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Winnie "Winky" Thomas

October 30, 1960 ~ December 29, 2018 (age 58)

Winnie “Winky” Thomas, 58 of Chickamauga, passed away Saturday, December 29th, 2018 surrounded by her family.


Winnie was born in Dayton, OH, but lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked for 18 years at the Orange Grove Center. Winnie was a selfless woman with a servant’s heart whose greatest passion in life was serving others before herself. She was “mom” to all and loved to cook and do crafts.


Winnie was preceded in death by her parents, James and JoAnn Jensen; brother, James Jensen, Jr., and sister, Anita Johnston.


Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Chuck Thomas; daughter, Kristen (Courtney Saupitty) Thomas; son, Daniel Thomas; sister, Betty Kilgore; brother, William Banks; adopted children: Ruthie-Jean, Scotty, Kara, and Destinyann; nieces, Jennifer (Keven) Legacy, Sara Bates, and Halie Legacy; nephew, John Kilgore; and a host of friends.


A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.


Condolences may be sent to


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association.


Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.      

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