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Alice Carolyn Thomas

April 8, 1919 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 102)


Alice Carolyn Thomas was born on April 8, 1919, to the late George Howard and Elizabeth Cook Thomas in Sandy Spring, Maryland. Alice was the eldest girl of six children. She received her early education in Sandy Spring, Maryland, and her secondary education in the New York City Public School System. In her late twenties, she moved to Washington, D.C. to start her employment with the US Goverment at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  For most of those years, she acted as a supervisor and oversaw the processes of printing and packaging of postage stamps. She often worked the night shift and because of her exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, she was recognized numerous times as an exceptional employee and was acknowledged with various awards, including Employee of the Year. Soon after retiring from the Government,  she moved from Washington, DC, to the family homestead in Holly Grove, Maryland. During these years, she enjoyed family and friends at the home she shared with her late sister Mable. For over 50 years, Alice was a member of Sharp Street United Methodist Church in Sandy Spring, Maryland. There she served in many capacities including Sunday School teacher,  member of the United Methodist Women, Financial Committee  and Administrative  Council member, and Building Fund Team Leader. She later joined the Wesleyan Fellowship, also in Sandy Spring. MD. Alice was an avid supporter of her community. She strived to make her community a better place and was an active member of the Cloverly Civic Association for many years, assuming some leadership roles. Alice was always committed to ensuring the well-being of her family. From an early age, she was committed to ensuring that her family was taken care of and provided for. She  was the influential matriarch of a loving family and will be dearly missed, but has left many memories as a caring sister, extraordinary aunt, faithful cousin, and committed friend.

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