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Barbara Thomason

September 25, 1934 ~ February 3, 2022 (age 87)


On Thursday, February 3, 2022, we said goodbye to a dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Barbara Ann Thomason, 87, of Clermont, Georgia. 

Barbara was Nanny to her family. Her favorite color was pink. Her favorite poem Annabelle Lee. Her favorite season summer. Her favorite holiday Christmas. She loved to read, go to yard sales, decorate for Christmas, wear a striped shirt and spray on lots of Estee Lauder Youth Dew perfume.  She was incredibly smart and had an amazing vocabulary, but she was also gifted with numbers. She was feisty and she was stubborn. She made the world’s best pound cake. She treated everyone with kindness. She had the best imagination. She will be dearly missed.

She loved being “Miss Barbara” during her years working in the office at Brookton Elementary School and then at Wauka Mountain Elementary School.  She remembered every child that passed through, every tooth she pulled and every nosebleed she cleaned up. She made everyone in school feel like family and was maybe best known for her Christmas decorations. She spent every Thanksgiving break creating a magical scene to welcome the kids back to school in December.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold E. Thomason.  She is survived by her daughters Donna Thomason and Jo Thomason, granddaughter and grandson-in-law Kelly and Greg Sistrunk, beloved great-grandchildren Sophie and Sawyer Sistrunk, sisters Janet Williams and Cherie Sisson and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.  

A celebration of Barbara Thomason’s life will be scheduled this spring, in the warm weather she loved, at the Thomason Family Cemetery. Date and time will be announced later.

For those that loved “Miss Barbara” and would like to honor her memory, a fund has been set up at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy to help children get school supplies, medical care, shoes, etc. that they need. Donations may be made via check to “Barbara Thomason Benevolent Fund for Wauka Mountain” and dropped off or mailed to the school at 5850 Brookton-Lula Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506.

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