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Shelia Kaye Thomas, 67, was born in Kansas City, Kansas, December 14, 1953 to James Junior Graham and Daisy Ree (Lockhart) Graham. She married the love of her life Ira William Thomas Jr. on April 5, 1982, a union of 39 years. To their union one child was born and three children were brought into their love.
She attended and graduated from Paseo High School while attending Kansas City Vocational Tech receiving her license in Cosmetology in 1972.
Shelia was preceded in death by her parents James Junior Graham and Daisy Ree Graham. Her siblings: Bennie Lee Graham, Patrick Lynn Graham, Verdell Lee Graham, Bradie Lee Graham, Jerri Dean Banks (Thrower) and Patricia Lynette Reedy. Her Grandsons: Marley Comel McCrary and Kingston Thomas McCrary. Her nephews: Evern Thrower III and Dayne Savoy Thrower. Great niece: Lakira Brown and great great niece, Ella Thrower.
Shelia worked at multiple and diverse salons, finally becoming a salon owner until her recent retirement. Shelia was the ultimate SLAYER of cosmetology, make-up, fashion, decorating and cooking. Many of her years in fashion and cosmetology, she organized and worked as a stylist for several of the fashion shows around the Kansas City area, she also won many out of town competitions. Shelia was the EPITOME of original style and setting trends.
Shelia Kaye Thomas attended Guided Light Church and is a believer in Christ. Shelia Kaye Thomas leaves to cherish memory her forever loving husband, Ira Thomas Jr., her son Mark Anthony Thomas (Sherry) of Houston, Texas, daughters Marlo Nicole Thomas and Kisha LeGant Thomas of Kansas City, Missouri, Mico Cedette Fitzhugh (Daniel) of Grandview, Missouri. Grandchildren, Rychinda C.L.Johnson, Marshay J. Thomas, Marlayeh D. Thomas and Kingstyn K.D. Meeks all of Kansas City, Missouri; Mariah M. Fitzhugh of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and McKenna C. Fitzhugh and Damon D. Fitzhugh of Tampa, Florida. Siblings: Gloria D. Sampson (Roland) of Las Vegas, Nevada, (twin) Sharon K. Rucker (Dale) of Raytown, MO , and Dinah Graham of Kansas City,MO. She leaves a host of nephews, nieces, family, and friends who will keep her in their hearts.
A Visitation for Ms. Shelia will be held on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 4601 Benton Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64130. A Funeral will be held, the same day, following the visitation at 1:00 PM at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.
If you would like to send flowers, please have them sent to the church, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 4601 Benton Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64130,Thursday, November 4th, 2021 by 9:00 AM.