Merilinda M. Thomas, 56, Mountain Top, died May 3, 2017 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 28, 1960, she was the daughter of Mary Lou Luton Harrison and the late Robert Harrison. Merilinda was a 1978 graduate of Coughlin High School. She was employed as a marketing assistant by ITT Technical Institute in Dunmore.
Merilinda was a former treasurer of the Mountain Top Blitz junior football team.
Preceding her in death were her father, Robert Harrison, and her grandson, Jeremy Pearson.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 36 years, Robert S. Thomas; daughter, Aubrey Pearson and her husband, Michael, Nanticoke; son, Robert S. Thomas Jr. and Diana Bodzio, Ashley; two grandchildren, Shane Pearson and Adelyn Thomas; brother, Robert Harrison and his wife, Jenn, Swoyersville; nieces; and a nephew.
Funeral services were held from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.
Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Memorial donations may be made in Merilinda’s name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society , P. O. Box 12268, Newport News, VA 23612.
Condolences may be sent by visiting Merilinda’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.