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Althea Louise Spears Thomasson was born July 6, 1949, in High Point, North Carolina to Louise and Willie Spears.   She peacefully passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at her home.

Althea was educated in High Point Public Schools and graduated in that great class of “1967” from William Penn High School. She was a member of St. Stephen A.M.E. Zion Church all of her life. 

Althea worked several jobs in High Point.  On January 2, 1980, she started at Leon Beauty School in Greensboro, NC, and finished ten months later in October, 1980.  Her career as a hairdresser began the same month at Ideal Beauty Salon.  After leaving Ideal she went to work at Magnificent Sam’s. In May, 1983, she was blessed and privileged to open her own shop, “A Touch of Class”, where she served as owner and operator for twenty years. 

Proceeded in death by her parents, brother, Willie Richard “Coot” Spears, Jr. and nephew, Alonzo Miller, her memories live on with her two children, Taci R. Thomasson, and George Thomasson, III (Speedy) of High Point, NC; two grandchildren, Tekiera (Tee) Thomasson of Durham, NC and Willie  Thomasson of Charlotte, NC; one great granddaughter, Allie Thomasson of Thomasville, NC; one great grandson, Jamie Gillespie, Jr. of Lithonia, GA; two brothers, George Alexander Spears of Winston Salem, NC and Manley Raymond Spears of High Point, NC, special cousin, Barbara Boyce; and nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates and very special friends, Michelle Bodie-Anderson, Jackie Rawlinson and Mary Catherine Bates.
  
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen A.M.E. Zion Church, 1012 Leonard Avenue. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.





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  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    My Condolences to the family. My love & prayers and with you.
    ~ Tracy Boyd   Greensboro, NE
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    May your family find comfort from God who comforts us in all our trials
    ~ Janis   High Point, NC
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    So sorry for the loss of your mom, I am praying for you that God meet you at your point of need, right where you want him to be.May you find peace in the midst of this storm.
    ~ Amanda Gibson   High Point, NC
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    May the love and peace of God surround and consume you now and the days ahead. Much love, Gloria
    ~ Gloria Turner   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Thank Ms. Althea for all the beautiful hair does. I will always love you.
    ~ RaeSheaun Alston   High Point, NC
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    May the love and peace of God surround and consume you now and the days ahead. Much love, Gloria
    ~ Gloria Turner   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    My condolences to the family.
    ~ Vernell Ingram   EL Paso, TX
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    To the Thomasson Family we the Baker family send our prayers in the loss of your loved one.Althea will truly be missed but not forgotten. Our family go along way back.
    ~ Tim&Debra&RashaunBaker   High point, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    To the family,May you know, that she is in GOD hands and at peace, and no more pain. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Janice Brevard   Greensboro, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Taci and Speedy, On behalf of our family we offer our sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the earthly transition of your Mother Althea Thomasson. She meant the world to my parents Jerry "Baker" and Beverly Brown and will always hold a special place in our hearts for being such a loving and caring friend. She made my Mother look even better and kept my Dad laughing. May God provide you with comfort and forgive Althea of her mistakes and grant her eternal Paradise. Respectfully, Jonathan Nazeer and Family
    ~ Jonathan Nazeer   Rock Hill, SC
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    Family, I know you are going through a difficult time right now,but I hope you'll find some strength and comfort in knowing how many warm and special thoughts so many had of your loved one.
    ~ Carolyn Ingram   Fayetteville, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    To The Spears and Thomasson Families May you continue your love and unity with one another. Our Heavenly Father WILL continue to give you strength and peace. Althea, George and I were all members of St. Stephens AME Zion as children and our parents new each other well. Prayerfully submitted, Jeannette Ferguson Porter
    ~ Jeannette Porter   Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    My condolences to the family. Althea was a special person, and we were high school friends. She was bold, stylish, had a great sense of humor, and oh, so friendly. Glad I had a chance to know her on this journey through life. She impressed everyone she met. May she rest in peace!
    ~ Barbara Covington Jones   Charlotte, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    My prayers go out to the family I pray that God give comfort and understanding in this time
    ~ Teresa Kimble   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    My prayers go out to the family I pray that God give comfort and understanding in this time
    ~ Teresa Kimble   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Taci, Speedy, Tee and Willie , I have no words to express the profound loss and sadness at the transition of your loving mother! I pray peace and comfort to each of you at this most difficult time. Please know that your love for your mother and grandmother was evidenced in the display of love and support extended to your mother!! You made her very proud! I love you all and God's grace continue to bless, lead and guide you!!
    ~ Alvin Vincent Allen   Washington, DC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Grandma you will be missed dearly. To Ma, Tee, Willie, and Speedy it will never get easier but y'all will get through this together. I love you all R.I.H GMa 😘
    ~ Patience Cuthbertson   Salisbury, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Grandma you will be missed dearly. To Ma, Tee, Willie, and Speedy it will never get easier but y'all will get through this together. I love you all R.I.H GMa 😘
    ~ Patience Cuthbertson   Salisbury, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    My condolences goes out to the family. RIP
    ~ Azalee Little   Baltimore, MD
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    My condolences goes out to the family. RIP
    ~ Azalee Little   Baltimore, MD
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    What we have once enjoyed we can never lose... All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~ Helen Keller
    ~ Glenn & Chavis   High Point
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Taci, Speedy, and the entire Thomasson Family. My prayers are with each one of you. Much love
    ~ Davida Johnson   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    The lose of a love one is a very painful experience for your family and my deepest condolences are with you. Furthermore, our Heavenly Father Jehovah is keenly aware of your lose and sadness. However, god provide Althea the hope of a resurrection. That is the reason he sent his son Jesus who gave his life so Althea could have the hope in a resurrection. This promise is found at Acts 24:24 which states, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrightrous”. So, at that time god will remember everything about Althea and bring her back. Therefore, pray to the god of comfort, Jehovah because he will comfort and stregthen you during this time of sorrow. (for more info go to JW.org)
    ~ Charles Bell   Asheboro, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    We don't know what to say except that we love you. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little. Life, like a mist appears for just a day, Then disappears tomorrow. All that we are can quickly fade away, Replaced with tears and sorrow. If a woman should die, can she live again? Hear the promise God has made: He will call; the dead will answer. They shall live at at his command. For he will have a longing for the work of his own hand. So have faith, and do not wonder, For our God can make us stand. And we shall live forever, As the work of his own hand. To learn more about the promises that are in store for obedient mankind, please visit our website at www.jw.org
    ~ Lonnie& Eleanor Burke   Loganville, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Wishing you peace to bring the comfort, Courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in you heart. My sincere Condolences.
    ~ Marie Hillian Alston   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    It is with heartfelt sympathy that I send my condolences to the family. Words could never adequately express the gratitude in my heart for Althea allowing the Lord to speak to her to be the instrument in God’s hands to use for our 50th class reunion celebration..She was the one that was summonded me to minister to our class. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity that was presented to me from her.May the peace of God hold you and comfort you in the hollow of his hands,and during this most difficult time . May God forever strengthen and lift you up as Apostle Paul said “She has finished her course and She kept the faith, now she can assuredly rest in the presence of the Lord !! God Bless & Keep you
    ~ Apostle JerryL. Davis   Uncasville, CT
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    My prayers are with you Taci and Speedy. May God comfort you and may you find peace in the memories you made with your Mom. She was loved by many. God bless you🙏🏾
    ~ Jackie Astrop   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    George and Taci, I pray for you to have strength and courage to get through this difficult time. It will be hard and lonely for a long time. Dwell on the happy and fun times that you cherish in your heart. And never forget that your Momma is with our precious Lord. Your Old Ragsdale Friend. Love Y'all. God Bless You. Teri Corey Gregory
    ~ Teri Corey Gregory   High Point, NC
  • Monday, June 04, 2018
    May the God of peace be with you at this time of grief. Acts 24:15 gives us comfort as we look forward to the resurrection hope.
    ~ J Tate   H P, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    My condolences and prayers goes out to the entire family for your loss. God bless you and stay strong. Love you, Shirrell
    ~ Shirrell Withers   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    My Condolences to the family, sorry for your loss, you all are in my prayers.
    ~ Angel Mcbee   High point, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    My Condolences to the family, sorry for your loss, you all are in my prayers.
    ~ Angel Mcbee   High point, NC
  • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds". God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day". Nahum 1:7; God "is a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton
  • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    I pray that the Peace of God be with you during this time of loss
    ~ Karen Leak   Maple Heights, OH
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Accept our heartfelt sympathy in your recent loss. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Yes, our loving God is there for us if we allow him to help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    To the Thomasson family: I offer my condolences to you all. May God comfort you during your hour of bereavement. My prayers are with you.
    ~ Angela Little   Woodbridge, VA