November 19, 1950 - December 20, 2011
I set out on a journey early Tuesday morning, December 20, 2011, I packed my supplies, and hitched my favorite toy to my truck, (my fishing boat). I traveled to the Ross Barnett Reservoir, one of my favorite places. I parked my truck and coasted my boat into the water as I admired the beautiful scenery. I set the GPS on my boat to track my locations because I was looking for the big fish that dar!! After trying out my board and marking my spots, I got comfortable and began to talk to my God, and I told him about all my struggles. After much conversation with Him, God called me by name. He said, "Larry It's your time". I called back to him and said, "Lord! I am not ready yet; I've got too much other stuff to do." There was no bargaining with God. In an instant, I found myself in the water, down to the bottom I went, struggling to get back up, but the whisper of God's voice, said, "it's your time" Many days passed. Day after day the searchers went out to look for me. One by one, day by day, they searched, tracking my locations. My family was waiting and praying, along with many others, trying to find me. I prayed to the Lord to let them find me but he told me it was not time yet. "I have a plan my son" Although I was at peace underneath that water, I continued my request to my God; "Let them find me!!!" Searchers were still looking, turning over boats, right where I was. Why didn't they see me? God then sent a white dove as a sign, showing my sisters where I was. The dove flew right out of the water as they watched. It was Day seven, December 27, 2011, I felt my Madear's spirit come to the water, she cried out to me "Wayne where are you?" I asked God to wiggle my body loose, Madear is calling for me, and she is here to get me. My God told me, "it's only your shell left son; your spirit is here with me." I then heard someone praying, It was my pastor, Stanley Coleman; saying a powerful prayer; "asking God to lose my body from the base of the reservoir, this is day seven, isn't that completion?" As the prayer was going on, Mr. Randy Newell, of the search and rescue team, joined the circle of prayer and stated "your prayer has been answered, we got him". I felt the spirit of my family and loved ones rejoicing as my spirit rejoiced with them I will miss you all so very much, but just know that you celebrated me while I was on earth and for that I am truly grateful. I was greeted first by my friend, Zadie, my dog; I had to put her to sleep right before I left earth. I also see Daddy, Rev. A.M. Thomas and Marzette Jimison; Mama Lucy Jane Alford, My aunties', Earlene, Christine, Marjorie, Mattie and Florence. There is Uncle Bud, shouting as usual, Uncle Curt, Marcus and Ledger is here too. Wow! They are so happy to see me; so many cousins, and other relatives; I even hear my sister in law "Ro", singing like an angel. Well, Patricia Ann Murphy, I guess you the HCIC now (head cousin in charge). Hold it down for me Cuz. I'll see you all when "it's your time" • Love you. Those that are left here on earth, please cherish the wonderful memories that you have of me. My wonderful and God-fearing mother, Ruby E. Thomas; my loving daughters, Tara Bausal, of Chicago, Illinois, and Lakeisha (Lance) Jennings, of Mableton, Georgia; My Sisters, Maxine (David) Davis, Angela Adams, Beverly (Perry) Grant and Wanda (James) Clark, all of Meridian, Mississippi, and Evelyn Patterson, Chicago, Illinois; Brothers, Andrew Thomas, Jr., and Andrew Bell, both of Meridian, Mississippi; Richard (Sandra) Thomas of Raymond, Mississippi; and Bobby (Earnie) Thomas of Madison, Mississippi; Grand Children; Teara Herron, T.J. Herron, Taliyah Herron, John Bausal, Jayda Jennings, and Justice Jennings; One great-grand daughter, Jolie Herron; very special friend and companion of 16 years, Grace Jacobs and her son Justin Jacobs; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
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