Denise Thomas Obituary, Death, Denise Thomas Has Passed Away

Denise Thomas Obituary, Death – We learned with great regret that Mrs. Denise Thomas AM had gone away on June 5. Mrs. Thomas served as Meriden’s ninth principal from 1985 until 2002 and then again in 2006. Her last trip to Meriden was in 2022 for the opening of the new music and theater center, and the school community adored her.  Mrs. Thomas was born on May 11, 1964, in Athens, Georgia, to the late Trammell Alton Carey and Betty Jean Fortson Carey.

Her departure will be lamented by our community. We praise God for her exemplary service to Meriden and for all that she has done to further education in Australia. She graduated from Athens Christian School in 1982, worked as a Special Education paraprofessional at Madison County Middle School, and was a Baptist.

Her husband, Doug Richard Thomas, survives, as do their sons, Jordon Douglas Thomas of Athens, GA and Ryan Carey Thomas of Columbia, SC; daughter, Sarah Katelyn Thomas of Danielsville, GA; and sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Russell McCants of Danielsville, GA.