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Willie Thomas, Jr.

Posted By Kyle Nikola On March 11, 2020 @ 8:41 pm In Obituaries | 8 Comments

Willie Thomas Jr. 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved one’s March 10, 2020, after an extended illness.

Willie was born March 7, 1934, in Savannah, Georgia to the late Willie Thomas Sr. and Frances Butler Thomas (Albany). From their union, his parents had two sons Willie being the eldest followed by Ervin. Willie met the love of his life Margareta Williams and they were on married January 14th, 1965 and enjoyed over 55 years together. From this union, they raised three children Marion Warren, Francina, and Lisa.

Willie was in the Navy briefly and worked for many years as a Longshoreman. The late ’50s brought about a change. Willie worked at a restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. One day the witnesses entered the restaurant. His workmates, not wanting to talk to the witnesses, jokingly told Willie that he had a visitor. He politely and respectfully listened, and bible truths captured his heart. Willie dedicated his life to serving Jehovah and was baptized on April 14, 1960. His true passion and greatest vocation were teaching the bible truths and taking excellent care of his family. Willie loved the organization and offered himself willingly to support the congregations here in Savannah. He served as an elder for many years. He enjoyed his privilege of service to the congregation through public discourses and loved the evangelizing work. He was well known for his friendly, affectionate smile, love of young people and organizing many gatherings. He made certain to impart a scriptural thought to everyone he met and would offer encouragement and hope to all.

Willie is survived by his dearest wife Margareta, his three children Marion (Carol) Warren, Francina (Vincent) Brown, Lisa (Harry) Garvin. He was proceeded in death by his daughter Betty Jean Thomas. He is also survived by grandchildren Ja’el Warren, Vania Brown, Ivana Brown, Sierra (Maurice) Foy Jr., Harry Garvin Jr., and Vincent Brown Jr., great-grandchildren; Mercedes Warren, Monterio (Shaakirah) Warren Jr., Keanu Warren, Monterika Warren, Jahnesha Warren, John Rogers Jr., Kenneth Holt Jr. Alonza Foy III., 8 great-great grands, special nephews, nieces, and cousins. Mrs. and Mrs. Gregory Thomas, Mr. Ervin Thomas, Jr., Ms. Tammy Thomas, and Mrs. Sandra Williams and a host of many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 11:30 am at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3 Fall Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405.

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Condolence from Naomi Govinder on March 12th, 2020 10:18 pm

Warren family,
We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and Grandfather. We take comfort in that he is no longer suffering illness, and that we have the most loving blessing of seeing him again in Jehovah’s new world. Our hearts and prayers are with you family. Our deepest condolences.

Michael, Rose, Naomi, and Barbara

Condolence from Clifford Sylvernus Odharo on March 13th, 2020 9:14 am

Our heartfelt condolences to the family for the demise of Brother Willie Thomas Jr. Looking forward to receiving our dead loved ones back to life in God’s New World when all things will be new.
See you in Paradise!

Condolence from Keith Walker on March 13th, 2020 12:47 pm

My condolences to the family he was a great man I always enjoy talking to him and doing work for Mr Thomas as a young man.

Condolence from The Mitchell’s (Bobby) on March 14th, 2020 12:09 am

Our family extends our condolences to the Thomas family. Bro. Thomas was endeared. We are so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Sandra William’s and Family on March 15th, 2020 3:27 pm

We continue to pray the joy, love, and memories we all share of ‘Big Jr’ will comfort your hearts. Freddie and I will always be available to assist in any way possible.

Love Always

Condolence from Mary Gardner Flounoy on March 15th, 2020 3:31 pm

My prayers are with the Thomas family. I couldn’t be with you in person but my heart was there.

Love always…..Mary Flounoy

Condolence from Karen and Robert White, Jr. on March 19th, 2020 2:32 am

We always remember Brother Thomas as a great spiritual man and elder.. we are so sorry.

Condolence from Robin R Shubert on March 24th, 2020 8:21 pm

My deepest sympathy to the Thomas / Warren Family, I am very sorry to hear about the lost of Willie. May the God of tender mercy give the family the strength to get through this difficult time of sorrow. You will see your loved one again in the resurrection that God has promised. John 5:28, 29 and Act 24:15. I will keep the family in my prayers.

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