OBITUARY

Willie Howard Thomas Jr.

August 14, 1941January 7, 2013

Willie “Bill” Howard Thomas, Jr., 71, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville with burial and Military Honors in Veteran Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Bobby Fields and the Rev. Cecil Gray will officiate. The family will meet friends from 5 – 7 p.m., Wednesday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono. They ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Rick Mayers, 211 East Virginia Lane, Macon, GA 31217.

Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Valerie Thomas , by his parents, Willie Howard Thomas, Sr. and Mary Ruth Baskette Thomas and by his stepson, Matt Kersey. Born in Macon, Mr. Thomas served with the U. S. Army and was owner and operator of Jet 1-Hour Photo. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy where he was very active in the life of his church.

Survivors include his daughter, Crystal Thomas of Gray; his son, Kevin Thomas of Macon; seven grandchildren; his brothers, Rick (Georgia) Mayers and Randy Thomas, all of Macon; his sisters, Jean (Rev. Cecil) Gray, of Savannah, Connie (Ricky) Wall of Thomaston and Joan Thomas and Linda (David) Braswell, all of Macon; several nieces and nephews and his stepsons, John (Britany) Kersey and Steve (Katie) Kersey.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Willie Howard Thomas Jr.

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Crystal Thomas

January 12, 2013

Daddy, I hope you are proud of me. I didnt cry sad tears only happy tears. I know you are right where you belong--Home no more sorrows or saddness suffering or pain. Reunited with long lost loved ones that you have longed to see. I will always cherish the thousands of memories we have made over the years. I didnt want to let you go even though I knew it was best. I never will forget our last I love yous. I just want you to know that you were the best Daddy ever and I couldnt have asked for better. If Blackie is up there hug him for me Im sure hes by the Bridge. God knows how much I love you two. You will be missed and loved so much still. Love always and forever-Crystal

Larry and Kay Kusic

January 10, 2013

Bro. & Sis. Gray, family, & Joan, We just found out last night about Uncle Billy's transition. Our thoughts and prayers for God's loving comfort and peace to carry you through this time. Peace of knowing he is in Heaven and all pain and sickness is gone. We haven't known Uncle Billy too long but grew to love him very quick. He will be missed.

Byron Cotton

January 10, 2013

Crystal and Kevin, we're so sorry for the loss of your dad. Bill was like family to us and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ellen Sowell

January 9, 2013

Bill was such a kind person with a great sense of humor. He was so much fun to be around years ago at the barn with the horses which he loved dearly. Crystal, my thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Heather Mccook Watwood

January 9, 2013

So sorry to hear of Bills passing!! My family and attended church with him at Macon E. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.

Carla Deason-Heinzelmann

January 9, 2013

So sorry for your lose Kevin. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

shannon huff

January 9, 2013

Kevin, Im sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Praying for you.

jimmie and carole chitty

January 9, 2013

we have many fond memories of bill when we attended church together at macon evangelistic. and that great trip we all took to eureka springs to see the outdoor passion play. what a great time. may you rest in peace, my friend, always in the arms of our precious savior.

Shauna Bramlett

January 9, 2013

Kevin, I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Sending thoughts & prayers to you and your family.

shannon huff

January 9, 2013

Kevin so sorry for your loss.