Drucilla Turman Thomas (81) of Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on May 11, 2023, at her daughter’s home in Lithonia, Georgia. She was born in Willington, SC on April 16, 1942, to the late Albert and Carrie Speed Turman.
“Cilla” as she was affectionately called, wore many hats. She worked in textile mills while raising her children. She also raised two of her grandchildren and one great grandchild. Drucilla found her true calling and passion after retirement, working as a home health nurse’s aide. Drucilla provided compassionate care to many families in the community of Calhoun Falls. She was an active member of Glover AME Church in Calhoun Falls, SC. She taught Sunday school, sang on the mass choir, served on the usher board, Women’s Missionary Society, and pulpit aide. She was also a member of a community choir that traveled to many surrounding churches.
Drucilla was a devoted wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was also an amazing cook. She was known for her signature dish “collard greens”. She was also known for her fiery red baby doll curls. Drucilla was loved and respected throughout the community.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Harry Thomas Jr. and sons, John E. Thomas and Donald R. Thomas.
She leaves to cherish her memories, three children, Nathaniel Thomas of Calhoun Falls, SC, Linda Usher of Passaic, New Jersey and Fornia Thomas of Lithonia, Georgia; nine grandchildren, two that were reared in the home, Yashika Thomas and Tivoli Thomas Burns; 20 great-grandchildren, one that was reared in the home, Mykerra Barr; and three great great-grandchildren. She was blessed to see her legacy span five generations. She also leaves two brothers, Lewis (MayeLee) Turman and Melvin (Deloris) Turman; and eight sisters, Daisy McCier, Geneva Mattison, Bessie Cade, Catherine Foster, Charlene Anderson, Shirley Cannady, Louise Brown, and Orelee Pratt.
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