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Fred Thomas was born September 18, 1927 to the late Sylvester and Martha McCoy Thomas in Brooks County, Georgia. He departed his earthy home on December 16, 2014. Fred was the eighth of nine children; two preceded him in death (William and Gloria) 
Fred was united in the Holy Matrimony to Willo Griffin-Thomas and to this union three Children were born. 

Fred received his education through the Brooks County School System. After the accidental death of his father, Fred being a farmer’s son left school at an early age to maintain the family farm to support his mother and other siblings. He raised a variety of crops and vegetables that feed mouths of many. His hard work and dedication continues today as Thomas Farms is one of few Centennial farms is Brooks County, Georgia. He also worked for the Board of Education for 26 years as a bus driver.  He was a faithful member at Friendship A.M.E Church until his health failed.

He leaves to cherish his memory; Sons, Jones (Gloria) and Belardi Sr. (Debra); Daughter, Yugonda Thomas all of Dixie, GA; Eleven Grandchildren; Eight Great-Children; Two Adopted Children, Mildred Thomas and Fred Kelly; Six Siblings, Everlena Small, Vivian Minor, Flora (Eugene) Roberts, Leonard, Hector and Sylvester (Levern); In-laws, Charles Manning, Marie Thomas, Doris Hooper, Juanita Morrison, O.B. Griffin, Burden (Emma Lou) Griffin and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Service for Mr. Fred Thomas will be held Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Friendship AME Church, Dixie, Georgia: Burial: Thomas Family Cemetery.

Public Viewing: 12:00-9:00 PM - Saturday, December 20, 2014 and Family Visitation: 6:00-7:00 pm in the BTW Funeral Services Chapel.

Professional Services entrusted to Blankumsee, Thomas & Wright Funeral Services of Quitman, Georgia.

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  • Friday, December 19, 2014
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Blankumsee, Thomas & Wright Funeral Services
  • Friday, December 19, 2014
    Jones, Buddy & Baby, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Cousin Fred. He will be missed. You all are in my prayers.
    ~ Leola B. Wright   Jacksonville, FL
  • Friday, December 19, 2014
    Thomas Family, Peace, Prayers and Blessings. We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and that He helps you heal with the passage of time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From Charles & Marlene Murphy
    ~ Charles Murphy   Marietta, GA
  • Friday, December 19, 2014
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time. May the Lord keep each of you and prop you up on eevery leaning side. The Murphy Family
    ~ Margaret Grisson   Quitman, GA
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014
    So sorry for your loss. Mr. Fred was a good man who will never be forgotten.
    ~ Tim and Felicia Yearby   Quitman, SC
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014
    Dear Thomas Family: I extend my sincerest condolences, to you and the family, for the recent loss of your dearly beloved one. Such loss is always very painful and may you find comfort in our Creator's promise to remove the sting of death forever{Isaiah 25:8} and do away with the one who causes death, Satan{Heb. 2:14}. Soon through God's Kingdom, in the hands of His son, Christ Jesus, God's original purpose for mankind will be realized, which is eternal life on a paradise earth under perfect peaceful conditions{Genesis 1:27,28; Psalms 37:9-11,29}. It is my wish that these scriptural thoughts bring you some comfort and to receive more encouraging words of ways to cope with your grief, visit Again, I am sorry for your loss.
    ~ Letitia   Albany, GA