Originally created 12/24/06

Wilma Thomas (THOMSON, Ga.)



THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Wilma Wood Thomas, age 58 went home to be with the Lord Saturday December 23, 2006. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday December 26, 2006 in the Second Baptist Church, with Mr. Darrell Wells and Dr. Ron Drawdy officiating. Burial will follow in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Dennis Allen, Eddie Newsome, Jerry Tankersley, Harry Williams, Ron Haley, Donald Shoemaker and John Holiman. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Adult II Sunday school of Second Baptist Church. Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Opaline Grinstead Wood of Macon. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education, Mrs. Thomas taught at Bethlehem Elementary School in Barrow County and Athens Christian School. Mrs. Thomas made Thomson her home for the past 32 years and taught second and third grade at Dearing Elementary school in McDuffie County. She retired after 33 years of service; however, she continued mentoring students as a volunteer. Her goal was always to be of service to students in need. She was an active member of Second Baptist Church where she served as a bible school and nursery worker, and was a member of the Adult II Sunday school. Wilma was devoted to her family at home and children at school and lived a happy, productive life. She was known for her quiet, sweet spirit. She will be dearly missed, always loved and never forgotten. She is survived by beloved husband, James William (Bill) Thomas Jr. of Thomson, son, James William Thomas III, of Statesboro, daughter, Tami Leigh Thomas of Thomson, sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Gerald Hudgins of Bryon, sister-in-law Sally Thomas Rowe, mother-in-law, Elinora F. Thomas, niece, Melanie Albright, nephew Gerald E. Hudgins, step-mother Mary Wood, and many friends. The Thomas family will be at the residence 272 Whiteoak Estates Circle in Thomson and will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday December 25, 2006 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers family has requested that memorials in memory of Wilma be made to the Second Baptist Church, building fund, at 1273 Earle Street Thomson, GA 30824 You may sign the online guestbook at www.curtisfuneralhome.com Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-December 24, 2006