Sallie Mae Thomas, 89, of Little Rock and formerly of Helena-West Helena, passed away April 7, 2013 at her home.
Sallie Mae Johnson Thomas was born Jan. 5, 1924 to the union of Mack and Bessie Evans Johnson in Calico Bottom, the fifth of six children, all of whom preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sallie was a devoted wife to Willie Thomas until his death in 1989.
Sallie Mae attended school at the Oneida "one room school house.” She also attended church at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church as a child and often spoke of attending church in a "brush harbor" while the church was being built. She was converted at the early age of 12. Mrs. Thomas attended church faithfully until her health failed. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Barton. Mrs. Sallie loved to entertain her friends and neighbors. She missed them as she moved away due to illness.
Mrs. Sallie had one son to also welcome her into her heavenly home, Herman Lucas. She leaves to cherish her precious memory three sons, Memsey White of Grand Rapids, Mich., Dannie Thomas (Christine) of Jonesboro and Marvin Thomas (Carylon) of Helena-West Helena; four daughters, Pearline Valentine of Dallas, Berenetta Milton (Roy) of Little Rock, Emma Valentine of Jonesboro and Reatha Hill (Thomas) of Stuttgart; a loving and devoted daughter-in-law, Emma Lucas of Barton; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Thomas of Friars Point, Miss. and Celia Johnson of Pine Bluff; 26 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors, including a loving and caring neighbor that checked on her all the time, Michael Porter.
Visitation will be Friday, April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services. The funeral will be Saturday, April 13 at 11a.m. at New Haven M.B. Church. Rev. Johnny Jackson will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow at Jackson Memorial Garden. Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services. Post messages and share memories online at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com.