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410 East 16th Street
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
Phone: 903-572-3911
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Queennie Thomas

Queennie Eugene Thomas

June 29, 1933 - January 1, 2021
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Queennie Eugene Thomas (Gene) was born June 29, 1933 in Pittsburg, Texas to Ess and Varrie McKinney Thomas. He departed his earthly life on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Florine, siblings Jessie Mack, Ernestine Bearden, Louie B., Marie Thomas, Jimmy C. and Vernell Thomas. Gene’s early life was spent in Pittsburg Tx. with his family where he attended Frederick Douglass High School. Being independent and strong-willed, he enrolled in the U. S. Navy in 1952 where he proudly served his country for thirty (30) years receiving an honorable discharge. His professional performance, military behavior and appearance were described as excellent by his Commander. His leadership and supervisory abilities gained him exceptional loyalty from his men.
Gene traveled extensively and lived throughout the country continuing his love of life and learning. He attended Dallas County Community College, trained as a barber and studied Spanish. He returned to his hometown in his later years and utilized his culinary skills to serve the senior citizens of his community. He married Ms. Florine Smith who preceded him in death. They were faithful members of the Rocky Mound COGIC in Rocky Mound, Texas.
A devoted husband, father to his biological and step-children, brother and friend, he was so much more to the people who knew him. Gentle, giving, warm-hearted, and kind are only a few words to describe his nature. He had his own style of dress and was meticulous in everything he did. Always ready with a laugh or a smile, he brought joy to his family and friends. Some of his life treasures were cooking, playing Bingo and watching old time western tv shows, especially those with the actor John Wayne!
Left to cherish his fond memories are two daughters, Olivia Ridley of New York City and Heather Caston of Winston-Salem NC; son, Michael Thomas (Anita) of Milwaukee Wisc.; grands and great-grands, Tyler E. Ridley, Lacqueenna Caston (Elijah & Elysia), Lactrinna Caston (Eric & Lelani), Lactrenton Caston, Lacquinton Caston, and Michael & Micala Thomas; Sister Essie Armstrong of Dallas Tx, two brothers Plural B. Thomas (Eloise) and Elder Mainer H. Thomas (Billie Jo) of Milwaukee, Wisc., and a host of other relatives and friends.
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    January 14, 2021 | 1:00pm
    January 14, 2021 1:00pm
    Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
    DALLAS, TX 75211
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    Graveside Service, Lane 3
    *WE STRONGLY encourage you to wear your face mask/covering and practice social distancing
  • Interment

    Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
    DALLAS, TX 75211
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    *WE STRONGLY encourage you to wear your face mask/covering and practice social distancing


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Don Huffman

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Very appreciative of the extensive US Naval Service of Queennie Thomas for our country during a very challenging period of our nation's history. Prayers are going up to heaven for comfort for his family and many friend in their loss. May he rest in this his last and heavenly deployment with his beloved Savior Jesus (and maybe he can say hello to John Wayne :-)). Thank you Lord for men such as this
d huffman, Army vet, DFW Honor Guard member, and chaplain

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