Obituaries

Rosie Lee Thomas

Oct 16, 2020
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Services:

11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home
1519 West Fourth Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

Visitation:

One hour prior to services     

Cemetery:

Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo

Memorials:

To the family

Biography

Rosie Lee Thomas was born May 25th, 1947 to the union of Roosevelt and Izola Bell.

She graduated from Durant Attendance Center in 1966. Rosie moved to Waterloo, IA in January 1967.

Rosie Lee accepted Christ at an early age at United Methodist Church. She later joined St. James Church of the First Born under the leadership of the late Bishop H.D. Johnson, Sr., in Durant, MS.

After moving to Waterloo, she continued in the Church of the First Born under the leadership of the late Bishop George Greer. Rosie married Charlie Thomas August 25th, 1966.

Rosie enjoyed being with family and friends, traveling, raising her two sons, and daughter, and grandkids.

Rosie was a hard worker at Country View Nursing Home and retired after 29 years as lead cook in 2010. She was a member of Deliverance Temple in Waterloo. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed traveling and sewing. Above all, she loved her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Charlie Thomas; two sons, Anthony Thomas (Waterloo, IA) and Juan Thomas (Phoenix, AZ); one daughter, Sharonda Thomas (Des Moines, IA); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Laura (Vincent) Unegbu of Waterloo, IA, Mae Helen Bell of Des Moines, IA, and Ella (Arthur) Brown of Milwaukee, WI; one brother, M.C. (Yvonne) Bell of Freeport, IL. One aunt, Lovie Mae Gibbs of Memphis, TN. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother, grandparents, four brothers, one sister, and an infant son, Charlie Ray, Jr.

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  1. Barb Parker | Oct 21, 2020
    Dear Rosie Thomas family----- my deepest heartfelt sympathy is sent to each and every one of you. Anthony, Juan, and Miss Sharonda--the loss of our mom is one of life's toughest challenges. May the pain in your hearts ease (somewhat) with the golden memories that will always  fill your hearts. Think of her gentle ways and the smile on her face as you move forward in life. This can help in the tough days ahead. Knowing others care and share your heart's pain hopefully can ease some of yours. Mr. Charles Thomas, bless you too,deepest sympathy is with you.  May your mom now be at peace and we know there is no more pain. Love you all and take care. Barb Parker
  2. lueirether jackson-pearson | Oct 20, 2020
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  3. lueirether jackson | Oct 20, 2020
    SENDING CONDOLOSCENT
  4. lueirether jackson-pearson | Oct 20, 2020
    SENDING CONDOLOSCENT
  5. lueirether jackson | Oct 20, 2020
    PRAYING FOR STRENGHT AND  COURAGE FOR  THE FAMILY
  6. lueirether jackson | Oct 20, 2020

    to the thomas family,

    JESUS SAID THAT HE WILL RETURN ON EARTH AGAIN AND ALL OF HIS FLOCK WILL REAP THE BENEFIT OF EVERLASTING LIFE.  WE ALL LOOK FORWARD FOR THAT DAY, WHEN WE WILL POSSIBLE GET A CHANCE TO SEE AND BE WITH OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN, THAT WILL BE A HAPPY DAY FOR MANY.  SO STAY PRAYED UP AND LEAN ON JESUS UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE AND DEATH.  PRAY THAT GOD GIVE YOU THE STRENGHT  AND COURAGE TO GO THUR LOSING A LOVE ONE.  MAY THE GOOD LORD CONTINUE TO BLESS U AND FAMILY AND I HAVE EXPERIENCE  THAT  FEELING.

     

    LUEIRETHER  JACKSON-PEARSON AND FAMILY

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