Vanda Lee Ann Thomas, also known as Vanlee, fell asleep in death surrounded by her family
on July 31, 2022. She was 80 years old. She was born on September 16, 1941 to the late
Irving and Laura Thomas.
Vanlee attended the Talbot County Public School system and obtained her GED in 1985. She
started working at the Easton Memorial Hospital as a young woman and continued this
employment until her retirement in 2012.
Vanlee dedicated her life to Jehovah in November 2011. She was a devoted Jehovah’s
Witness and cherished her relationship with the brothers and sisters in the Easton, Maryland
congregation. She also enjoyed engaging in public witness work. Vanlee maintained her faith
throughout her illness and believed in the resurrection hope. Throughout her time here with us
she touched so many lives and was truly one of a kind.
Vanlee loved spending time with her family. Family was her everything. She loved her
children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren unconditionally and they all loved her deeply.
She especially loved traveling with her family and having family game nights. She will be
missed by all, but forgotten by none.
Vanlee was preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Laura Thomas; her sisters, Alice and
Margaret Thomas and Portia Macer; aunts Mary Washington, Pearl Green, Margaret Mills, and
Elizabeth Lewis; and her daughter Ruthenia Thomas.
She is survived by her son, Larry (Shimane) Thomas of Easton, MD; daughters, Venus Thomas
and Palestine Thomas of Easton, MD, Brigthe (Don) Mentzer of Trappe, MD; granddaughters,
Latoya Brooks and Jessica Thomas of Easton, MD; Erica (Brian) Thomas of Clinton, MD;
grandsons Jermaine Thomas of Easton, MD and Larry Thomas Jr of Denton, MD; great-
grandchildren Ty’Asia (Chris) Smith of Hurlock, MD; Kennedy Brooks and Karter Dawson of
Easton,MD; Evan,Blake, and Bailey Thomas of Clinton, MD and Braiden Thomas of
Denton,MD; brothers Gerald Thomas of Trappe, MD, Ronald (Portia) Thomas of Easton, MD,
and sister Barbara (James) Camper of Trappe, MD; aunt Ruth Jenkins of Easton, MD, and a very special close cousin, Herbert (Jenny) Mills of Easton,MD and a host of nieces and
nephews and many other relatives and friends whom she loved dearly.