For l am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that
believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written. The just shall live
by faith. -Romans 1:16-17
The Life and Times of Jimmie Lee Thomas
Jimmie Lee Thomas went home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 06, 2020, surrounded by his family. Jimmie Lee Thomas was born June 25, 1943, in Pike County, Arkansas. He was the third child of Brother Dave Thomas and Sister Annie B. Jones of Delight, Arkansas.
Jimmie was an engaging individual who loved the LORD, fishing, people, sports, and most importantly his family. He was noted as the "athlete" of the Thomas family; who loved to play baseball and basketball. He loved to be referred to as “ TOO TALL JONES”!
Jimmie Thomas was a proud graduate of Simmons High School in Okolona, Arkansas, and furthered his education at the University of Pine Bluff A&M receiving a Bachelors Degree in Biology and a Masters Degree from the University of California at Davis in Animal Science. Jimmie then moved to Dallas, Texas, to pursue a career in the mortgage industry. He started his career at HUD and then went on to work at Fannie Mae for 30 years. He received many accolades and opportunities over the years which led to advancements in his career until he retired in 2010. He was a hard-working man who always provided for his loving family.
On July 26, 1969, Jimmie Lee Thomas married Jo Ann Montgomery of Jefferson, Texas. There was always love, kindness, and companionship throughout their 51-year marriage. Many evenings you could find them watching: “The Bachelor”, “Family Feud”, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, “Mountain Men”, “Dancing with the Stars”, “Laramie” and listening to gospel music. He was not the best singer, but he always encouraged others to sing along with him.
Jimmie has four daughters which allowed him to be an original founder of being a GREAT “Girl Dad”! He was at every sporting event, regardless of the weather conditions or his busy schedule. Jimmie was an avid fisherman and hunter, and he enjoyed bringing his daughters with him to show them how beautiful nature was and to talk about life. This was something that he also shared with his “favorite” grandson Jewlyen Thomas Roberts. Jimmie and Jewlyen always had a great time fishing, watching games, or playing basketball “Go left Jewlyen”.
Jimmie Lee Thomas is proceeded in death by his mother, Sister Annie Bell Thomas, and father, Brother Dave Thomas. Jimmie is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann Thomas, and daughters: Michelle Thomas King, Katina Thomas, Vanessa Thomas, with grandson Jewlyen Thomas Roberts, and Veronica Thomas; brother, Dave Thomas, Jr., sister, Daisy Mae Thomas, and many loving, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout Arkansas and Texas.
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