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Shelby Thomas

January 27, 1938 - April 4, 2004


Shelby Brinn Thomas, 66, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2004.

She was the daughter of the late Burl and Cornelia Brinn and was predeceased by her husband, Wade Howard Thomas, Sr. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Gateway Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Wade H. Thomas, Jr. and daughter, Amy Lou Cheaney, both of Virginia Beach; daughter-in-law, Karen Lynne Thomas; two grandchildren, Joshua Cheaney and Katie Thomas; sister, Mary Brooks and husband, Howard of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Edward Lee Brinn and wife, Nenita of Chesapeake, Burl Brinn, Jr. and wife, Willie of Belhaven, North Carolina and Lewis Brinn and wife, Elaine of Vacaville, California; step-mother, Ruth Brinn and numerous nieces and nephews.

The visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel. The service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 1:00pm at Gateway Free Will Baptist Church, Virginia Beach with burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Time: 7:00 pm

End Time: 9:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Time: 1:00 pm


Gateway Free Will Baptist Church

5473 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2004


Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

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