Edna Thomas, daughter of the late Tom and Maude Richardson, was born on March 24, 1916, in Letcher
County, Kentucky. She passed away on February 20, 2003, at the Whitesburg Hospital at Whitesburg,
Kentucky, after a long illness.
Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Linville, and by a son, Virgil Ray. Both Linville and Virgil Ray
died in 1996. Five brothers and one sister also preceded Edna in Death. Surviving are one daughter, Bernice
Baker of Armada, Michigan; a brother, Arnold Richardson of Colson; five grandchildren; fourteen great
grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews and friends are also left to
mourn her passing.
Edna enjoyed being a homemaker and really loved making quilts, especially for her grandchildren.
Edna was a long time member of the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church at Blackey, Kentucky. She
loved the Mt. Olivet Church and always could be counted upon in helping out in any way that she could. She
attended church as long as she was able and attended a lot of times when she really wasn’t able.
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