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Bennie Lee Thomas, Jr.

Born: Sun., Jan. 2, 1955
Died: Fri., Sep. 29, 2017


Public Viewing

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Harris Funeral Home


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Mount Zion AME Zion Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Mount Zion AME Zion Church


Interment following funeral service

12:10 PM Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Mount Zion AME Zion Church Cemetery


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MR. BENNIE LEE THOMAS, JR. 62 of WASHINGTON, DC passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.  He is the son of Bennie Lee, Sr. and Catherine Thomas formerly of Mount Gilead, NC / Asheboro, NC.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00am Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Mount Zion AME Zion Church, 6748 NC Hwy. 73 West, Mount Gilead, NC 27306, with Visitation to be held 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the church prior to the service.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

A public viewing will be held 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Mount Gilead, NC.

Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Mount Gilead, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Bennie Lee Thomas, Jr., was born on Sunday, January 2, 1955, in Stanly County, NC, to Bennie Lee Thomas, Sr., and Catherine Green Thomas.

At an early age, he accepted Christ and became a member of Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, Mt. Gilead, NC and attended Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church, Asheboro, NC.  His favorite song was " if you gain the whole world and lose your soul. ".

Little Bennie, as he was fondly called. was educated in the public schools of Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from South Stanly High School in Norwood, NC.  He attended Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC, where he attended for three years and was on the  Dean's  List and a a member of the Livingstone  College Band.   He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity .  He was a former employee of Montgomery Ward.

Those left to cherish loving memories are his parents, Bennie Sr. and  Catherine O. Thomas of Bowie Maryland; one brother, Christopher Thomas, of Bowie, Maryland; two sisters, Pennellophia Jenkins  of Suitland, Maryland and Crystal Sutherlin of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; one uncle; Jackie Kilgore, Forestville, Maryland, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

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Emma Bennett
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
To the family of Bennie lee Thomas Jr.: Please accept my sincere condolence for the loss of your love one. We are thankful to know that death is an enemy which will soon be brought to nothing (Revelation 21:3,4). Please try to fill your hearts full of appreciation for the kind of life your loved one lived. We are thankful for the ransom because as a result of the ransom it makes the resurrection a reality. May the holy spirit embrace you during this time of grief.

Natasha Griffin Hayes
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
To Crystal and the family. I am sending prayers and God's Blessings for you all. I know this is a very difficult time but please know you all are loved and thought of. Wishing you all God's peace.

chere shorter
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017

GARDEN PATH was sent by Chere Shorter .

The New Horizons chapter of Federally Employed Women wish to express our sympathy for your loss. Sincerely, Chere L. Shorter Chapter President


Paula Robertson Holley
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Please know that Willie and I send our condolences. We will continue to pray for peace and comfort. Love you all.

Deltric Scarborough Ransome
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about "Little Bennie". You all have my deepest sympathy. I am praying and thinking of you all. God Bless.

Love,
Deltric

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