Mazina Ann Williams Thomas
March 16, 1937 - June 14, 2020
Mazina Ann Williams Thomas, age 83 and a resident of the Pine/Thomas Community died Sunday night June 14, 2020 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Greenville, Alabama on March 16, 1937 and later graduated high school early before attending LSU on an academic scholarship. While at LSU, she played the French horn in the Tiger Band and twirled the baton as a member of the Golden Girls. She also graduated early from LSU and later obtained a Master’s Degree and Specialist Degree from the University of West Georgia. “Mrs. Ann” as she was affectionately known then taught school for over 50 years. She touched the lives of countless young people while serving at Thomas School for many years, teaching English/Language Arts, science and other subjects in different grade levels through the years. Mrs. Ann provided leadership for the Beta Club and 4-H Club as well as the yearbook committee. She was a longtime active member of Pine First Baptist Church, where she played the piano for services and numerous weddings. Mrs. Ann was involved with the Explorers Post 254 and coached youth softball for many years. She loved traveling and had been to Hawaii, Europe, and the Bahamas among many vacation spots. Mrs. Ann loved sewing and making crafts and alongside her husband, served on the Watermelon Festival committee during its time in Franklinton. Mrs. Ann was always devoted to the needs of young people in our area and will be sadly missed by her beloved family, church family and all those that knew her.
Survived by: 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Richard Houston Thomas, Jr. of Temple, GA, Johnny Lee Thomas and Carolyn Thomas of Bremen, GA, Michael Wayne Thomas and Claire Soupart Thomas of Slidell; Daughter in law: Sondra Mizell Thomas of the Thomas Community; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Dianna Michelle Hull and Steve Hull, Darrell Mark Thomas, Dorothy Mazina Jean Thomas, Richard Houston Thomas, III and Kathryn Thomas, Joshua Lee Thomas and Lindsey White Thomas, Pamela Nicole Thomas, Kimberly Shannon Meeler and Corey Meeler, Matthew Johnny Thomas and Melissa Heller Thomas, Tiffany Darleen King and Chad King, Brandon Keith Thomas and Chelsea Tate Thomas; 24 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great-grandson; Sister: Betty Lou Higgins of Georgia; Brother and Sister in law: Charner Leon Williams, Jr. and Bobbie Williams of Florida; Also several nephews and many dear friends
She was preceded in death by her son Keith Thomas, her husband of 55 years Richard Houston Thomas, Sr., twin great-grandsons Lawson Lane Thomas and Major Kent Thomas, parents Charner Leon Williams, Sr. and Johnnie Dera Jones Williams.
Visitation will be at Pine First Baptist Church Wednesday June 17th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and after 9:00 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11:00 am Thursday with Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mark Thomas, Richard Thomas, III, Josh Thomas, Brandon Thomas, Matt Thomas, Chad King, Steve Hull, Corey Meeler