Richard Paul Thomas, Sr. |
April 29, 1947 ~ June 26, 2014
OPELOUSAS - Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Bellevue Street Baptist Church in Opelousas for Mr. Richard Paul Thomas, Sr., 67, who entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Opelousas.
Interment will be held in Serenity Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Elton Young, Jr. officiating.
Richard is survived by his wife, Dorothy Marie Thomas of Opelousas, LA; two sons, Richard Thomas, Jr. (Jackie) of Lafayette, LA and Scottie Eddison (Tamara) of Katy, TX; three daughters, Sandra Faye Roberts (Derrik) of San Antonio, TX and Angela Marie Lemon (Burley) and Cynthia Marie Benjamin (Freddie) both of Opelousas, LA; three brothers, Sylvester Thomas (Essie) of Dallas, TX, and Eldridge Thomas (Butch) and James "Fargo" Chatman, Sr. both of Opelousas, LA; three sisters, Emma Lou "Mama" Johnson, Irene "Bonnie" Simpson, and Brenda "Lady" Davis (Kenneth) all of Opelousas; one aunt, Emma Comeaux (Johnny) of Opelousas, LA; two special friends, Herbert Thomas of Houston, TX and Joshua Batiste of Opelousas, LA; ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester Thomas, Sr. and Thelma Thomas and a grandson, Karsen Thomas.
Visiting hours will be observed from 8:00 AM until 10:45 AM Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Bellevue Street Baptist Church in Opelousas.
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Funeral arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Home of Opelousas 817 E. South St., 337-942-2037
Published in the Daily World on July 3, 2014