Faith Draper Haneline
Gray and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. We all seem to have lost touch through the years since high school, but Myra was always thought of fondly. She was a kind person and I will never forget her. Prayers for you and your family.
Faith Draper Haneline
I would like to express my condolences to the family. Myra's exuberance of spirit, her warmth and her kindness were so apparent in everything she touched. Her presence here on earth will be missed, but her light will shine on to guide the rest of us on our journey to our heavenly home.
Ricky & Shasta Byerly
Dear Gray, Jake and Hannah, our hearts are hurting with yours but we celebrate Myra's homecoming! Praying for strength and comfort, for each of you, in the coming days. Good part is, this isn't goodbye...we will see her soon.
Much Love & Prayers,
Ricky & Shasta Byerly
Bob and Ina Tuscano
I will miss you. You were my friend, my sister and my mentor. In this time of mourning for us, you are no longer in pain. You are sitting at the right hand of the Lord. Up front, where you belong. I will remember you allways.
I feel honored to have had Myra in my life for a short time. She was not only my pastor, but my friend and I will cherish our friendship forever. I have missed you and will continue to miss you in my life as long as I live. All my love,
Elizabeth Robbins Brown and Kevin Brown
We will miss you Myra but we will never forget the impact you had on our lives. So many of us have been forever changed by your life. May you enjoy dancing in heaven.
Beth and Kevin
JOHN & DIXIE RICHARDSON
Continuous memories of Myra and constant prayer for her family and friends.
Myra's gift to me was she taught me how to worship not just with reading words but with my whole being, through Myra I was able to let go of my "religious chains" and find it was ok to dance ok to lift my hands, ok to shed my tears, forever I will be grateful for that Freedom I found in Christ because of Myra, and for the influence she had on my children the encouragement she gave the everlasting impact she has made on all of our lives. Thank you Gray, Jake and Hannah for sharing Myra with us. May the peace of God that passes all understanding cover you all.
Jamie K. Clodfelter
Gray, Hannah and Jake....We are all praying for you during this difficult time. Myra was such a GREAT person inside and out. She will be missed but heaven gained another angel. She was a fighter till the end...RIP Myra...
Anthony & Jamie Clodfelter
Thoughts and prayers for your family..
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Myra will be in our hearts forever.
Ty, Cindy, Jake, and Dereck
Mere words can't express how the Lord used Myra in my life over 6 years ago at Winston-Salem First Assembly. I know she has impacted many. I believe Myra would say these words from Ps. 16...
5 Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
6 The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
What a wonderful inheritance!
7 I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.[b]
My body rests in safety.
10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead[c]
or allow your holy one[d] to rot in the grave.
11 You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.[e]
Bill & Judy Smith
We praise God to have known you and have been greatly blessed by your example of faithfullness and living out loud in Spirit and Truth.
You will always be remembered by us as "That most elect lady" 2 John 1
Stephen & Marla Dilday
We are so sorry to hear about Myra's passing. She was so special to so many people. She loved the Lord and it was so evident in her life. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. We are praying for your family.
having just gone through this just 2 short months ago; my heart aches for Gray, Hannah and Jake. To loose a wife/best friend after all these years leaves a emptiness in your heart that only God can fill. To loose a mother when we are so young and still continue to need guidance is unbearable. I gather strength from our Lord who somehow guides us through when it seems so dark. I love you all and you are definately in my prayers at this time! April Markham Cooke
Craig Jones and family
I'm so sorry to hear about Myra, you and your family are in our prayers.
Myra will be greatly missed and I truly value the impact that she had on my life. The way she presented the Word of God was amazing; there was no doubt about her love for the Lord. She exemplified the life of Christ in a powerful way and stood strong til the end. Gray, Jake and Hannah may God's peace be upon you.
Jim and Rose Ann Hill
What a privilege and a blessing it was to have Myra as our pastor and more importantly, as our friend. We shall never forget what an inspiration she was to us. "Precious memories how they linger." Thanks be to God for allowing her to be a part of our lives.
I will always remember Myra as one of my first music teachers. Her inspiration led me to pursue a degree in vocal music from Furman University, where I'm currently a rising Senior. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and everyone her beautiful life touched.
Jesus & Lydia Perez and family
Love and prayers for the Thomason family. It was a blessing to work with pastor Myra when New Beginnis aseembly start. and in Behold Him in first assembly of God. She love the LORD.
Alice & Richard Long
Dear Gray, Jake, Hannah and Nate, our hearts break as does yours at the loss of your wife, and mother and friend. I pray that God's loving touch will be felt by you all. Myra truly was and is a beautiful woman who followed Gods calling. She performed faithfully and to her utmost capability. She is now with her Father in Heaven and rejoicing at knowing you will see her again someday. I pray that you will rest and know that you are now the ones to carry on this beautiful woman's mission. Remember what our Lord said in Psalm 34:18, "The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart." "Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4
We love you Gray, Jake and Hannah; and I know that you are a fine young man Nate and look forward to seeing in the near future. God's blessings on you all as you go through these lonely days of transition. Know that I am thinking and praying for you even more as the days proceed. God bless, Love Aunt Alice and Richard
Bubber and Mary Monson
So sorry to hear the news, she is in a happier place.
Chris and Vickie Wilkes
We want to express our simcere thought and prayers with the family during this time of loss. Myra was a very powerful speaker and doer of the work for the lord. She loved people and a life lived for the glory of the lord. We will see her again and celebrate. What a day it will be. love and prayers, Chris & Vickie.
Foy and Kelly Kennedy
Our thought,prayers, and hugs are with you as you celebrate Myra's life and the lessons she has embodied about the Lord's grace and goodness through all things. What an inspiration for us all!
James and Marilyn Jones
Our hearts are heavy but rejoicing that she is in his presence.
There are no words, just love being sent your way! God bless the Thomason family!
I am inspired reading all of the beautiful messages here -which makes it obvious Pastor Myra's work goes on. To know she prayed for me is an honor and a blessing. I pray for her husband and her extended family. God Bless You all.
Jim and Jodie Abbott
Myra touched so many lives and we feel privledged to be one of them.. I can see Myra rejoicing in heaven with her mother! Or thoughts, prayers are for family still here..We love you Myra and await the day we will see you again!
My prayers are out for Gray and the family. I lost touch with Myra and Gray after high school, but my memories of that time with them are fond memories. Summers at Midway pool, Cheerleading and football games, our Senior year together. It was truly a great pleasure to hear that Myra became a Pastor and that she was able to see her daughter start her own family. I know that she is now in the presence of God and there is no more pain. May the Lord continue to watch over Myra's family in their time of loss, but may he also help them to celebrate her life.
John and Heidi Priest
Our deepest sympathies. We love your family and we will continue to pray for you all during this difficult time.
No words can help right now, you must deal with the pain and loss, just remember you have friends that you can lean on for support.
Gray, Our thought and prays go out to you and your family.Stephens Family
Many thoughts and prayers are with your family through the days,weeks, and months to come.
Gray, Hannah, and Jake, i will never forget how much fun it was to work together with your mom and then fall in love with the rest y'all. She always loved God so much. She never knew that she helped me gain confidence in my ministry . I will miss her and I will pray for you.
Myra touched my life in so many ways. She taught me how to let go and let God take care of things.
I look forward to seeing Myra again and until that time comes she is among "The Great Cloud of Witnesses" who are watching us carry on the work of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I miss you being here Myra but I know, that I know, you are with the One you love the most.
Greatly missed but truly blessed.
I love you.
Myra has arrived and is in heaven with Jesus, whom she loved more than life itself. Myra has taught me so many things, especially how to be courageous in the midst of this awful battle she has fought. My life will never be the same because our paths crossed. I love you Myra.
Bill and Sherry Albright
Gray, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Bill and Sherry Albright
Shelly Sink Gentle
I kept up with the journey through the blog and I could sense your family's pain through the words. Now she is free from all pain. While that's comforting, I know your hearts are heavy with angst. What a legacy she left and I'm sure God has paid her the ultimate compliment of, "Well done my good and faithful servant." I'll continue to lift your family up in prayer for God to sustain you during the times when it seems too much to bear.
Brad and Pam Mathis
Myra was and still is one of a kind. A woman of great passion, compassion, and vision. She was a great teacher and listener. We pray that Myra's vision Impact Triad will multiply and expand beyond her wildest dreams.
Jeff and Susan Fountain
What a wonderful person Myra has always been. So kind and gracious! Beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. I am so sorry of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family...God Bless You All.
Gray, May the peace only God can give surround you and your family at this time. jj
I always remember seeing her wonderful pictures in your office. You and your family are in my prayers. May she rest in peace.
My thought and prayers are with you all at this time. I know what it is like to lose a parent and I know what it is like to lose a beloved mentor in my church's leadership. Myra encouraged me at an AG Core Group meeting when my eldest daughter went off to bible college. She shared a fond memory of Hannah having surgery when she was in college and how they read together in the hospital bed. She is an incredible woman and I am sorry for your loss.
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Myra! She had the heart of an angel. I knew Myra as I was growing up because my brother (Chris Treadway) went to school with her. She sang in his wedding. She always had a very special place in my heart. I went to church with her @ First Alliance. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family @ this time! You & the entire family are in my prayers!!
Jim and Jennifer Hooper
We will miss you! We are deeply saddened that your time with us on earth is over - but we know that you are walking in the glory of our Lord! Your passion for God resonates throughout the lives you have touched and we are truly blessed to have known you. Prayers go out to Gray and the family. Until we meet again... WE LOVE YOU!
Kim Nifong Damron
Myra Lynn was a blessing to so many people. We asked Jesus in our hearts together on same day during VBS in couples 2 Sunday School class. I will miss her. Jake, Hannah and Gray, I will continue to pray for you. Well done Myra! You were a good and faithful servant of the Lord.
Myra was wonderful and dynamic person. She will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt prayers are with the family at this time.
Pam Foltz Flowers
Dear Gray & family,
I'm so very sorry to hear of Myra's passing. What a wonderful testimony for our Saviour that Myra lived even in her high school years you knew exactly where she stood! I know your hearts are heavy and the pain is deep. I hope this verse encourages your heart. Psalms 116: 15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His godly one. What an awesome thought that God rejoices over us!! What a celebration she is having.
Eddie & Gaye Willard
"God calls us to pray & think & dream & plan & work not to be made much of, but to make much of Him in every part of our lives." What a legacy Myra has left us. Our lives were truly enriched in knowing her.
Matt and Amy McKenzie & family
Gray, Jake and Hannah, you are in our prayers during this difficult time. Myra was a wonderful woman and we rejoice knowing that she is worshiping in the presence of her Lord, and that some day we will see her again.
Matt, Amy, Ashley, James and Michael
To all the family,
May God give the peace and comfort that only He can. Myra was the 1st person I can remember who started my love for music and singing. She so loved to worship the Lord in song; it was contagious. I can only imagine how she is singing now!
Our thoughts and prayers are
with the family of Pastor Myra Thomason.
From the staff of Lemaire &
The Jefferson Hotel
Pastor Mark C. Davis
As a fellow laborer, and the pastor of James and Marilyn Jones. I felt that I knew Myra in a small but special way. On behalf of the family of Cornerstone Family Worship Center Assembly of God in Magee, MS. May the sweet Holy Spirit engulf your family with His presence and comfort.
Warren and Rita Reynolds
May the Lord comfort the Thomason family during this difficult time. We were blessed to grow up with Myra and Gray and know them for many years. What a legacy and example Myra leaves for us to remember and follow.
So sorry and shocked to hear the news of Myra's passing.I have not seen her since high school.I remember her as a small person with a big heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.
Glenda Nifong Lawrence
Thinking & praying for each of you. I have precious memories of Myra when I went to Faith.
Glenda & George Lawrence
I still see Myra's sweet, smiling face in my 7th grade classroom. What a kind and gentle soul! Keeping the entire family in my thoughts and prayers.
Thanks Myra for being such an inspiration to me. May God continue to give all of you, Gray, Hannah and Jake continued peace and strength. All of you are in my prayers.
Peanutt & Carolyn Kepley
Gray, Jake & Hannah, you are so fortunate to have shared your life with Myra and I know she will be greatly missed but we know that a light lives on because of her. She truly represented Christ and there are so many that she will be bringing to heaven with her. May God Bless you greatly in this time of sorrow as you think of and treasure your memories of her. We love you all and will continue to lift you up in prayer in the days ahead.
Lisa Butler Kepley
Gray, I am so sorry of your and your family's loss. Myra was one of a kind, had so much compassion for all people. I remember when ya'll first got together. WOW those were the days. I pray for you and your children Gray...In jesus name I pray, he will always be by your side, as well as Myra. God Bless you all. In Love and Prayers Lisa
The stars look a little brighter.Thank you for the honor to know you
Until we meet again.....
Victoria P. Moreno
She is wearing her crown! To God be the Glory!---May our God comfort the family in their time of sorrow--in Jesus Name.
She is at peace and out of pain. The legacy she left us with will be around for years and years to come. She touched and changed so many lives. May God bless each of you in a very special way during this difficult time.
Harold and Diane Smith
To Gray, Jake and Hannah,
The cancer didn't win. It couldn't destroy Myra's faith, her love of God, her hope, her prayer life, her love for you, her ability to bless others or her impact. Cancer could not take anything eternal from her. Myra has won and she has overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of her testimony. Her absence will be painful for all of us but take comfort in knowing that she is now in the presence of the One who kept all of his promises to her. May Grace abound toward each of you. Harold and Diane Smith
My condolences to a fellow worker and friend.
Gray, Hannah, and Jake: I am so personally touched by your loss. Myra touched so many lives, including mine, in such a positive and unselfish way. My life is richer for having known such a loving, selfless, and genuine young woman. She exhibited such unique and wonderful qualities, at such a young age, that it was apparent she was destined for a life dedicated to family, and improving the lives of others. She will be sorely missed. Gray, you and Myra have instilled all of those wonderful qualities in Hannah and Jake. Our children add a touch of immortality to our memory!
My sincere condolences to Gray and his family to his lose. May you be comforted by the grace of God in this sad time. God Bless
Kristi Beckerdite Hill
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was saddened to hear about Myra's passing. She will be forever in your and your children's hearts.
My deepest condolences and prayers to Grey and his family.
Myra was a true light in so many peoples life. I knew her as the choir director of my church several years ago. Her smile, her care and concern for everyone were all wonderful and honest traits of this wonderful woman. Heaven does indeed have another angel .
Leia Temple Nichols
Gray, I am so sorry to hear of Myra's passing. I keep going back to all the memories of High School. She will be truely missed, but will remain alive in all the hearts she touched. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am really sad to hear of Myra's passing! She was a wonderful person and she lived her life as a true example of Christ. My life was enriched from knowing her and her husband Gray! I know her sweet gentle spirit will be missed by all that knew her!
Darryl and Rhonda Gordon
Myra radiated God in everything she did. When I think of Myra I remember she was a wonderful worship team leader and our family loved to worship with her. Myra is going to be missed by so many. We are praying for Gray, Jake and Hannah, Harold, Rhonda and family.
I am so sorry for your loss.pastor myra is no longer in pain. she is now walking on streets of gold &healthy .Myra meant so much to me & my two granddauthers brianna & madison. I will keep the familey in my prayers.WITH GODS LOVE! JACKIE ASKEY
Mark , Sondra Folsom
Sorry for your lose,ower thoughts and prayers with you and your family.