Reida M. (Gray) Thomas, 78, of Greensburg, passed away November 7, 2019 at St. Anne Home. Born May 21, 1941 she was the eldest daughter of the late Floyd O. and Reida K. Gray. In addition to her parents, Reida was preceded in death by her beloved husband David H. Thomas, Sr., his parents George and Dorothy Thomas, a sister JoAnn Rager, and brothers-in-law, Larry Rager and Michael Kramer. Reida was a member of Jeannette Assembly of God Church and also helped establish Assembly of God Church in Whitehouse FL where she resided for more than 40 years. Some of her Christian service included teaching Sunday school, helping with missions and singing in the choir. She retired from the military civil service after 28 years of service before moving back to PA in 2005. Reida loved flowers and had been an avid gardener and bird watcher. She loved family gatherings and enjoyed the "Gray Girls Day Out" and "Sister's Only" weekends. Reida is survived by her two sons, David H. Thomas, Jr. of Greensburg and Allan J. (Angel) Thomas of Jeannette, sisters Merrilee Kramer of Wilkesbarre, Tawny (John) Hays of Fredericksburg, VA, Shellie (Jerry) Perry of Pittsburgh, Cindy (Mark) Ball of Greensburg, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Excela Hospice for the expert care, compassion, and guidance. Friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of Reida at a memorial service at 11:00 am on November 22,Assembly of God Church, 246 Pleasant Valley Road, Jeannette, PA 15644 with Pastor T.J. Kroll officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Excela Hospice 532 West Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601 or Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
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