Charlotte I. Thomas

June 17, 1916 - August 1, 2002

06/17/1916 - 08/01/2002

Past Services

Sunday August 04, 2002
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Monday August 05, 2002
10:00 am
Chesapeake Memorial Gardens
Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA
Monday August 05, 2002
10:00 am
Chesapeake Memorial Gardens
Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA



Charlotte I. Thomas, 86, of Chesapeake died on Thursday, August 1, 2002 in a local hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ruth Vail and was the widow of Harold Glenn Thomas. She retired From Leigh Memorial Hospital after 20 years working in the Admitting Department. She was a member of Lindale Christian Church in Chesapeake for over 40 years. She supported the churches missions, delivered donations to the orphanage in Grundy, Virginia, prepared communion and delivered food to the sick and home-bound.

She is survived by her two sons, Glen A. Thomas of Beaver, Pennsylvania and Stephen D. Thomas of Chesapeake; one brother, Robert Vail of New Bern, North Carolina; and two grandsons, Kyle and David Thomas.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 5, 2002 at 10:00am in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to the Belvidere/Ryland Church of Christ at 747 County Line Road, Tyner, North Carolina 27980 c/o Ricky Ashley.

Mom was a very giving, caring person.

Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Glen A. Thomas
8 years ago

Ilove you Mom.

Stephen Thomas
8 years ago

The couple in these pictures are my mom, Charlotte, and my dad, Harold Glenn. The blonde boy with mom, dad, and gramma Thomas is me, the boy with just mom is my brother, Glen. We didn’t realize it so much then, but we were really lucky to have those two people as parents growing up. They encouraged us, had tremendous faith in us, and never made us feel like a burden.

I know their belief in me is what helped me overcome so many of life’s challenges; I believed I was as smart and talented as they had always told me. Now, I think maybe the strength that I thought came from somewhere inside me, really was there only because of my parents. I try now to put that same strength in my own two sons, and I see first hand that it’s pretty hard to remember I’m a dad sometimes, so easy to be critical. I’m sticking to the plan though, I have a beautiful and charming wife who devotes herself to our children, has tremendous energy, and helps me to remember the important things in life. We’ve seen some tough times over the last few years, but our family will always be strong.

Thanks Mom & Dad,

Love, Steve