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Pandora Stephanie Thomas of Jackson, Michigan returned to the Lord on Thursday, November 28, 2019

Pandora Stephanie Thomas

Pandora Stephanie Thomas of Jackson, Michigan returned to the Lord on Thursday, November 28, 2019. She was born on September 21, 1959 to Robert Earl and Betty Lott in Jackson, MI. She married her surviving husband of 32 years, Terry F. Thomas.


In 1977, Pandora graduated from Parkside High School where she was an all-star cheerleader. After high school, she continued her education at Michigan State University & Baker College with a degree in Business Communication. After college, Pandora was employed with Nomeco Oil and Gas Company until they relocated; then became employed with Consumers Energy.


Aside from her career, Pandora was a Big Sister for Big Brother Big Sister and was a lifelong member of Second Missionary Baptist Church. She was involved with multiple aspects of the church that included being church Secretary, being heavily involved with the Bobby Lay Scholarship Fund, and the Women’s Ministry. She really enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, shopping, reading, cooking, entertaining, and shopping some more. She had a keen eye for different things and had such a unique style that no one could ever pull off. A Fashionista Diva.


She was preceded in death by her father Robert Earl Lott, and her stepmother, Mackielean Lott.  She is survived by her DEVOTED and beloved husband, Terry; two great children, Tyler and Tiffany; her mother, Betty (Gill) English; Mother-In Law, Margie (Cliff) Thomas; six brothers Robert (Tracy), Ozzie (Shirley), Gary, Allen, Mark, Derek and her sister, Victoria “Vickie” Lott; Sister-In-Law, Lisa (Angelo) Williams; Brother-In-Law, Derick (Deanna) Thomas; and 15 nieces and nephews and a host of other family members.


Pandora had an enormous number of special friends, family and confidants. The family would like to send special acknowledgements to: Sherry Allen, Desiree Curry, Arleta Parker, Theresa “Pam” Travis, Deborah Ann Hewitt, and Dutchy Jones.


Married 32 years, Terry Thomas(left)(accompanied by his brother Derrick) spoke eloquently of the character and beauty of his wife, Pandora, at her homegoing celebration on December 7, 2019, at Second Missionary Baptist Church
A beyond capacity-filled church celebrated the life of Pandora Thomas on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Second Missionary Baptist Church 304 E. Prospect, with Pastor Darius Williams officiating.
Kelly Crum Comments, Pandora was my mentor and friend. “I remember as a little girl going to my brother, Michael McKinney’s basketball game at Parkside High School. Pandora was a cheerleader at Parkside and one of the most Beautiful cheerleaders on the court. I would love to watch the cheerleaders. She came to my house when I was about 6 or 7 and brought me my first set of Green and White Pom Pom’s ( MSU). As a young lady growing up she taught me many lessons about life. She was Gorgeous, classy, smart, very professional, positive and confident. I thank God for our relationship and how He puts people in our lives for a season. The memories of Pandora will always live in my heart. Until we met again my friend.”

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