The family of Brother Freddie Thomas, in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Thomas family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
Brother Freddie Thomas was 69, and departed this life on Friday May 8, 2020 at his home in the Wahee Community. He was the husband of Dorthie Thomas. At the families request and due to the circumstances that is going on today there will not be any visitation at the families home.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the H. L. Jackson Memorial Park (beside funeral home) on Friday May 15, 2020 at 11:00 am. He will be laid to rest in the Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC. The family will provide a guest list.
~ Obituary ~
Brother Freddie Thomas Jr., Son of Pastor Lily May Graves (mother) and Leroy Thomas (father) was born April 5, 1951 in Latta, South Carolina. He departed this life and flew to heaven on Friday, May 8, 2020 at his home, in Wahee, Marion, South Carolina.
His early education was in the public Latimer School, which is in Latta, South Carolina. After graduation, he set off to battle and joined the U.S. Army. He proudly served in the Vietnam War, for 3 and a half years and received the National Defense Service Medal for his service from 1971 to 1974. Soon after, he returned home and became an active member of the NAACP chapter for the town of Latta. Years later, he fell madly in love with Dorthie Page in 1978, and they married on February 13th, 1984. The couple joined Page Memorial, which was changed to Now Faith Assembly Apostolic Church, where the shepherd is Pastor Ivery B. Wilson, located in Rains, SC. There, he was a proud member of the Trustee Board, Brother Hood, and an usher. He received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, by Bishop Liston Page, Sr. Brother Thomas was a visionary and used his carpenter skills to build his mother a home. He enjoyed driving eighteen wheelers, solving tedious puzzles, watching Gun Smoke and The Virginian (Western television), and eating Chinese food and deer meat with his grandchildren Gee and Jayla.
Brother Thomas is joined in heaven by his parents, his sister, Delois Williams, and his brother, Robert E. Lee.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Dorthie Thomas ;three children ,Terry Jackson (Lashundra), Melinda Page Robinson (Roderick), and Timothy Thomas; one grandson, Jamaris “Gee” Robinson; four granddaughters, Majayla“Jayla”Page, Teriana Jackson, Tanijah Jackson, and Nyra Jackson; one great-grandson, Genesis Jackson; one sister, Ruth Lewis; one special nephew, Julian Williams ( Angel); four brother-in- loves, Charles Page (Terry), Michael White (Brenda), Larry White (Avis) , and Todd White; two sister-in-loves, Pastor Ivery Wilson ( John), Doretha Sanders (John); two special friends, Mr. Bill Rodgers, and Mr. Robert Evans, ; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will cherish his memories for years to come.
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