Mary Jim Robinson Thomas

September 27, 1913November 7, 2013

Mary Jim Robinson Thomas, age 100 of Boynton Beach, FL passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013. She was a former resident of Birmingham and was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wesley “Tommy” Thomas and her daughter, Sylvia Ellen Thomas Davis. Mrs. Thomas grew up in Five Points, AL in Chambers County, graduated from Five Points Consolidated High School in April 1930, then graduated from Alabama College at Montevallo in May 1934. She was a charter member and President of Alpha Delta Kappa Society, was a retired school teacher and lifelong Methodist. Survivors include her grandchildren: Karen (Patrick) Nesbitt, James (Robin) Newell, Kelly (David) Stallings and Jonathan (Glory) Newell; great grandchildren: Bridgette Johnson, Joseph Nesbitt, Shaey Stallings, Bre Stallings, Jonathan Newell and Clara Newell; great - great grandchild, Julian Troy Johnson; and niece Ludie Cumbee Robinson. Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel, 205-251-7227 in Birmingham, AL.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 13, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mary Jim Robinson Thomas

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February 13, 2014

I just saw this but new I had to write something about my dear sweet teacher Mrs. Thomas... So sorry to hear of her passing.. She was a dear person.. Tina Tucker Frye Inglenook School 1962

February 13, 2014

Great 8th grade spelling and language teacher. would have been around 1967. They don't make teachers like her anymore. I remember her making spelling bees so much fun. She will be missed. Heaven has a special floor for teachers like her. Charles Kassaw

Deloris Dorning Tanner

November 18, 2013

I had Mrs. Thomas in the fifth grade and I believe she was my English teacher in another grade. She was a lovely woman who took great pride in teaching. I was so happy to have known her. Those are some of my best memories of grade school.

November 14, 2013

When I became Mrs. Thomas next door neighbor, she immediately showed kindness
to me. We helped each other with projects and shared food and conversations almost everyday.She loved me and my family & I loved her dearly, for she was truly like a mother to me. I
missed her when she moved away, but the
lessons that I learned from "that sweet,
retired school teacher" will continue to be passed on to others. I thank God that she also touched my life.

Mary Thompson
Retired Teacher

Gary Harbison

November 14, 2013

She taught me language and library at Inglenook elementary back in the late 60's, she one of the reasons I enjoy the written word. A fine southern lady

Linda Lowry Foster

November 13, 2013

I had Mrs. Mary Thomas as a teacher at Inglenook School in Birmingham. Our classroom was in the school library and I can see her standing there as if it were yesterday. She was a wonderful and dedicated teacher. She loved her students. I also had the opportunity to have lunch with her before she moved to Florida, along with some others and she was so proud to tell everyone that she had taught us in elementary school.
Linda Lowry Foster

Marilyn King

November 13, 2013

I first met Mrs. Thomas 50 years ago this year. I was 10 years old. She was a wonderful person and educator. Even though I haven't seen Mrs. Thomas in person since 1967, I've pictured her often in my mind as the gracious, sweet lady that she was.

Gary Nichols

November 13, 2013

Had her for home room (as well as spelling, English, Literature, amath and library) in the fith grade and english, literature, and spelling in the eighth grade. That was at Inglenook Rocket School. Good memories. She was a good teacher and worked hard at educating us.

Robert Milton Cosby, M. D.

November 13, 2013

On April 12, 1957 Mrs. Mary Thomas wrote in my red Inglenook Rockett School “Memories of My School Days” book: “I wish for you a bright and happy future. You are a fine boy.” I treasure her encouragement even today.

Since my own Mother's passing I have come to realize much more clearly that the reality of Heaven is just as much a matter of our basic Christian faith as our belief in the existence of God and Christ.

If we say we believe in Christ, we must believe that what He has told us is true about life after death in Heaven for all true believers.

In light of Heaven's actual existence and sure rewards, we can be happy for our loved ones' gain despite the sadness of our loss, and greatly comforted by looking forward to our reunion relatively soon with all those in the Lord who have gone on before us.

May God bless and comfort us as we put our full faith and trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the God of our fathers and mothers.

Jan Sullivan Shaw

November 13, 2013

My favorite teacher. I had her in the 5th and the 8th grade. I love her so. She was the best.