Nellie Marie (Hensley) ThomasFebruary 18, 1935 ~ September 22, 2017 (age 82)
Nellie Marie Hensley Thomas, 82, of Hickory, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017.
Born February 18, 1935 in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late John Bascomb and Elvia Austin Hensley and the wife of Ernest Thomas, who passed away in 2010. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ernest Jeff Thomas, Jr.; 4 brothers: Hobert, Kermit, Eli and Ray Hensley; and 2 sisters: Ocie H. Penland and Essie H. Boone.
Nellie was a member of Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member of Senior Stars Sunday School Class. She had retired from Valdese Weavers.
She is survived by her daughter, Janelle Thomas Miller and husband Gene of Hickory; 2 brothers: Hartsel Hensley of Asheville and Dan Hensley of Nebo; grandson, Jordan Rhyne Miller of Hickory; and a great-granddaughter, Hailee Rose Miller of Hickory.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Faulkenbury officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made in her honor to Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church, 3320 9th Ave. Dr., NW, Hickory, NC 28601.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Nellie Marie Hensley Thomas and on-line condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com
This obituary is a courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.
Winkler's Grove Baptist Church
3320 9th Ave. Dr., Hickory NC 28601