Elena Rashae Thomas

August 3, 2023 ~ August 25, 2023


Elena Rashea Thomas “Lainey” of Pinsonfork, KY passed away August 25th, 2023, at Tug Valley ARH in South Williamson, KY.  She was born on August 3rd, 2023, at Pikeville Medical Center, the daughter of Adrieanna Adkins and Ryan Thomas.  She was only 22 days old.

Elena is preceded by her great-grandmother Barbara Thomas, uncle Kevin Thomas, aunt Crystal Waters, and sissy Diana Thacker.

In addition to her parents those left to cherish her memory include her brother, Jonah Thomas of Matewan, WV; great-grandparents William and Anna Queen of Pinsonfork, KY; grandparents Justin and Leann Clark of Pinsonfork, KY; aunts and uncles Lavada and Cody Stepp of McAndrews, KY; Johnny and Morgan Wolford of Pinsonfork, KY; Bryan Adkins of Pinsonfork, KY; and a host of extended family and friends.

Elena loved to watch T.V. even though she had no idea what she was watching.  She loved to lay on her Papa’s belly and her many cuddle sessions with mommy.  She loved her Paci and her panda bear.  Elena made the biggest impact on our lives in just 22 days.  She was so loved and will be missed every single day.

The family would like to welcome friends at 6:00 P.M. Monday, August 28th, 2023, visitation only and Tuesday, August 29th, 2023, with special services at 7:00 P.M. at McVeigh Pentecostal Church. 

The funeral will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, August 30th, 2023, with Pastor, Joseph Crum officiating. Interment will follow at Thomas Family Cemetery in Middle Fork at Ransom, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at

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