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Mr. Roy D. Thomas, Sr.
was born on February 22, 1920 in Adel, Ga to Mr. Henry and Mrs. Essie (Walker) Thomas.

He received his primary education in the Berrien County School System. 

He was inducted into the military on 19 September 1942. During World War II, he was assigned to duty in the Philippines Islands were he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. While there, he earned the rank of Technical Sergeant, and was the recipient of many awards that included; the Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Philippine Liberation Ribbon; Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII; and the Marksman Badge with Carbine Bar. While on active duty, Mr. Thomas’ military specialty included training and duty as a Wheel Vehicle Mechanic and a Light Wheel Vehicle Driver. Mr. Thomas was honorably discharged from the military on 9 February 1945, after 3 years and 9 months of dedicated service to his country.

After completing his military obligation, Mr. Thomas continued to work as an automotive mechanic. Early on, he was employed by Lowndes Motors of Valdosta (Studebaker Dealership), and later, Ware Motors (Ware-Reddick (Reddick)) until his retirement in 1982.

His siblings consisted of two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Mattie L. Butler and Mrs. Nettie M. Carter; Mr. Earnest Thomas, and Mr. Ralph Thomas, Sr.

At an early age, he confessed Christ and joined the Old Side Camp Church of God in Christ.

Mr. Thomas passed away on Friday, June 02, 1989.




~ In Loving Memory ~

Mr & Mrs. Roy D. Thomas, Sr.

Mother Eva Mae Walker Thomas
was born on January 13, 1926 in Hahira,Ga to Mr. Newton F. and Mrs. Elizabeth (Wiggs) Walker. 

Mother Thomas received her primary education in the Cook County School System. 

Her employment included the South Georgia Pecan & Shelling Factory. Later, as a Practical Nurse, she was employed by Little Griffin Hospital, Pineview General Hospital, which later became South Georgia Medical Center. As a pediatrician assistant, she worked under the tutelage of Dr Alton Johnson, and later retiring from the work force as an assistant to Dr. Jeff Austin. 

She confessed Christ at an early age at the County Line AME Church in Cecil, Ga. Upon marriage, she moved her membership to St. Paul Church of God in Christ (known as Side Camp at that time). She experienced a deeper walk with the Lord, being baptized with the Holy Ghost. She enjoyed many years of working in the vineyard. She worked in every level of church work... local, district, and state... she enjoyed the task of serving. She believed the word when it stated, "What so ever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might!" Mother Thomas served faithfully until her health began to fail, but she continued to beat her tambourine and sing praises to the Lord.

Her siblings consisted of five sisters and five brothers: Mrs. Molly Kerr, Mrs. Annie M. Penney, Mrs.Perlene Alford, Mrs. Georgia Orr, and Mrs. Edna Lane; Mr. Maceo Walker, Mr. Hezekiah Walker, Mr. William Thomas (WT) Walker, Mr. Andrew Walker, and Mr. Newton (Little Boy) Walker, Jr.

Mother Thomas passed away on Wednesday, December 08 2004.
Mr. Roy D. Thomas ( Sr.) and Miss Eva Mae Walker  were joined in Holy Matrimony in March of 1946.  To this union, eleven children were born. Seven daughters; Miss Betty R. Thomas, Mrs. Barbara J. Matchett, Mrs. Velma D. Head, Mrs. Cathy Howard, Miss Sylvia Latrell Thomas, Mrs. Deborah A. Moore, and Mrs. Renita Gay Burns, Four sons: Mr. Roy D. Thomas, Jr., Mr. Curtis Thomas, Mr. Kirk Thomas, and Mr. Van Feridawn Thomas. To date, there are a total of 30 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 14 step grandchildren; 17 step great grandchildren.

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