Doris Zolene (Cates) Thomas

October 4, 1933 ~ May 29, 2022 (age 88)


Doris Zolene Cates Thomas, age 88, went to be with her Lord peacefully on Sunday, May 29, 2022, in her home in Jupiter, FL.

She was born on October 4, 1933, in Statesville, NC to the late John Ivey Cates and Ida Lou Hoover Cates. She was the youngest of ten children. After graduating from Celeste Henkel School in 1951, she worked as a bookkeeper at Davis Hospital and Southern Screw Company. On October 14, 1956, she married her loving husband of 61 years, Roy C Thomas and they moved to Maryland where she worked as an administrative assistant. In 1965 she became a stay home mother and housewife.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C Thomas, son, Steven Wesley Thomas, parents, brothers and sisters. She will be remembered as an exceptional wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her children Alice Elaine Thomas Thompson and Kevin Wayne Thomas, sister Reba Nell Cates Josey, grandchildren Steven Charles Wise Thomas (Shannon McGough), Melissa Anne Williams (Henry F Williams Jr.), and Brianna Elizabeth Thompson and great-grandchildren Chastidy Lynn Williams, Jasmine Kay Williams, Zolena Marie Williams, and Cassidy Rose Thomas.

The family will greet family and friends from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on June 4th, 2022, at Troutman Funeral Home, Troutman, NC. The funeral service will be held on June 4th, 2022, at 2:30 pm at Mt Hermon Lutheran Church, Statesville, NC with burial to follow.

So go and run free with the angels

Dance around the golden clouds

For the Lord has chosen you to be with him

And we should feel nothing but proud

Although he has taken you from us

And our pain a lifetime will last

Your memory will never escape us

But make us glad for the time we did have

Your face will always be hidden

Deep inside our hearts

Each precious moment you gave us

Shall never, ever depart

So go and run free with the angels

As they sing so tenderly

And please be sure to tell them

To take good care of you for me

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June 4, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church
106 Mt. Hermon Rd.
Statesville, NC 28625

Funeral Service
June 4, 2022

2:00 PM
Mt. Herman Lutheran Church

Interment following funeral service
June 4, 2022

Mt. Herman Lutheran Church

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