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Jane Jacob Thomas
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Jane Jacob Thomas, 91, of Atlanta, beloved wife and mother, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Born February 14, 1926, in Greensboro, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Jacob. Jane grew up in Decatur, GA, and graduated from Decatur Girl’s High School and later from Agnes Scott College. Jane was the third of the four Jacob sisters to do so. She started her career at Southern Bell Telephone Company and then returned to school at Oglethorpe University to obtain her teaching degree. She taught third grade at Lilburn Elementary, until she retired. After she retired from teaching, she worked for PAGE, the professional association of Georgia educators. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband of 40 years, Joe P. Thomas. Two especially memorable trips were to Alaska and Zimbabwe. She also loved lavishing attention on her two beloved Maltese dogs, Tiffany and Lacey. She spent many wonderful weekends and vacations at their lake house on Lake Hartwell. She died peacefully in the home she loved.

Jane is survived by her sisters, Ann Toms, Irene Sturgis, and Carol Dunn; daughters, Suzanne Snelling, Barbara J. Fatkin and her husband, Allen; Joe’s daughters, Lynda Thomas Cimera and her husband, Glenn, Ernestine Thomas Fell and her husband, Mike; Joe’s son, Preston Thomas and his wife, Louella; grandchildren, Brian J. Fatkin and his wife, Megan, Jane-Marie Fatkin McKinney and her husband, Paul, Suzie Fatkin Sloan and her husband, Casey, Gregory Thomas Cimera, Amy Kathleen Cimera, Misty Seawright Trevino and her husband, John, Randy Wayne Seawright and his wife, Aimone, Marye Elizabeth Fell; and great grandsons Wyatt, Ethan, and Gavin Fatkin; and many more loving family and friends.

A celebration of Jane's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons with a reception to follow at 2 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS Atlanta. Visit

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1:00 PM
A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory

2773 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Family Gathering




2:00 PM
A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory

2773 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Cemetery Details


Decatur Cemetery

229 Bell Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Memorial Contribution

PAWS Atlanta

5287 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30035

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