Mr. William Melvin Thomas - SAVANNAH - Mr. William Melvin Thomas, Sr., entered eternal rest on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. He resided in Savannah, GA for over 30 years and was a resident of Atlanta, GA for many years. For more than 30 years, William worked for the United States Postal Service (Atlanta and Savannah) and was affectionately known as Bill to those who worked with him. Born in Macon, Georgia to Rev. Felix Lavonia Thomas and Mrs. Mary Hardrick Thomas, William was the fifth of ten children. William joined the United States Air Force to serve his country where he was stationed at Lackland (Texas) AFB and Okinaw, Japan. William is preceded in death by his wife Mildred Thomas. William is survived by daughter, Theresa (John) Mbaku of Layton, Utah; sons, William (Delner) Thomas of Hoover, AL, Alan Thomas of Washington, D.C., Eric (Andrea) Thomas of Boone, N.C. and Corey Thomas of Savannah. He also leaves five grandchildren: Vivianne Mbaku, Fotoh Mbaku, Taylor Thomas, Whitney Thomas, and Briannah Thomas; two brothers Johnny (Lillian) Thomas; Charles Thomas; two sisters Ermie Rogers, Elizabeth (William) Tuggle, two sister-in-laws Leatrice Thomas; Mrs. Lottie (Jim) Tabron; one brother-in-law Mr. Randolph Scott and a host of loving and devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Visitation services will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at Central Baptist Church, 3119 Shell Rd., Thunderbolt, GA., The Homegoing services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Second Arnold Baptist Church 1427 E. 37th St., Savannah, GA, Rev. Richard Hall, Sr., Pastor, Rev. Timothy Sheppard, Officiating. Interment Bonaventure Cemetery (Greenwich Section). Sidney A. Jones and Campbell Funeral Services. Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at http://www.sidneyajonesfh.com/ Sidney A. Jones and Campbell Funeral Services. Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at www.sidneyajonesfh.com Savannah Morning News November 15, 2013 Please sign our obituary Guest Book savannahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News on Nov. 15, 2013