Rose Turee Thomas, 61, of Opelika, Alabama, passed away on Oct. 16, 2022, at the Bethany House in Auburn, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

She was born Oct. 22, 1960, at the Wheeler Clinic in LaFayette, Alabama, to George Dewey Wooddy and Gracie Wooddy (Bone). Turee is preceded in death by her son, Matthew Thomas and her father, George Dewey Wooddy. She is survived by her husband, Butch Thomas of Opelika, grandson Javian Thomas of Opelika, her mother Gracie Wooddy of LaFayette, sisters Debra Beckwith (Campbell) of LaFayette, Alabama, Twyla Arthur of Opelika, Ashley Oliver (Steve) of LaFayette, and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a dog and three cats she dearly loved.

Turee worked in manufacturing most of her life, having been employed with Diversified products 10 years and Uniroyal for 19 years until the plant closed. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in LaFayette, where she grew up and came to know Jesus as her Lord and savior. She was an avid Auburn Tigers and Atlanta Falcons football fan. She also enjoyed traveling with her sister Twyla.

A graveside service has been planned for Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Garden Hill Cemetery in Opelika.


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