, Muskogee, OK


September 12, 2013

Thelma A. Sango


As if she was just concluding Sunday school, Thelma A. Sango, in her 98th year, answered the Master's call on Sunday, September 8, 2013.

She was born December 8, 1914 in Indian Territory, one of 8 children born to Enos and Rennie Perryman.  Thelma graduated from Historic Manual Training High School in 1933.  She became a licensed Nurse and was one of the five black nurses from Providence Hospital to work at Muskogee General Hospital.  She retired from the hospital after working there for 31 years.  She married the late Lewis Ollie Sango on February 12, 1935 and from this union, no children were born.

Mrs. Sango loved people and enjoyed taking care of them.  She showed this each and every day, with her beautiful and warm smile.  Sister Sango was the oldest member and held the most years in membership at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church.  She joined the Church in 1934 and worked in several capacities throughout the Church.

She leaves in God's care;  Kenneth E.  [Sango] Thomas, Jr., and Collotta, Carol Thomas, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and a caravan of cousins, and very special friends, James and Beverly Dorn and of course, her Church family.

Her Home-going Celebration will commence on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10 AM in the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.  Rev. Gary Hall, Sr., Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Booker T. Washington Cemetery.

You may visit Mrs. Sango, as she slumbers in sweet repose at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., on Friday from 10 AM until 6 PM.  Friends may convey condolences and sign the online register at


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