Taylor Funeral Home

Janey Sue Kirkland Thomas
Date of Death or Service Dec 23, 2016
Janey Sue Kirkland Thomas
     Funeral services will be Friday December 23, 2016 at 11 AM from the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with Joe Epley and Tommy Marvin officiating. Place of rest will be in the Dickson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Thursday December 22nd from 4 to 8 PM and on Friday from 9 AM until time of service. Those desiring memorials may be made to the Dickson Co. Humane Society or the American Heart Association.
     Janey Sue Kirkland Thomas, age 67 graduated to Heaven on December 20, 2016. She was born on February 10, 1949 in Montgomery County, the daughter of the late James Ernest Kirkland and Ethel Evans Patterson Kirkland and was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy and Wendell Kirkland.
     She spent 30 years in the educational field. She started her career as a history teacher at Charlotte Jr. High, then she went to Vanleer Elementary and served 5 years as Principal. The last 19 years of her career she served as Principal at Oakmont Elementary School. Thousands of students as well as fellow educators and parents were impacted by her service. Changing lives of students was her goal. She saw the good in every student and strived to make a positive impact on each of their lives.
     She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Her Christian influence will forever be remembered. She was known as prayer warrior and a student of God’s word.

     Survivors include her son, Jeff Thomas of Centerville; daughter, Kelli Miller of Lyles; brother, Don Kirkland (Jeanette) of Clarksville; 5 grandchildren, Anthony Thomas, Michael Scott, Taylor Grace Thomas, Seth Mangrum, Greg Mangrum; great granddaughter, Katlyn Mangrum; sisters in Christ and life-long friends, Linda Epley and Kim Ragan; special cousin, Millie Rittenberry; several nieces and nephews.


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