Thelma Jo Anderson Flanigan, 72, of Orange, passed from this life Sunday, Feb. 15, at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.
Born on Sept. 9, 1942 in Orange, to Jesse Anderson and Mazie Helene (Cole) Anderson. She was a lifelong resident of Orange. She was and homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.  Thelma enjoyed going to the casino and  playing bingo and she took care of many members of her family. Thelma was a good cook, her family will fondly remember her roast, gumbo and her coleslaw. She was loved by many and will be missed.
Thelma is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warren Lloyd Flanigan; brothers, Bobby Gene Anderson, L. J. Anderson and Floyd Lee Anderson.
Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Paula Stanley and husband, Greg and Melissa Kirksey and husband, Sam; son, Allen Flanigan and wife, Kathy; sister, Viva Lee Spurlock; brother, Daniel Anderson and wife, Brenda; special friend and caretaker, Debbie Schlicher, all of Orange; six grandchildren, Drew Flanigan and wife, Meagen, Troy Flanigan, Katy Flanigan, Corey Stanley and wife, Stephanie, Leisha Johnson and husband, Nicholas and Amber Wilkerson and husband, Dwayne; her four great grandchildren, Taylor Johnson, Jase Johnson, Easton Stanley and Karson Stanley.
Services to remember and honor Thelma’s  life will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, Feb. 20,  in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. W. W. ” Bill ” Smith, officiating.  Rites of committal and interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at Jett Cemetery in Orange.
A gathering of Thelma’s family and friends will be from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
Thelma’s family wishes to thank the ICU staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
For those who desire memorial donations, please make a donation in memory of Thelma to the American Cancer Society, 755 South 11th Street, Suite 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701-3723,
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