Thelma James “Totsie” Lemons went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 12, 2019.
Totsie was born in Broaddus, Texas on January 14, 1929, one of four daughters to James Walter Cox and Lugenia Fussell Cox. In 1941, the family moved to Commerce from Corsicana.
Totsie attended East Texas State Teacher College Demonstration school better known as Training School where she graduated in 1946. She also attended East Texas State University.
In 1953, she married J L Lemons and they made their home in Commerce and reared 3 sons.
Totsie worked for the City of Commerce in the Utility Department. In 1990 she retired from the City. After retiring she enjoyed spending time with her husband, their children and grandchildren.
After losing her husband, she moved to Georgetown, Tx to be near her son, Paul and his family.
Totsie lived in Sun City Georgetown for a number of years and had many wonderful friends. She enjoyed going all over Sun City on her golf cart and playing canasta with her friends.
She was a member of the Worship Place in Sun City. She is survived by her sons James Lemons and wife Traci of Houston, Paul Lemons and wife Teresa of Georgetown, Thomas Lemons and wife Kim of Paris, grandsons John Lemons, Brian Lemons and wife Britni, Jacob Lemons and wife Stephanie, twin granddaughters, Dana Lemons and Kelley Lemons, three great-granddaughters Kinley Lemons, Sydney Lemons and Gracie Lemons, and two great grandsons Jayden Lemons and Marshall Lemons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sisters Billie Warren, Bennie Risener and Shirlee Alford.
A brief, graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 24, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City, Texas with arrangements made by R.W. Owens and Son Funeral Home. Friends of the family are cordially invited to attend.
I am sorry I cannot be there to celebrate Totsie’s life with you. I know there will be stories told about how she kept you boys in line. A strong and great lady. She scared the heck out of me, probably because she did not like any of you hanging around someone like me. Always wanted the best for her boys. Rest in peace.
Sincere condolences to Totsie’s family. She was a wonderful friend and co-worker.