Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at New Kingdom Church in Cleveland with Rev. Kenneth Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Skene.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Survivors include husband, Joseph Thomas Sr. of Boyle; sons, Joseph Jr. of Toledo, Ohio, Willie Earl and Calvin Thomas, both of Boyle; daughters, Bettye Wade of Ann Arbor, Mich., Debbie Bass of Greenville, Edith Thomas of Cleveland, Aberta Thomas and MaShawn Thomas, both of Boyle; brothers, Milton Mitchell of Yazoo City and J.C. Palmer of Texas; sisters, Willie Mae Washington of Yazoo City and Ernestine Eagle of Jackson; and a host of grandchildren.