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Josephine Nichols Thomas

Josephine Nichols Thomas, 85, of Glade Spring, VA., passed away on Sunday March 7, 2021 at home surrounded by her family, after a long battle with Dementia and Colon Cancer.

A native of Floyd, VA and a devout Christian, she was a member of the Glade Spring Church of God and the Abingdon Trigg Street Church of God. Her many occupations include seamstress at Tultex in Atkins VA, and co-owner of T&J Auto in Glade Spring VA where everyone knew her as “Jose”. She was a kind, generous, independent, god-loving woman of few words.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Ruby Poff; husband Tommy Thomas; son T.J. Thomas; daughter, Iris Nichols; sister Gwendolyn Howard, and brother Carl Poff.

Survivors include her children, Clinton Nichols (Connie) of Pilot, VA, Mary McKinley (Bill) of Glade Spring, VA, Ronnie Nichols (Rachel) of Chilhowie, VA, Linda Nichols-Plowman (Grant) of Myrtle Point, OR, Wanda Miller (John) of Glade Spring, VA, 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; brothers Roger Poff (Emma) of Christiansburg, VA, Hubert “Buddy” Poff (Shirley) of Princeton, WV, and Millard Poff Jr.(Frances) of Floyd, VA; sister, Frances Sowers of Pilot, VA.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Thomas, Robert Lovell, Johnny Lovell, Dekota Lovell, Rodney Nichols, Kellie Nichols.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m., in the chapel with Pastor Kenneth Poston officiating. Committal services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Glade Spring, VA. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery by 12:45 p.m.

In accordance with COVID-19 regulations, all those attending services are asked to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines.

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Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Thomas.


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