SHIRLEY GENE THOMAS Peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Shirley Thomas passed away. Wife of the late John Philip Thomas; devoted mother of April (Kendyll) Benson; dear sister of Joice Neiffer, Althea Jones, Donna Boyd and Ronnie Hill, Sr. She is also survived by a grandson, Graylin Walker, II; a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation on Monday, August 15, from 10 a.m until time of service 11 a.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. 20659. Interment Charles Memorial Gardens.