Kimala Thomas LaRue (Sign Guestbook)

LaRue, Kimala Thomas, age 54 of Knoxville, TN passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on April 15, 2019.

Kim was survived by her children, Zach Thomas, Kenley Thomas, and Tanner Thomas; husband, Jeff LaRue; granddaughter Raelynn Thomas; father, Alfred Stanley; brother, Mike Stanley and Todd Stanley; sister, Kathy Shoffner; nieces, nephews, other family, and many friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3pm Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Pellissippi State Community College.

Family requests that no black be worn to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the scholarship fund in her name at Pellissippi State Community College. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the LaRue family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

20 guestbook entries for “Kimala Thomas LaRue”:

  1. George Childress says:

    I am terribly sorry for the families loss. Kim was such a kind soul and I was able to get to know her and cut up with her while I was a student working at Pellissippi and while hosting events. She will be dearly missed, may her smile brighten gods heavenly gates!!

  2. Donna Hart says:

    Kim was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Her smile was infectious! What a sweet lady. Prayers for her family!

  3. Tara Willoughby says:

    Kim was such a special part of my life at Pellissippi State, just as she was to many others. I often enjoyed our shopping trips to Sams when it was just me and her. Her strong influence on students brings out the best of people, making future leaders. Kim was always there to lend a helping hand or just a smile to lift your spirits. She will forever be remembered for her love and devotion to Pellissippi students.

  4. Marcia Lawson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I am thankful to have know Kim for so long. She will always be an inspiration to many people. She made a positive impact on more lives than anybody else I know. Although I’m sad, I’m going to celebrate her life, because that’s the way she would have wanted it. May your memories of her bring you peace. May family and friends provide you comfort.

  5. Janice Lane says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Kim’s family at this time. She was such a
    sweet and kind person, always wearing a smile. She loved life and she loved her
    family. May her wonderful spirit always be with you. She was a precious lady
    that will be so sadly missed.

  6. Alicia Hall says:

    Kim was always cheerful, thoughtful and had the super power of charisma! She was a wonderful person and will truly be missed.

  7. Margaret Bailes says:

    Kim was one of the nicest people I have ever met. She was a very special person that was always so friendly to everyone she met.

  8. Janice and Lee Gurley says:

    Kim Stanley had a smile that lite up the room. She was such a special person with a heart of gold and will always be remembered for her love of life and Jesus. Her light is shining even more now as she is in the presence of her Lord and Savior. She will always be remembered, honored and missed on this earth by those family and friends she left behind. May God bless each and every one of you as you celebrate this courageous woman’s passing. She was a real fighter and kept that smile through it all.

  9. Joan Newman says:

    Kim was such a beautiful person and an inspiration for all of us. Her inner light of joy, love and caring never failed to shine through. We have all gained so much just by knowing her. We will miss her.

  10. Patricia Grant says:

    Kim was such a joy to know. May your sweet memories of her bring you peace and comfort.

  11. Dr. Heidi Leming says:

    I am so glad I got to know Kim through my work at TBR. She volunteered as an advisor for one of our SGA retreats and I got to spend significant time getting to know her. She was such a positive role model for our students and an inspiration to other student affairs professionals and faculty. She will truly be missed, but forever remembered for her kindness and encouraging nature.

  12. Wanda Scarbro says:

    Kim was one of the sweetest people I have ever had the privilege to know. She was a wonderful supporter of the students at Pellissippi State Community College and will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace, my friend. Love you.

  13. Owen Holbrook says:

    Sorry to hear Mike she was a good friend for my wife Wanda.
    Hope you are doing well. Are you still at Sprint or whatever they are called now?

  14. Jeff Johnson says:

    Kim was a wonderful young lady when she came to Independence. She spread her love and compassion wherever she went. She’ll be missed by so many.

  15. Paula Sales says:

    I went to Tusculum with Kim and fell in love with her instantly. Her smile lit up the room when she walked in and she treated everyone as if she had known them forever.
    The world was a better place for having her in it. Continued thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  16. Larry Stanley says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss; Kim was a fighter.
    I didn’t realize Kim was a Stanley.

  17. Norma Graham Winton says:

    Kim Thomas LaRue, without a doubt, was an angel living among us and continued to bring as many to God as possible even today after she had already joined Him! Hallelujah Kim! You’re work will continue on sweet Angel with the brightest blue eyes that will never be forgotten! You will live forever in your children and through theirs for generations to come! Deepest love and condolences to her precious family who will miss her most of all.
    I love you Kim! Norma Graham Winton

  18. Kathy Pearson says:

    I am a member of Grace Baptist church and I had Zach and Kenley in Team Kid /Awanas later they are such wonderful children which is a reflection of KIm’s motherhood with her children . She was always upbeat with a beautiful smile and a contagious personality . I pray God comforts you with precious sweet memories of Kim and that they sustain you and bring you much happiness until we see Kim again.

  19. Terry Wilson says:

    To the Family,
    My condolences, to all of you. I met Kim, at a restaurant in Turkey Creek. I also am a breast cancer survivor, It was a real pleasure to have met Kim. I would stop by and see her, unexpected just to see how she was doing and to give her some words of encouragement. I just found and needless to say I was devastated. But God, has another angel that has found her way home, may she rest in his arms now. God bless her husband, and her children. Go and do great things.

  20. Glendon Swann says:

    …I was very saddened by the news of Kim’s passing…I remember Kim having the “golden smile”…her smile was the key that fit the lock on everyone’s heart…every time she smiled at someone, it was an action of love, a gift to that person which was such a beautiful thing…continue to sleep in the arms of Jesus, Kim…Former PSCC Employee (Admissions and Records)…

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