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Jessie Ray Thomas

Jessie Ray Thomas

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at The Glorious Church, Poplarville, Mississippi for Mr. Jessie Ray Thomas, 78, who died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Rev. Victor Robinson, pastor, officiated with interment following in the Wellstown Community Center in Lumberton. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jessie Ray Thomas was born to the late Roxanne Thomas. He met and married Margaret Burton and to this union six children were born. He was a member of Glorious Church. Mr. Thomas was employed with Pittman Construction and retired after forty years.

He was preceded in death by son, Timothy R. Thomas; brother, Alvin Smith.

He was survived by wife, Margaret Thomas; sons, Tony (Kimbley) Thomas of Hattiesburg; Alvin (Veronica) Thomas of Purvis and Bobby Ray (Francine) Thomas of Hagerstown, Maryland; two daughters, Bonshelle (Glen) Baham of Pearl River, Louisiana and LaShonda (Ronald) Calvin of Poplarville; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert C. Smith of California and many other relatives and friends.