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1953 Jan 2023

Jan Marion Thomas

June 27, 1953 — July 10, 2023

Clayton

 

Jan Thomas was born on June 27th 1953 and is the daughter of Stanley B. Thomas and Marion Gittens, and the sister of Stanley B. Thomas Jr. She was born and raised in New York, NY before moving to New Jersey – which is where she graduated from Tenafly High School. Jan eventually moved down to North Carolina after a couple of years of College in New York so that she could be closer to her uncle. 

She was an amazingly kind, loving, hilarious, and artistic soul who followed her passion for Theatre and The Arts into college, while also majoring in English. Jan went from being a Cheerleader and a Track Star who could have trained for the Olympics, to acting off-Broadway and in multiple North Carolina theatres including Raleigh Little Theatre and Theatre in the Park.

Jan settled down in Raleigh North Carolina and would raise her daughter Ebony Thomas there. She’d eventually become a Chef with her own Catering Company, before electing to retire a couple of years early in 2018. From New York to New Jersey to North Carolina, Jan was blessed to have had amazing experiences with amazing people who she loved dearly. She put everyone she loved first, and she thought about how she could help her family and friends before she thought about taking care of herself. Jan very much loved her friends and co-workers who she kept in contact with over the years after retirement.

 

She is survived by her daughter Ebony Thomas, her much beloved four-legged Grandpup Tequila - who she affectionally referred to as Kiwi, and her God Daughter Heavenly. May she shine as bright as an angel as she did here on Earth as a Mother, a Daughter, a Sister, and a friend.

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