Emily Johnson Thomas, age 88, beloved wife of 64 years to the late Frank P. Thomas Sr., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.
Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Johnny T. Johnson and Carrie Green Johnson. Emily was a founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was an extremely strong Christian lady who was filled with the Holy Spirit. Having a strong desire to serve Jesus Christ, she was very active in her church. She played the piano, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school and circle. She had a very loving and giving heart and was always willing to support many charities. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Surviving are two sons, Frank P. Thomas Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, of Greenville and John Lee Thomas and his wife, Ren e, of Camden; one son-in-law, Joe Dukes of Sumter; four grandchildren, Warren Dukes and his wife, April, Lauren Dukes Watson and her husband, Michael, Bradley Thomas and Leigh Thomas; and one great-grandchild, Ellena Dukes.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Thomas Dukes; one granddaughter-in-law, Tiffany Thomas; one brother, Tom Johnson; and one sister, Mary Hobbs.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stuart Mizelle officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Monday.
Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150, or to Covenant Place, 2825 Carter Road, Sumter, SC 29150. You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
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