Gertrude Priscilla Lyles "Gert" Thomas, 83, of 3006 Paddington Street, Greensboro, NC and formerly of Newark, NJ, passed Saturday evening, March 2, 2019 in Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. The family will visit with friends on Monday. March 11, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 200 Regan Street, Greensboro, NC. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. following the visitation at the church. Interment will be in the McBeth Baptist Church Cemetery, 1511 Cross Keys Highway, Union, SC at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2019. A native of Union County, SC, she was the widow of Paul Thomas and daughter of the late Nathaniel Lyles, Sr. and Ruth Hughes Lyles. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers. Wallace C. “Big Wally” Lyles and James Henry “Jake” Lyles and a nephew, Wallace V. “Lil Wally” Lyles. She leaves to cherish many fond and precious memories two brothers, Willie E. “Gene” (Sarah) Lyles of Columbia, SC and Nathaniel (Elizabeth) Lyles, Jr. of Missouri City, TX; four sisters, Helen L. (Robert) Warwick of Ewing, NJ, Hazel Lyles of Danville, VA, Venetia L. Fisher of Greensboro, NC, and Dr. Gladys L. Gray (Allen) of Tuskegee, AL; and host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who were all so dear to her. The family will meet at the home of her sister, Venetia L. Fisher, 3006 Paddington Street, Greensboro, NC. Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, 361 Meansville Road, Union, SC.
Ceremony Location Bethel AME Church 200 N Regan Street Greensboro, NC