May 17, 1962 - December 15, 2018
Raymond Archie Thomas, age 56 and a resident of Thomas, died early Saturday morning December 15, 2018 at his home. He had attended school at Wesley Ray and later worked for many years at the Franklinton Activity Center. Raymond was a member of Bible Baptist Church where he loved singing and meeting new people that visited the church. Raymond was a huge fan of Elvis Presley and had a large collection of small statues and other memorabilia decorating his bedroom. He loved to play the drums and enjoyed sitting on the front porch playing his guitar and singing, often Elvis’ songs. Raymond was always very friendly and loved hugging the ones that he cared for and even those people he had just met.
Survived by: Mother: Earline Martin Thomas of Thomas; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Mary Jane and Joseph Stogner of Sandy Hook, MS, Sharon Jan and John Hartzog of Bogalusa; Sister in law: Linda Thomas of Tylertown, MS; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other beloved family members.
He was preceded in death by his father Archie Joseph Thomas, brothers Walter Thomas, Richard Lloyd Thomas, sister and brother in law Lazette and Leo Brumfield.
Visitation will be at Bible Baptist Church (29567 Hwy 424, Franklinton) on Tuesday December 18th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2:00 pm Tuesday with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Entombment will follow in the Thomas Mausoleum.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Martha Phillips for her loving care and support through the years.
Pallbearers: Brent Brumfield, Brian Brumfield, Jeremy Lee, John William Hartzog, Travis Taylor, Parker White
Honorary Pallbearers are Gaylon Thomas, Timothy Lloyd Thomas, Michael Stogner