83 of Gary, Indiana transitioned from this life February 3, 2019. He was born August 5, 1935 in Sumterville, Alabama to the late Jimmy & Vinnie Thomas. Jessie re-dedicated his life to Christ in 2007. He was a retiree of Inland Steel in East Chicago, Indiana. Jessie was preceded in death by son David Thomas Sr., He leaves to mourn his passing wife of 63 years Lucy Thomas; son Jesse Jr., (Catherine) Thomas; daughters Doris (Yolander) Collins, Cherry (Jeremy) Holiness, Patricia (Brian) Parker; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday February 12, 2019 12-8:00p.m. with Family Hours 6-8:00p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral services Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church 2400 Virginia Street. Pastor John T. Talley, officiating. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.