Peaceful 09

Mary "Ting" Thomas

March 23, 1946 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 75)

Obituary

 

John 15:12-15 says, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command…”
 
Mary Ann Thomas, affectionately known as “Ting” was born March 23,1946. She was a friend to all she had the pleasure of meeting, departed this life on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  “Ting” as she was known by the childhood nickname given by her brother, John, was the daughter of the late Lena Mae Thomas and the late Halsey Lee Mitchell.  She was educated in the public schools of Colleton County, graduating from Colleton High School; .on June 1, 1964.  After graduating high school, she spent time with her brother, John, in New Jersey, where her charm and pizzazz made her natural star shine even brighter!  She was indeed a joy to behold!
 
Mary Ann spent many years working alongside her mother in various homes in Walterboro.  She was faithful to any task that she undertook, a trait that was evident throughout her entire life.  If you asked her for a favor, it was done.  If you asked her for a dime, she gave it.  If you asked her for a meal, it was prepared.  She was created to be a light, an unconditional friend, and she accepted her calling with a fierce determination. Her love for others was exemplified throughout her life. She devoted her life to her family, but her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy; especially her great grand children Ja’Liyah, Hunter, and Julia. 
 

Mary Ann attended Rock of Ages A.M.E. Church in Walterboro.  Her life is a testament to her acceptance of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age.  She lived by the Christian virtues of love, compassion, and respect, and like Proverbs 3:3-4 says, Mary Ann strived to “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”  Mary Ann found favor in the sight of God and man as evident by the countless number of friends that she made during her lifetime.  She is tremendously missed already.
 
Mary Ann leaves to cherish her memories, children, Anna Maria Thomas of Walterboro SC, Margie Anita Pizarro (Milton) of Summerville, SC, Lakeisha Sherill Thomas of Raleigh NC. Two nephews she raised as sons Henry Lee Thomas and Danny Lee Thomas of Walterboro, SC. Her devoted brother Johnny Lee Thomas (Delores ) of Walterboro, SC. Her grand children Candace Edwards, Robert Grant, Phylicia Thomas, Martinez Pizarro Jr., Mariano Pizarro, Alexis Pizarro, Sekai Thomas, and Madison Gaines. And great-grandchildren, Jaliyah, Hunter, and Julia.; nephews Kenneth, Michael (Joy), Tony (Robin), and Leonard, and nieces, Denise, Lorretta (Ralph), Kenisha, and Chanel; Six very special friends Gloria Ferguson, Ramona (Shugg) Bodison, Bernerdine McCall, Richard Lee Bodison, Deola Johnson and Edna (Sissy) Walker.  A very dear friend Elijah Kittrell. And  numerous other relatives, cousins, and friends!


Mary Ann was predeceased in death by her parents , her sister Eula Mae Thomas Parker, and nephew, Johnnie Lee Thomas, Jr., 


Mary Ann was predeceased in death by her parents , her sister Eula Mae Thomas Parker, and nephew, Johnnie Lee Thomas, Jr., 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
September 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harold Frazier Mortuary
300 Francis Street
Walterboro, SC 29488

Graveside Service
Monday
September 27, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Cemetery
Highway 21
Islandton, SC 29488

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