Biography: EVELYN LOUISE THOMAS
1934 – 2023
Evelyn Louise Thomas, 88, of Angleton, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023. Visitation will be
held Monday, May 15, 2023, from 10:00AM to 11:00AM, followed by the Celebration of her
Life, at 11:00 AM.at FMBC Family Life Center, 523 N. Parrish, Angleton, with Reverend G.R.
Holland delivering the Eulogy. Interment will be at Peaceful rest Cemetery in Brazoria TX. On
Thursday, August 16, 1934, a bouncing baby girl was born to John and Thelma Thomas whom
they named Evelyn Louise. Evelyn attended school in Brazoria and later in Angleton where she
played on the girls’ basketball team and she was a majorette in the Marshall High School band.
Both of these activities taught her the patience that she would need in her future work life
balance. Because of her love for Christ, she began to follow Him and deny herself of selfish
interest in order to serve others. Her list can go on and on—she was former Usher Board
President (FMBC), former Head Usher (Lincoln Southern District Assoc); former Financial
Officer (FMBC), former Director of Summer Food Program (Angleton area); former member of
Seniors on the Move, former Social Worker, Tax preparer, Bookkeeper, etc. Evelyn served
dutifully in each of these assignments. “A Life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully
remembered.” She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, William Addison, her father and
mother, John and Thelma Thomas; her daughter, Corresica Addison, her son, William Addison,
Jr., her sisters, Dollie Mae Thomas, and Cherrie Mae “Big Ta” Ward; her brothers, Ernest
“Sparky” Thomas, Herman “Bubba” Thomas, Mose “Big Six” McDonald, Howard “Lil Six”
McDonald, Robert “Bobby” Matthews, and Albert “Shuley” Matthews, her grandson, Darion
Monroe. Sister Evelyn’s loving memories will continue to be cherished by her children; Carl
Addison, Vernon Addison (Diana) Cheryl Addison, Wendell Addison, Gerry Addison (Debbie),
and Jeannette Beasley (Darryl); her bonus children whom she loved as her own, Danita Perry and
Dion Perry; her 27 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren, her
brother John Henry Thomas (Linda), and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Care and Most Sacred Arrangements Entrusted to Gardner’s Funeral Home, 507 W. Orange
Street, Angleton, TX. Online condolences may be sent to the family at gardnerfuneralhome.net.