Seguin Citizen: Thelma Coley
Posted on 2/28/2017 10:57:00 AM.
What is your current occupation (school) and what does that involve?
"I am retired."
 
What do you do off the clock “Just for fun?”
 
"Spend time with my family, play 42 with friends, watch TV"
What city and state were you born in?
"I was born in Oklahoma on April 8, 1916."
 
Who are the members of your immediate family?
"I have two children, Dewey Coley and his wife, Lynn, and Faye Coley
Story and her husband, Mike. I have five grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren."
 
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?
"Raising my children"
 
What is your favorite TV show and movie?
"Wheel of Fortune is my favorite TV show. I can’t think of one
favorite movie, but I like John Wayne movies."
 
What type of music do you enjoy (favorite band, song, etc…)?
"I like dance music. When I was a kid, we would dance and have a lot
of fun."
 
What is your favorite Seguin business and restaurant?
"My favorite business is Magic Shears, and my favorite restaurant
is Dixie Grille."
 
What is something folks may not really know about you?
"I played sports when I was in high school. I was forward on the
basketball team, and I really enjoyed playing basketball."
 
If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guests (living or
dead) -excluding immediate living family members - who would they be?
"I would like to have my long-time friend, Onita Jones; John Wayne;
Roy Rogers (I really liked his movies and TV shows); Bing Crosby; and
my former pastor, Hobart Sizemore."
 
What are your roles in the community?
"I’m retired now, but I enjoy attending First Baptist Church."
 
Discuss your professional background/achievements/leadership roles.
"I worked in retail and I worked at the Dallas County tax office. I
was active in church, where I taught Sunday School, played the piano,
and sang in the choir. I volunteered in nursing homes, where I fixed
the ladies’ hair and did their fingernails."
 
What are this proudest moments in your personal life or in your career?
"Having my two children"
 
What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
"The churches of Seguin"
 
What do you find as the most interesting thing about Seguin?
"I like the services and events that we have at the church, and I
enjoy community events, like the summer concerts in the park."
 
What are your future plans?
"To serve the Lord the best I can "
 
What message do you have for the residents of Seguin?
"Worship and serve the Lord, and help one another."


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