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DAVID JAMES THOMAS

July 16, 1950 — December 17, 2023

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DAVID JAMES THOMAS

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David James Thomas departed this life peacefully at his residence on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at age 73. He was a native of Opelousas, LA., and a resident of Marrero, LA. David graduated from Plaisance High School, and he attended Southern University Baton Rouge.  He served is country in the United States Army and United States Air Force for over 30 years ranking to a Master Sergeant; receiving AF Outstanding Unit Award, AF Longevity Service Ribbon just to name a few. David was employed as a supervisor with The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, and Budweiser Company. Beloved husband of Amelia T. Jackson Thomas. Devoted father of Yolanda (Abraham) Straughter, Metrica Thomas, Daniell (Devin Sr.) Jackson, Tranetta (Edmond) Weber and Alvin E. (Tiffanie) Jackson Jr.  Bonus father of Robin (Joseph) Dyson. Son of the late of Abel, Sr. and Lillie Thomas. Brother of Jerome (Paula) Thomas, Sylvia (Lester) Pitre, and the late Joanna Thomas-Guidry, Henry Lee Thomas, Sr.,   John W. Thomas, and Abel Thomas, Jr. Nephew of Fredrick (Juanita) Thomas, Sr. and Joyce Sharpe. Godfather of Aubrey Rose Gillard, and Darla Thomas, also survived by 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers, and members Third Emanuel Baptist Church, Holy Faith B. C. of New Orleans, Mohorn Baptist Church of Plaisance  LA and all neighboring churches; members of VFW Post  500, 926th  Air Force Service Flight, and Westminister Civic Association; employees of Budweiser Company, The Great Atlantic & Tea Company, and Orleans  Parish Sheriff Office are invited to attend the Home Going Celebration at Third Emanuel B.C. 187 3rd  Emanuel St. Bridge City, LA on Friday, January 5, 2024, at 9:00a.m. Dr. Joseph C. Dyson, Sr. officiating. Visitation will begin at 8:00a.m. until service time at the church. Interment: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA.  Arrangements by Davis Mortuary Service, 230 Monroe Street, Gretna, LA. To view and sign the guestbook, please go to www.davismortuaryservice.com.

 

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