September 17, 1966 - August 2, 2015
Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Visitation Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon
Wanda Lee Thomas, 48, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 in her residence.
She was born September 17, 1966 in Columbus, OH the daughter of Curtis and Sarah (Meeks) Toney. Wanda loved riding the motorcycle with her husband Randy and her other family American Thunder.
Wanda is survived by her parents; husband of 10 years, Randy Thomas; daughters, Erica Westfall and Dawn Fowler; sons, Kevin Thomas, Fred Stokes and Jeremy Stokes; sister, Stephanie Rutan (Eric Cline); brother, Curtis (Debra) Toney; grandchildren, Hannah, Alexa, Araya, Aubree, Rylee, Damian, Caleb, Cameron, Traye, Madison, Sammy and special cousin, Sherman Toney.
She is preceded in death by grandparents, Blucher and Linnie Toney and Sherman and Nettie Meeks; aunt, Cholie Meeks; uncles, Donald Grover, Autner, and Ermine Toney.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg, OH and American Thunder, 8970 E. St. Rt. 36, Woodstock, OH 43084 will each host a celebration gathering following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Having a loved one pass away is one of the hardest things we have to deal with in life. Please be assured that God does care and will remember your loved one. In times like these I find comfort from God’s word the Bible. Revelation 21:4 is particularly soothing where God says “he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please remember and cherish the memories of your dear loved one and look forward to the time when death will be a thing of the past- just as God has promised.
Words cannot express how sad and sorry I am and how I hate to see you go through this. I pray peace and comfort for you all.
Wanda was one of the most supportive, loving people I’ve ever met. She became part of my “family by love” after a few years of friendship and we knew we’d love each other forever no matter what. Through all the years I knew her she was there to help me any way she could. It might have been with a couch or bed for as long as I needed, a ride wherever no matter how far or what time it was or she’d loan me her car(even after I dented the bumper), just like a mom or aunt would do.
Most of all I could count on her when I needed support. Sometimes she’d grab a box of tissues so we could get it all worked out through a good long cry. She could relate to and share some wisdom about most anything. Then, she’d say something to make me laugh or say let’s go do something and get my mind on something else. Other times we didn’t say much. She would just find the best way to get through the day whether we watched a movie, went somewhere, ate or just took a nap. She would tell me when I was messing up but back me up even if I was wrong.
I hate to think how it might have been if she hadn’t been in my life during my pregnancy. It was a very hard and often unhappy time in my life. I practically lived at her house and she did all she could to keep me happy and healthy during that very difficult time. That was the year she insisted(and we all know you couldn’t tell her no if she insisted)I go with her and Big R to the Easy Rider Rodeo and Spaghetti Warehouse, just to get me out of the house, out of North Lewisburg and have a good time.
I will cherish her and try to always love and give freely like she did. I’m glad God let us in each other’s lives, which also led me to so many of you. It will be good to see her in heaven with her new body and free from pain.
MAY GOD COMFORT YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
I was deeply saddened to hear of Wanda’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss, Randy. Prayers for the family and friends. Love ya, Stormy
I am so sorry to hear about this…I know how bad your heart aches. Wanda will surely be missed by many. I don’t recall a single time that we did not have fun together..poker runs…Christmastime…just casual rides..always something I will remember. Rest in peace my friend.
I am so truly sorry to hear of this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. I have no words to truly express how I feel right now. I can only say how sorry I am you all are going through this. May God bless and keep you all I his wonderful grace. Much love