Michelle Ann Thomas

08/19/1961 - 08/17/2023


Obituary For Michelle Ann Thomas

Michelle Ann Thomas, 61 of Lima, went to her Heavenly home on August 17, 2023, at Ohio State University-Wexner Medical Center

Michelle was born August 19, 1961 in Lima, to John Nelson and Annie Ruth (Brookes) Thomas, who preceded her in death.

Michelle is a graduate of Lima Senior High School and retired from Alpha. She enjoyed playing softball, basketball and she loved playing cards. Michelle's dogs held a special place in her heart, especially Polo. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. Michelle will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Michelle is survived by her grandchildren, Amaya Brown and Jakiya Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Ramazi Brown and Mazaria Brown; special step-son, Tierra Thomas; siblings, Shirley Upshaw, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Thomas, Vickie Thomas and Steve (Amy) Thomas; step-brother, Quincy Peoples; sister-in-law, Janice Thomas; brother-in-law, Raymond "Crip" Grant and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Sherita Daelene Thomas; brother, John N. Thomas, Jr.; sisters, Brenda Thomas, Pamela K. Grant and Denise Thomas and her brother-in-law, Lucious Upshaw, Jr.

Homegoing Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES - EASTSIDE CHAPEL with Rev. Paul Johnson to officiate. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 24, 2023, from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


24 Aug


11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
24 Aug

Funeral Service

01:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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  • 04/20/2024

    Rest in peace, Michelle. So sad to hear of you passing. You had a beautiful soul and will definitely be missed. Sending prayers of comfort for your loved ones. East Side Family Love.

  • 08/23/2023

    To my beautiful cousin! Rest in your new heavenly home! May the peace that passes all understanding be with the family and may your legacy live on through your grandchildren. Love you, cuz! Cindy

  • 08/22/2023

    I can not believe you are gone we just talked 2 weeks ago Michelle and I been friends for 30years we shared a lot of laughs. She loved talking about my sons, I can still hear her cussing out Dewayne, she loved playing her numbers. We shared a lot of laughs and we shared a tear or two, she loved her daughter and her grand babies. Omg girl you just really left us. But you are with your baby girl now!! I see your smile I see your smile!! Luv you ma and I will definitely miss you!!

  • 08/22/2023

    Sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time. God bless and give you all strength. 🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • 08/22/2023

    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family. Michelle was such a good hearted person and loving person. She will be greatly missed. God has truly gained a angel 😇

  • 08/21/2023

    Michelle May You Rest In Heaven. Psalms 23.

  • 08/21/2023

    Michelle you will truly be missed and I am going to miss our calls and rides together love sis until we meet again

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