THOMAS ~ Mr. Tommie Thomas, Jr. was born July 26, 1931 in Damascus (Early County), Georgia, to the late Tommie Sr. and Flora Thomas. He was the oldest son and the fourth of six children.
Mr. Thomas was a native of Damascus, Georgia, where he received his early education in the local Georgia School system. Later, he completed his high school GED.
He moved to Jacksonville as a young man where he establish his residence. Mr. Thomas married the late Christine Thomas; that union was blessed with two children. Later, he met and married the late Ida Mae Thomas who gave him forty-seven years of happiness along with two additional children.
Mr. Thomas began a twenty-five-year journey as forklift operator with SCM Glidco Organics, then retired over twenty-six years ago. He joined Second Missionary Baptist Church where he was a faithful member and served on the Deacon Board Ministry. Mr. Thomas was very devoted to District 27, now known as District 13. He was also a member of the Masonic Temple Rabia Court #8.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas; son, Robert Blunt. He now leaves behind the wonderful memories he created with family, friends, masonic brothers and church family, son, Richard Worthy; devoted daughters, Tommye T. Brown and Vontrice Nesmith; grandsons, Antonio Fidel Blunt, Fredrick Robert David, Jante Boston; granddaughters, Telita Rollins, Vashawn K. Blunt-Wynn (Jerome T. II), Vonsha Griffin, Kai Brown, Cyntarvia Clayton, Tiffany Cooper, Ariana Nesmith, Chanda Blair, Latonya & Latoya Jackson; many loving great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Donna Moton; brother, Willie B Thomas (Maggie); sisters, Sue, Mollie Payne, Florine Mosley; devoted brother-in-law, Arthur Lee White; sisters-in-law, Carrie White, Hattie R. Bowens; nephews, Johnny Thomas, Tommie Thomas; nieces, Joann Daniels (Jerry), Jennifer Thomas; cousin, Evelyn White; godson, Paul Henderson; goddaughter, April McRae; devoted friends, Leah Roberts, Florence Clayton, Eula Mc Rae; other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Tommy Thomas will be 10:00 AM Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Second Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend Derrick L. Mercer, Pastor. Family will receive friends Wednesday at The Soutel Chapel from 5 – 7 PM. Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park. Because of the love of his family arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904.924.9400
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