Official Obituary of

Corey Lynn (Nixon) Thomas

November 8, 1984 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 39) 39 Years Old

Corey Thomas Obituary

Corey Lynn Thomas, age 39 of Florala passed away unexpectedly February 15, 2024, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, February 19, 2024, at Buck Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Tyler Ingram will officiate. Interment will follow in the Buck Creek Baptist Church cemetery The Covington County Sheriff's Department will render honors to their teammate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday evening at Keahey Funeral Home.

Left to cherish her beautiful memory, loving husband, Robert Thomas of Florala; mother, Rhonda Small Nixon of Andalusia; father, Ander Durell Nixon of Red Level; sons, Zachary Sowell and Ashton Cole Sowell, both of Andalusia and step sons, Garrett Lee Thomas and Riley Dalton Deron Thomas, both of Florala; brothers, Jeremy Brooks of Florala; Jamie Harris (Dwayne) of Georgiana; Tess Merritt (Jr.) of Red Level; Andrew Nixon (Caitlin) of McKenzie; Colton Nixon (Kelsey) of Gantt; sister-in-law, Joanie Thomas of Darlington, FL; brother-in-law, Jay Thomas (Vickie) of Andalusia; grandparents, Joseph A. Small of Millbrook, AL; Glenda Nixon of Red Level, Al; grandmother-in-law, Ella Smith and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ricky Thomas and Barbara Thomas; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. 

Corey was preceded in death by grandmother, Peggy South Small; grandfather, Bobby Jack Nixon, grandfather, R.D. Smith; and great grandparents, Albert E. Small and Marie Jeter Small.

Corey was a 2003 graduate of Red Level High School and grew up in the Red Level area. She was currently employed as a Covington County E911 Dispatcher a position that she loved and excelled at doing. Prior to that position, she was employed with the Andalusia Animal Shelter, another position that she served with all her heart. A true animal lover, two of her special doggies were Kimber and Paisley. Her family described her as a fabulous cook of anything she went to prepare and was also an extraordinary sandwich maker! She was a highly skilled “fisher-woman” and had just recently commented to Robert that with the weather warming up she was ready to go fishing. She caught a “record size” bass using only a cricket; but even with her lucky fishing she did not bait her own hook, but she was known to be the one to “extract” a hook from someone if needed! Of all her joys in life, spending time with her husband and children was her heart. She was a Frankie Foster music fan and loved to eat oysters. Corey brought many a great time to her family and friends, all which will be cherished as precious memories to those she leaves behind.  The verse that the family stands on during this difficult time and one of Ashton’s favorites is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. 

The family greatly appreciates any contributions that may be made to “Go Fund Me” to assist with final expenses.

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