Valdosta Daily Times

August 29, 2013

Rosa Lee Thomas

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Mrs. Rosa Lee Thomas was born March 07, 1929 to the late Mr. Abraham Seward and the late Frances Drye Seward Merchant in Lowndes County.

She joined the Irvin Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.

She was a former employee of Valdosta State University Food Service Department where she retired after 17 years of service.

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, Mrs. Rosa Lee Thomas left behind all the troubles of this world and went to be with the Lord.

 In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her grandparents, one sister, one brother and her husband, Isaac “Ike” Thomas.

Rosa Lee Thomas leaves to cherish her memories, four sons: Rev. Marrion Drye (Gloria) of Gainesville, FL, Ernest Thomas (Latrayer) of Orlando, FL, Donnell Thomas (Mavis) and Burnell Thomas of Valdosta, GA; two daughters: Min. Gail Drye Kennon (Michael) of Mulberry, FL and Barbara Thomas of Valdosta, GA; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one uncle: Frank Seward (Florina) of Jacksonville, FL, one step-sister: Katie Davis (Adell) of Gainesville, FL and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service for Mrs. Rosa Lee Thomas, will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the sanctuary of Irvin Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2696 Highway 41South, Valdosta, GA.  Rev. Marrion Drye will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Irvin Hill Church Cemetery, Valdosta, GA.   Public viewing will be today from 10 am to 8 pm.  Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at  — Godfrey Funeral Home, LLC.