Oralia “Orlie” Thomas

March 3, 1934 - September 3, 2023

Oralia “Orlie” Thomas, 89, of Beaumont, died Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born March 3, 1934, in Alice, to Guadalupe Hernandez Rodriguez and Jose Rodriguez.

Orlie is survived by her children, William “Billy” Thomas, Jr. and his wife, Christine, of Magnolia and Phillip Thomas of Dallas; grandchildren, William “Will” Thomas III, and Olivia Thomas; and great-granddaughter, Ellie Thomas.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and four siblings.

A gathering of Mrs. Thomas’ family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Ave, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 7, 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Graveside Service

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • September 7, 2023
  • 2:30 pm

Comments (3)

    Audrey Harano Parigi says:

    I was sad to read of my friend Oralia’s death; regrettably I didn’t learn of it until hours after her funeral. I would have attended if I’d known, being very fond of her. Such a lovely photo is shown above! I was finanacial advisor for Bill and her, and then just for her until I retired. As I saw Bill declining into his disease I saw how lovingly Oralia cared for him. She and I shared that caregiver bond, and we had an occasional gals’ lunch out even after I retired. She handled her lonesome years admirably, and I could see how attentively her loving sons stepped up as needed. That was comforting to observe, and I saw much to admire about the Thomas Family. Rest in peace, Oralia, and give Bill a heavenly hug for me.

    Mary Vallier Clark says:

    Ms Thomas I can’t believe you gone , you and Jerry was just on the phone with me earlier that morning before I went to church you was telling her how to explain to me the directions to the chandelier place on 11th Street…. I know Jerry is going to miss the weekend you two had…her heart is broken every time she mentions your name it’s hard for her to believe you gone….God know what’s best he knew you wouldn’t have wanted to be here sick and not being able to do what you loved to do……..R.I.P. lovely Lady

    Condolences to the family

    Steve Crow says:

    Billy and Philip, Please accept our deepest condolences. I loved your mom and she was just like another mother to me and my sister Leslie. I use to call her on Mother’s day and though out the years to check on her. For years when I call her on or around Thanksgiving time, she would always tell me “Stevie don’t you forget about my tamales for Christmas” and I never did. When Zu and I would come to Beaumont, we always made time to take her out to eat and if there were enough time, we would take her out to the cemetery to visit your dad. I sure hope the Dallas Cowboys have a better season because you knew how she loved her Dallas Cowboys, now she will forever have the best seat in the house to watch them play.
    Rest in forever peace Mrs. Thomas we all loved you.

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