Alvirita Thomas is a retired banker. Born in Houston Texas, she and her family are longtime residents of the diverse community of Stafford, Texas. Thomas became interested in compiling history after having the opportunity to browse through old pictures and newspaper articles which enlightened her of the significant contributions her family has made as African Americans in their business professions and in their communities. For example, her late grandmother, Alvirita Wells Little, established the first girls club for inner city youth of Seattle which provided a place for young girls to go, after school, to enhance their studies and learn life enrichment skills. Thomas enjoys sharing her family history with family and friends. Thomas is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.