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Mary Jo Thomas, 54, of Macclenny

Mary Jo Thomas, 54, of Macclenny died March 8, 2012 with her family at her side. She was born in Quincy, FL to C.J. and Mae Brock on January 12, 1958. Mary Jo was a resident of Macclenny for the last 26 years. She was a first grade teacher at Westside Elementary where she loved teaching children. It was not a job for her but a calling.

Mrs. Thomas graduated from Florida State University with an undergraduate degree in elementary education and received a masters in elementary education from the University of North Florida. Mary Jo’s first love was the Lord and she served as the first lady of Christian Fellowship Temple by her husband’s side. She was a fabulous cook and loved her Sunday dinners spent with her family, always including a dessert. She loved the vacations spent at the beach, shopping with her girls on Saturdays, spending time with her grandchildren and her church family.

 

Survivors include loving husband David Thomas; parents Clayton Jackson and Mae Stinson Brock; children Kristen (Jay) Dyal, Katie (Adam) Wilford, Kailyn (Matt) Wilson, Danielle (Scott) Lyons and Tyler Thomas; sisters Kim Hough, Janine Branch and Jolynda Chenicek; grandchildren Hannah Dyal, Hank Dyal, Avery Lyons and soon to be born Mary Anna Wilford.

The funeral service was held on Monday, March 12 at 3:00 pm at her church with Pastor David Griffis, Gary Crummey and Jim Bob Register officiating, and a eulogy by Sherrie Raulerson. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

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