Doyle); an abundance of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to numerous to count. She was also survived by nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will like to express their love and appreciation to Thelma Blankenship of Iaeger, W.Va., for being a wonderful friend to Lucy for over thirty years.

Mrs. Thomas will lie in state on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, 705 Davie Avenue, Statesville, NC 28677. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Chapel with Brother Albert “Jimmy” Rowe officiating. Graveside service will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Thomas family.

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