We will miss this wonderful woman. Thalita sure made our nephew the happiest man on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Derick. Although we really didn’t know T very well, she was always a happy person and everyone knew that Derick was the love of her life and the center of her universe. Rest in Peace my dear Thalita.
My heart breaks for the family and especially Derick. Great smile and her love for your dogs were beautiful. My memories of our times at Rira will always be special. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Yvonne, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I remember her quiet strength and determination.
For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. – Isaiah 49:13 ❤️
“Thalita! For me, this name was a bit synonymous with Europe. I found in Thalita a certain “je ne sais quoi” which reminded me of my continent. Her open-mindedness? Her taste for travels and history? Maybe. Her taste for gastronomy and good wine? Obviously! In fact, it was with Thalita and her family that I had the pleasure of sharing the very first Thanksgiving of my life. Everything was there: the fire in the fireplace, the turkey in the oven, stuffing, casseroles of all kinds, and desserts all over the place. A moment of caring, sharing and happiness that I will never forget. Because that is what Thalita is all about!”
Thank you imported son from France! We all love you and I appreciate you seeing sister as she was. I’m very proud to be your USA mom!
The First time I ever met Thalita, my Brother Derick brought her to Salem, Il where we lived at the time. We moved all the family room furniture out of the way to give us space to dance to 80’s music and we laughed and had a great time. Watching her and me brother I knew they would spend the rest of the their lives together.
One of my fondest memories was when sister, mama Floyd and I took Route 66, to watch brother graduate from Drill Sgt. School. We stopped at every known winery, an Irish Winery, we also looked for all the giant statues we could fine including
Climbing and playing on the giant blue whale, however we got chased off the large Tepee property. The most humbling part of the trip was visiting the Oklahoma City memorial. Sister would drive so mama Floyd and I could have a little bit of Leon. Lol! Ask mama Floyd about that. As we were driving, Mama Floyd asked us if we ever wondered what was in all those black bags on the side of the highway?
There are so many beautiful memories and time I was able to spend with her. She help me with finding a house, we rode bikes by the river, we even had the opportunity to visit Jamaica together.
Sister you will continue to be a blessing in my life. Love Always and forever! Love, Jody…Sis
My thoughts and prayers are with you Derek today and through the days ahead.
My heart cried when I heard the news. A beautiful soul taken too soon. Tonight I lift my glass of Jamison high in your memory. Gone from our sight never from our heart Fly high sweet T fly high
Thank you Angela,
We miss you bringing us joy every Sunday!
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Thalita Ann Floyd-Wingerter, 54, passed at home on May 20, 2022. She was born in Evansville, Indiana, on March 9, 1968, to Jim and Yvonne (Lasher) Floyd.
Thalita was a woman who loved to learn and further her education. After graduating from Mater Dei High School, she went on to attend the University of Southern Indiana, where she obtained her master’s and bachelor’s degree in business administration. She also received three minor degrees in political science, accounting, and art history. Thalita works as a graphic designer for MT Publishing and illustrated scenes for many books. The year 2000, however, was a game changer for Thalita. That’s the year she married the love of her life, Derick Wingerter, and together they could move mountains. There were quite a few things Thalita enjoyed doing in her spare time with Derick. She absolutely loved to go camping! They liked to go hiking while on their camping trips. Traveling was always on her list of favorite things to do. They’ve been all over the world, both here in the United States to places like Boston, and abroad to Paris, Germany, and Ireland. Thalita enjoyed gardening both flowers and vegetables. While outside tending the gardens, she enjoyed the quiet time of taking care of her pets, chickens, cats, and dogs. Thalita adored her family and cherished the time she spent with them. The memory of this strong and beautiful woman will live on in their hearts forever.
Thalita is survived by her husband of 22 years, Derick Wingerter; her parents, Jim and Yvonne Floyd; her sister, Theresa (Mike) Floyd-Maas; her sister-in-law, Jody Armstrong; and her nieces and nephews, Carly Toone, Nathan Toone, Grant Maas, Garrett Maas, and Benjamin Armstrong.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society or a no-kill animal shelter.
Visitation for Thalita will take place at Sunset Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. There will also be visitation the following day, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 12:00pm until 2:00pm. Graveside services will be held privately for immediate family only.
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