Marsha "Sissy" (Carrigan) Thomas

December 20, 1951 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 68)


On Thursday, August 20, 2020, Marsha “Sissy” Thomas, 68, of Statesville passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family after courageously battling years of chronic lung disease.

A loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many, Sissy was born in Iredell County on December 20, 1951 to Veldon G. Carrigan (Dianne Suther) and Jean S. Nash (the late Joe Nash), who survive. She is also survived by her husband, Joseph “Barry” Thomas, Jr., a son, Joseph “Joey” Thomas, III (Lisa), daughter, Michelle Thomas (Brad Smith), sisters, Gail Grant (Jerry) and Pam Carrigan (Karen Swaney). She leaves behind seven beautiful grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her canine companion that never left her side, “Lil Bit”.

Sissy loved to spend time with her family whether it be at the beach, at the lake, or simply on the front porch surrounded by the vibrant hues of her beautiful flowers and visits from her favorite hummingbirds. She will be missed by many, but her loving spirit will remain forever in our hearts.

The family would like to extend a special appreciation for the excellent care she received from the staff of Well Care Hospice of Advance, NC.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Shriner's Hospital for Children
950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville SC 29605

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