Obituaries » Mrs. Rosa Mae Perkins Thomas
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July 5, 1947 - July 24, 2018
Burial Date: August 4, 2018
Funeral Home Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel
Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery
Saturday (08/04): Visitation – 9AM; Funeral Service – 11AM, St. John Missionary Baptist Church; Interment – Sacred Heart Cemetery
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Rosa Mae Perkins Thomas was born July 5, 1947 in Beaumont, Texas to Ethel Mae and R. C. Perkins. She was the youngest of three children. She matriculated through Beaumont Schools and was a 1965 graduate of Charlton-Pollard High School. Rosa accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership or Rev. O.J. Beasley, she served faithfully in the following ministries C. L. Bunckley Sunday School Class, Women Outreach Ministry and Sr. Mission until her health failed.
She continued her Education at Lamar University and received a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences. She loved the Lord, her church family, relatives and friends. A bit of a history buff, she often took pictures and car rides to increase her knowledge of the family history and would quickly tell you about your lineage. She was a devoted mother, sister, aunt and cousin. She retired for the City of Beaumont in the Human Resources Department.
Her love for the community continued as a member of the Charlton-Pollard Alumni Association where she served on the scholarship committee. Rosa dedicated her service to help mankind by serving in several Masonic Organizations. She was a member of The Pride of Beaumont, Order of Eastern Star #30; St. George Assembly #16; Lewin Guild#16; The Imperial Court Daughters (formally Daughters of Isis); District Deputy for the Calanthe Historical Society (formally Grant Courts of Calanthe); The Princesses of Omar The Cleopatra Tent#37; The Fourth Degree; and The American Legion Auxiliary #817.
On Tuesday, July 24, Rosa was called from labor to reward. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Ruby and Alice Fay and two nephews.
She will be missed by all who knew her. Rosa leaves to cherish her memory two sons: Curry Thomas and Connie Thomas (Valerie). Four grandchildren: Maya Alicia Thomas, Joyce Thomas, Christian Thomas, Lashouna Thomas, Neshell Thomas, Kendrick Daron Thomas and Nancy Smith. Great- grandchildren: Xavier Christian Clarke, Nephews and Nieces: Samuel Powell, Carolyn Lewis, Ethel Powell, Durlin Donald; brother-in-law: Joshua Donald and special cousin Alice LaDay and a host of cousins, relatives, friends and Masonic Family.
On Saturday, August 4, 2018 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church located at 855 Sherman St. in Beaumont there will be a visitation at 9 a.m. and the home-going service is at 11 a.m. Rosa will take her earthly rest at Sacred Heart Cemetery.