October 1, 1929 – March 9, 2018
Born October 1, 1929, Agatha Monica Henry-Thomas was the 4th of seven children born to Jestina and George Henry in Logie Green, Clarendon Jamaica. As a young woman, she was known to be soft spoken, sensitive, lady-like and very proud. She later moved to Kingston where she owned a restaurant and, married Joscelyn G Thomas blending their lives and children until his passing in 1991.
Agatha was also an excellent seamstress who designed and tailored her own wedding dress. She was a faithful wife and mother, a devout Christian who loved to sing old spiritual songs and joyfully sang with her church choir for many years. She also loved the word of God and could recite scriptures to no end. Although her husband was a talented master-carpenter and builder, Agatha was the true engineer, with the extraordinary ability to keep the boat afloat in the most challenging circumstances. She managed the family home in Kingston, Jamaica, then executing the migration of her children and husband to New York City in the late 60’s and 70’s . With deep determination, she forged friendships, alliances and sponsorships while, working numerous jobs to raise the funds necessary to bring her family along. This she did, not only for her immediate family but for others as well. She has left a legacy of service for others that her children strive to follow.
During the early years in NY, She went to school for and then primarily worked a swing shift as a Nurses-Aid, while always managing to find time to prepare delicious meals for family and friends, from Chop-Suey to Curry Chicken. Here too, she has left a legacy of during the early years in love for the clanging of pots and pans and the sweet art of preparing a tasty meal. In short, she imparted a love of cooking to her family.
Agatha along with her husband completed ministry training school. Not known for shying away from the truth, she clung to the teachings of the Holy Bible and was bold in speaking truth into the lives of others both directly and in her daily wall shaking prayers for her children, her family and others. She lived for Christ and family and wanted the best for everyone. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman of virtue, a strong prayer warrior, supporter, encourager and visionary.
Agatha loved to travel and has traveled many times to Europe and the Caribbean. She relocated to Florida after the passing of her husband and lived there for 8 years, she then settled in Atlanta to be close to her beloved daughter, until the Lord saw fit to call her home.
During her life and beyond she has influenced and touched the lives of many including her children. A mother of many, Agatha Monica Henry Thomas was predeceased by her husband Joscelyn Thomas, her sisters; Mavis Henry, Winifred Boothe, Adeline Wright and Ethline Williams, her brothers; Alford Henry and Samuel Henry, her sons; Errol Ward, Berris Asphall and Wayne Thomas. She is survived by her Daughters; Jacqueline Christie, Kay Hecker and Nez Thomas, her sons; Josso Thomas, Courtney Thomas, Ian Thomas, Leroy Thomas, Horatio Thomas, son-in-law; Dr. Donovan Christie, daughters-in-law; Karlene Thomas & Leslie Thomas, 23 grandchildren, 18 great grand-children, her sister; Adassa Blake of London England, and numerous nieces, nephews, her church family, the friends whose lives she has touched and those who have touched her life in a positive way. Her soul is resting in peace.
Mrs. Agatha Monica Thomas of Sandy Springs passed away at her residence on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was born in, Jamaica on October 1, 1929. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 24 from 10am - 11am at Word of Life International Church of God, 4881 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker, GA 30084. A funeral service will follow at 11 am and a second visitation will be from 12:30 pm until 2 pm, all at the church. Mrs. Thomas will be taken to Harmony Funeral Home, 2200 Clarendon Rd., Brooklyn, New York 30084 for further funeral services and Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, New York.
- Visitation Saturday, March 24, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 24, 2018
- Visitation Saturday, March 24, 2018
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March 23, 2018
Though my heart bleeds and my tears are flowing, I truly understand and embrace that Sister T. is with the Lord. She's an angel, let her fly, let her fly! Sis. T has touched my life in such a special way. Every time we saw each other, she told me how beautiful I am and how much she loved me! Such a blessed, loving soul! I'm so happy that I went to visit her in Northside Hospital and will forever cherish the moments and remember her encouraging words.
Family, please accept my sincere condolences. I pray the God will strengthen you; that the Holy Spirit will give you peace and comfort at this time. Truly she was a beautiful, precious gem.
Sis. Buckle (Word of Life)