Marlena Leigh Thomas, age 43, of Dallas, N.C. and formerly of Glade Spring, Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 14, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, N.C. She was a 21-year employee of the Scholle Corporation in Chilhowie, Va. and was a member of Trinity Full Gospel Church in Stanley, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Darlene Briggs Thomas; paternal grandparents, Clayton Thomas and Edna Snodgrass Thomas; maternal grandparents, Rev. Wayne Briggs and Sally Mills Briggs; eight uncles, Clayton and Wayne Thomas; as well as, Jimmy, Russell, Rev. Bobby, Bill, John, and Tommy Briggs; and aunt, Ruth McGlocklin.
Marlena is survived by her loving father, Ronald Lee Thomas, of the home; three uncles: Harold Thomas and wife, Beverly, of Arkansas; Vandall Thomas of Altus, Okla.; and Jackie Briggs and wife, Jo Ann, of Waynesboro, Va.; two aunts, Ramona Wilson and husband, Rev. Larry, of Marion, N.C. and Florence Collins of Salem, Va.
A funeral ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Hwy., Abingdon, Va., with Pastor David R. Livingston, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 12:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Forest Hills Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, 505 S. College St., Dallas, N.C. 28034, to defer the cost of final expenses.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guest register. The family of Marlena Leigh Thomas is being cared for by Farris Cremation & Funeral Center, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.