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In Memory of

Ada Thomas

January 7, 1926 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Dateline: Wilmington, NC

Ada Draughon Gaskill Thomas (Teeny) age 89, beloved mother of Bridgett Andresen, Kyle Gaskill, Paul Gaskill and Chris Gaskill passed into Jesus's Arms on March 26, 2015. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her illness and gave her peace.
Ada was born to the late Wesley Puett Draughon and Laura Alice Lenora Wacaster on January 7, 1926 in Dunn, NC.
Ada graduated from East Carolina College (ECU) in August, 1952 with a Master of Arts in Education
Ada began her 38 year...

Dateline: Wilmington, NC

Ada Draughon Gaskill Thomas (Teeny) age 89, beloved mother of Bridgett Andresen, Kyle Gaskill, Paul Gaskill and Chris Gaskill passed into Jesus's Arms on March 26, 2015. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her illness and gave her peace.
Ada was born to the late Wesley Puett Draughon and Laura Alice Lenora Wacaster on January 7, 1926 in Dunn, NC.
Ada graduated from East Carolina College (ECU) in August, 1952 with a Master of Arts in Education
Ada began her 38 year teaching career in Erwin NC, continuing in Pactolus, Dunn, Manteo, and Monroe, Ada had a strong passion for learning. She was a positive influence in the lives of many children.
Ada was very active in church where she served as a Deacon, a Sunday school teacher and a Librarian. Ada raised her 4 children in the admonition of the Lord. Her faithfulness and dedication to God greatly influenced her life and the lives of her children. Ada enjoyed gardening, traveling, pottery, learning French and the piano.
Ada will be greatly missed by her friends and family: Bridgett Andressen (daughter), Andy Andresen, Kyle Hart Gaskill (son), Karen Bordeaux Gaskill, Paul Drauhgon Gaskill (son) Janel Drake, Grady Christopher Gaskill (son), and Christine Carmen Gaskill. Grandchildren: Kyle Gaskill Jr., Brandy Ada Andresen, Ethan Christian Gaskill, Kayleigh Jacqeline Gaskill, Mariah Ashley Gaskill, Ellianne Yu Mei Gaskill, Meredith Reagan Gaskill, Emerson Laura Gaskill. Sisters Grace Daniels and Alice White. Nieces and Nephews.
Ada was preceded in death by her parents Wesley Puett Draughon, Laura Alice Lenora Wacaster Draughon, Brother Johnson P Draughon and husband Earl Thomas.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice (910) 762-9422.
The family will receive friends and relatives for visitation Monday March 30, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM in the parlor of the First Baptist Church of Monroe with services to celebrate her life to begin at 3:00 PM in the church sanctuary, with burial to follow in Lakeland Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcewenmonroechapel.com
McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe (704-289-3173)is serving the family of Mrs. Thomas.