Funeral services for Thomas announced.

Funeral services for Johnnie Demario Thomas, 28, of Helena will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Robert Lee Brown Memorial Chapel. Rev. Isaac Tribune will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove No. 3 Cemetery in Helena-West Helena.
Thomas died Feb. 18, 2009 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
Thomas was born July 4, 1980 to Walter Speed Jr. and Jeannette Thomas in Memphis.
Johnnie confessed a hope in Christ at an early age at St. Peter’s M.B. Church.
Johnnie loved to play cards, but most of all, he loved playing with his nieces, Miya Evans and Destiney Henderson and playing his video games.
His father, Walter Speed Jr.; his mother, Jeannette Thomas; two cousins, three aunts; and an uncle, preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his sisters, Janella Thomas, DeAnna Thomas, Kimberly Speed, Quanna Speed, all of Helena-West Helena, Angela Wilson and Lisa Speed of Davenport, Iowa; two special nieces, Mya D. Evans and Destiney Henderson, of Helena-West Helena; two brothers, Demarcus Thomas of Helena-West Helena and Walter Speed Jr. of Minnesota; an uncle, Isaac (Mandy) Thomas of Helena; a special friend, Sharon Willis; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at