The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Brantley Road, Buena Vista, Georgia, where Reverend Bobbie Lewis is pastor. Rev. Dr. Kenneth M. Jenkins will officiate. Interment will follow in Hillard Chapel C.M.E. Church cemetery, 695 County Road 352, Brantley Community, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Deacon Thomas was born on March 24, 1934 to the parents of the late Izell Thomas and Thelma World-Thomas in Cusseta, Chattahoochee County, Georgia. His beloved wife of 53 years, Annie Boyd Thomas, and seven siblings, Elma Thomas, Robert Thomas, Earl Thomas, Lottie Mae Thomas, Mildred Ivory, Ann Hughey and R.W. Thomas, preceded him in death.
He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Annie Boyd Denmark-Thomas on December 13, 1949 and they were blessed with three wonderful children. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized. On the fourth Sunday in March, 1969 he joined the Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York. On the fifth Sunday in March, 1975 he was ordained a Deacon and faithful served as a deacon, mentor, and father figure until his passing.
He leaves to cherish his memories three children, Elmer Thomas, of Brooklyn, NY, Thelma Mae Jenkins (Kenneth) of Hope Mills, NC, and Ezekiel “Zeke” Thomas of Jamaica Queens, NY; grandchildren, Kenneth Matthew Jenkins II (Roxanne) currently serving in the United States Air Force, Craig Samuel Jenkins (Shay) currently serving in the United States Army, MaeAnn Lois Jenkins of Hope Mills, NC., Cassandra Nikita Thomas, Clarissa Nadya Thomas, Tyrone Thomas, NY; great-grand children, Christien Elijah Jenkins, Kaius Noal Jenkins, Kenneth Matthew Jenkins III, Noah Jacob Jenkins, Shawn Kenneth Jenkins, Valerie Ann Jenkins, Hope Mills, NC, Levana Viktoria Scott, Lena Mariah Scott, NY; four siblings, J.W. Thomas and Larry Thomas (Lorraine) all of Columbus, Georgia, Ronnie Thomas, Americus, Georgia and Mae Nell Thomas of Buena Vista, Georgia; , a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.