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THACKER, IDA MAY - age 52, passed away at her home in Knoxville on February 24, 2014. She was a hard working, loving, and positive person who was constantly helping someone. Ida was always encouraging her family and friends in their endeavors, giving to others even when it was difficult for her, and working hard to support her children. She was a mom to everyone who needed one. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joy Paul and Roberta Angeline Thacker; and her brothers, Joy Paul, William, and Timothy Thacker. She is survived and will be greatly missed by so many, including her sons, Mohammad Joseph, Sami Mahmoud and Ali Mahmoud Arid; daughter, Aisha Fatima Arid; brothers, Charles and Walter Thacker; sisters, Angela and Katherine Thacker; special friend, Randy Wayne Proaps; and several beloved nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 1st, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 p.m. A graveside service will follow at Brookwalter Cemetery, with Dr. Alan Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tennessee Valley Humane Society at 6717 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37919. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Thacker family, and invites you to view and sign their guestbook at

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Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel
5301 Fountain Rd Knoxville, TN 37918
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2014
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