Thomas, Jicelyn

JICELYN I. THOMAS of Evansville, Ind., 62, an Elder of the Indiana Conference on incapacity leave, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, following a long battle with lupus. A Celebration of Jicelyn’s life will held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Methodist Temple, 2109 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville. Survivors include: her mother, Wilma Thomas; sister, Beverly Thomas of Evansville; adopted sisters, Karen Horth Powers and Debbie Vawter of Indianapolis. As a minister at Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, she was a moving force in the Jubilee Summer Program for neighborhood children, a program still going strong. Memorial contributions may be made to Jubilee Summer Program, Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 E. 29th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Condolences may be made online at