Hortense P. Thomas, age 48, died 8 August 1981 in Orlando. Florida Death Index indicates she was born April 12, 1933.
Obituary appeared in the Orlando Sentinel Metro Final, 11 August 1981 page 4C.
Mrs. Hortense P. Thomas, 48, 710 S. Texas Ave., Apt. 47, died Sunday. Born in Orlando, she was a lifetime resident of the Orlando area. She was a domestic worker and a Methodist. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Ella Manuel, Orlando, son, Earl Penson, George Penson, Jr., Jackie Penson, Haines Penson, Marjore, all of Orlando, daughters, Mrs. Sylvia J. Crayton, Tuskegee, Ala., Mrs. Cynthia Hall, Mrs. Cheryle Lampkins, Miss Carolyn Penson, Miss Claretta Penson, all of Orlando; brothers, Haines Manuel, Orlando, Roy Manuel, New Jersey; sisters, Mrs. Pinkie Small, New York, Mrs. Catherine Stewart, Orlando; 33 grandchildren. Bruton’s Funeral Home, Orlando.