Della Yeaste Thomas
Funeral Time: Monday, January 18th at 12:30PM
Della Yeaste Thomas, 91, passed away January 11, 2021, under the care of Bluegrass Hospice at Baptist Health Lexington. She was born October 6, 1929 in Burgin, Mercer County, KY to the late Edd Joe Yeaste and Flora Belle Rogers Yeaste. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Lamont Yeaste. Della was a graduate of Henry Clay High School. She was a long-time member of Immanuel Baptist Church (Lexington, KY) and was a Charter Member of Anchor Baptist Church (Lexington, KY). Della retired in 1991 from the US Army Central TMDE Activity in Lexington with 32 years of Federal Service. She also had previous service at Norton Air Force Base, San Bernardino, CA; US Post Office, Lexington, KY; and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL. She is survived by a sister, Ruth (Hoyt) Yeaste Griffith of West Plaines, MO; two sons, H. David (Mary) Thomas, Louisville, KY and Anthony Charles “Tony” (Claudia) Thomas, Richmond, KY; one daughter, Carol Thomas Horsfield, Versailles, KY; her beloved grandchildren, Nicole Hudson Thomas Paley, Ryan Michelle Stokes, Alexander Keane (Jessica) Thomas, Elliott Yeaste (Amber) Thomas, James Ian McCubbins, Luke Anthony Thomas and Katherine Paige Thomas; and her great grandchildren, Krista Sherice “Reese” Morton, Donyell Hart “Dee” Morton, Kya Faith Paley, Paul Wesley Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 12:30pm Monday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home – Harrodsburg Road. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:30am until the time of service at the funeral home. The family encourages masks, social distancing, and small numbers due to Covid-19. In lieu of flowers, Della requested that memorial contributions be made to Anchor Baptist Church, 3601 Winthrop Dr, Lexington, KY 40514.