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Robert Lee Thomas Sr.

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TRENTON - Robert Lee Thomas, Sr., 72, of Trenton, died on Wednesday, March 12, 2013, at his home.
Born in Greenville, S.C., he graduated from Greenville public schools. Robert was a self-employed general contractor, property manager and painter. In New Hope, Pa. he managed the Four Seasons Mall property and worked with furniture maker Paul Evans. His hobbies were traveling to Puerto Rico, fishing in Atlantic City, and meeting new people. He enjoyed smoking cigars and drinking beer and was known for his direct speaking style.
Robert was predeceased by his grandmother, Gussie Mills, his parents, Louise Vernon Thomas and Sarah Mae Thomas, his son, Robert Lee Thomas, Jr., his sister, Margaret Jackson, his brother, Terry Smith, his brothers-in-law, Ronald "Pit" Randolph, William "Prez" Martin and Glen W. Williams, Sr. He is survived by his former wife, Martha Thomas; his daughters, Bridgette Thomas Corsino and her husband Ken and Ebony Harper; his son Anthony Thomas; his seven grandchildren, Nicolas Corsino, Che'dra Thomas, Robbie Thomas, Devin Harper, Mia Thomas, Nijhainae Johnson and Naeem Johnson; his daughter-in-law, Cheryl Thomas; his sisters, Joan Randolph of Lambertville, Roberta Williams, Alberta Martin, Betty Thomas and Lisa Case and her husband Cubit of Trenton; his brothers, Louis Thomas, Jr. of Arizona and William Troi Collier of Trenton; a host of nieces, nephews and friends including special friends Mary Collins, Richard Cooper, Lillian Trent, Gloria Davis and Sondra; special cousin, Elizabeth Clark; special nieces, Mary Ginger Braswell and Roberta Cinnamon Martin, both of Trenton and their children and grandchildren. Robert will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Thank you all for your prayers and condolences.
A homegoing celebration will be held at A Better Way, 1040 Pennsylvania Ave., Trenton, NJ 08638 on Saturday, March 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations of food and beverage for the celebration would be gratefully appreciated. For information call Ginger at (609) 858-4010 or Cinnamon at (609) 851-0737.
Published in The Trentonian on Mar. 19, 2013
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