The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, Allen Street, Leslie, Georgia. Reverend James Hill, pastor, will officiate.
Dorothy Thomas Verrett was born in Leslie, Georgia June 19, 1949 to Clara Bell Hudson and the late Leroy Thomas, Sr. She was a 1966 graduate of Union High School of Leslie, Georgia. Growing up in the community of Leslie, Georgia, she acquired her Christian training at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Dorothy enjoyed being with her grandchildren and playing Bingo. On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Dorothy joined that great caravan of believers and loved ones and landed on yonders shore, which included her father, Reverend Leroy Thomas, Sr.; her beloved daughter, Sonya Barthell; her sister, Catherine Mercer; and her nephew she reared as a son, Kareem Thomas.
Dorothy leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to her beloved husband, children, grandchildren and family, which include a loving and devoted mother, Clara Bell Thomas, Leslie, Georgia; a beloved husband, Joseph Verrett, Americus, Georgia; her beloved children, Valerie Carter and Rico Johnson Verett; son-in-law, Willie Frank Mack, all of Americus,. Georgia; two stepchildren, Laticia Wilson, McDonough, Georgia and Charles Sullivan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Jamison Russell, Virginia, Marquellis Jenkins (DeAndria), Deratio Baisden, Mary Barthell, Kyla Johnson-Verrett and Shantel Mack all of Americus, Georgia; five great grandchildren, DeAsha Jenkins, Delilah Baisden, Sa’Niyah Barthell, Chaston Green, and Deratio Baisden, Jr., all of Americus, Georgia; eight siblings, Ethel Franklin, Alice Reddick (Ned), Betty Day (Rogers), Carolyn Whitehead, all of Leslie, Georgia, JoAnn Green (Willie), Miami, Florida, Eddie Thomas, Willie Thomas (Shirley), all of Leslie, Georgia, Leroy Thomas, Jr. (Debra), Vidalia, Georgia; five special nieces, Latoya Harvey, Felicia Moses, Alexandra Mercer, Angela Mercer, and Monique Johnson; two special nephews, Braxton Brown and Bryant Thomas; two goddaughters, Carolyn Ross and Katina Garrett; six special friends, Marie Leverett, Dorothy Ingram, Stanley Lewis, Joseph Henry, Lynn Williams, and Lena Thomas; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and loving friends.