Lula Mae Marley Thomason left the dusty roads of Oklahoma to walk the Streets of Gold on October 11, 2015. She was 94 years of age. Lula Mae was born May 02, 1921 to Effie May and Guy Crawford "Happy" Marley.
Lula Mae married William Hilton "Bill" Thomason April 05, 1941. Lula Mae and Bill had one son Billy Gene Thomason. Billy also preceded her in death in December 2013.
Lula Mae is survived by her three grandchildren, Marla Cox and husband Mark Cox of Lawton Oklahoma, Derrik Thomason and wife Sherry Thomason of Pawnee, Oklahoma and Dayna Thomason of Freeport, Florida. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Sharon Thomason of Fairfax, Oklahoma. Lula Mae has six great grandchildren, Stephanie Cox Pinkston, Jordan Cox, Erica Thomason, Dillon Wilson, Taylor Thomason and Kelsey Boitel. She has one great great granddaughter Miss Scout Pinkston. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her wonderful neighbors Terry and Susie Dooley who looked in on her often and kept her yard looking beautiful.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Billy Gene Thomason; three siblings, Dorothy Marley Hutcheson, Ed Marley and Elmer Leroy "Buddy" Marley.
Lula Mae loved her grandchildren and made sure each one knew it. There were so many fond memories of sleepovers, ice cream, popcorn and any request that were made. She had a way of making anyone in her presence feel welcome and loved. She also had a love for cooking. You never left her house hungry and if you did it was your own fault. She cooked for her family every Sunday after church and many other occasions. She had many talents which included quilting, embroidery, sewing, and watching her beloved birds. You could drive by her house almost any day that the sun was shining and temperatures were warm and see her sitting on her front porch watching the world go by. She was kept company for many years by her little dog Beans who made sure you knew who her owner was if you ever got too close.
Lula Mae had a few jobs over the years. She and her husband owned the Grill in town for a while, was employed at Anthony's and also was a cook at the Fairfax School Cafeteria. What most people will remember are her 30 years she ran the Senior Citizens Center of Fairfax which she helped establish. She worked well past what most would consider retirement age.
Lula was a sweet soul, never complaining and always wearing a smile. She was blessed with many years of good health, a sound mind and a family who loved her dearly. Lula Mae was growing tired and the Lord decided to bring her home. Grandma, we love you and we each will always have a special little part of our hearts where you will dwell forever.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the First Osage Baptist Church in Fairfax with Pastor Kyle Rhodes presiding. Interment will follow in the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home in Fairfax.
Casket bearers are Larry Hutcheson, Dennis Hutcheson, Jordan Cox, Terry Dooley, Danny Hazen, Kenny Hazen and Jeff Boitel. Honorary casket bearers are Bill Lytle and David Clapp.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Osage Baptist Church 236 South Main, Fairfax, Oklahoma 74637.