June 15, 1952 - January 5, 2016
Leslye Ann Thomason passed on January 5, 2016, letting go after one last Christmas – her favorite time of year – and seeing her family from St. Louis, MO, the place she always considered home. A reserved but strong woman with unwavering faith in God, she dedicated her life to her youngest son, her faith, her family, and helping others.
Born in St. Louis, on June 15, 1952, she moved to Irving, TX, with her family in 1966 and settled in Frisco in 1981. She worked as an accountant for Austin Paving until the birth of her youngest son and continued as an accountant for the Frisco Independent School District from 2002 on.
Leslye loved cooking, baking, arts & crafts, being a mother, smooth jazz, and the Dallas Arboretum. Faith was one of the most important things in her life, helping her through the hardest of times, and she was an active member of Stonebriar Community Church.
She constantly sacrificed to give her son a better life than she had, feeling her only job was to raise him into a good man. She imparted many values, in particular always stressing the importance of education. Receiving her associates degree from Collin College in 2004, completed through night school while working full time and raising her son, was one of her proudest achievements.
Leslye is survived by her son, Daniel; mother, Lorraine; sister, Lynda; brothers, Tony and Rick; nieces Angie, Cara, Michelle, and Lacy; goddaughter, Allyson; sister-in-faith, Phyllis James; close friends Debra Skertich, Barbara Irby, and Terry Latimer; and a host of other relatives and friends in Dallas and St. Louis.
Viewing, visitation and funeral service will be held Friday, January 8, 2016, 12:30 to 2:30 pm at Frisco Heritage Center Chapel 6321 Page Street, Frisco, TX 75034 with burial to follow, 3:30 pm at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expy, Allen, TX 75013.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
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