Merdina Thomas

October 25, 1938 ~ June 3, 2019 (age 80)

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Merdina Ambrozine Thomas

Merdina Ambrozine Thomas was born on October 25, 1938 at 26 Hannah Street in Kingston, JA.  to Maude Bennett and Balthazzar Bartholomew Agustis Grey. She was the youngest of 8 children; - Ervin, Bobby, Iris, Elfrdia, Enez, George, Mary, Merdina.  Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death; -Ervin, Bobby, 3 sisters Iris, Elfrdia, Mary.  She is survived by her remaining siblings Enez and George.

Merdina received Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and kept the love of God in her heart, sharing her love with her family and friends.  Mom was always good for having you open the bible, read a scripture and ask that you tell her what it meant.

Friends of the Church introduced Merdina to Donald and they were instantly drawn together in July and married on October 28th 1961 only after Dad had to write a letter to her mother in Jamaica to get permission to date and subsequently marry this most wonderful woman and then be blessed to spend 57 years of love together.

Merdina served on the Usher Board as a Team Captain for over 40 years, sang in the choir for more than 20 years, establish the children program that gave out backpacks filled with school supply for any child that needed it.  Mom served in any program that needed a helping hand at Langley COG.  Mom celebrated with the church in all anniversary events, later becoming missionary visiting seniors that were shut-in.

Merdina attended Calabar Middle and High School and had no worries about singing her school song on demand!  C-A-L-A-B-A-R, people wonder who we are………  She worked for many years with Mead Packing, Soft Sheen and also as a Teacher’s Aide in the Technical Department at South Shore High School.

Merdina leaves to mourn her husband, Donald A. Thomas Sr., her children; Angella, Donald Jr. (Michelle), Steven (Angela) & Sharon (Damion).  Merdina had 8 grandchildren; Kirstie(Scott), Adam (Sabrina), Ashlee (Chester III), Jasmine, Duston, Tiffany (Tyler), Brian & Damion Jr., & 6 great grandchildren; Savannah, Kaydence, Kolton, Kalliope, Silas & Keilah and a host of nieces, nephews and family friends.  Merdina had a most special and best friend; Bessie Lyles, remaining close friends till her transition into a new and wonderful life.

Merdina loved her faith, life, and demanded respect throughout her time here.  She loved to speak in public, model and enjoyed life to the fullest.  She was fun, exciting and tough but fair.  It was nothing for her to give you till the count of three to pull it together.  She loved to have events and invite friends over to the house. She will be missed by a host of love ones.

Please take a moment to reflect in silent prayer.

The Thomas Family

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June 13, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dieterle Memorial Home
1120 South Broadway
Montgomery, IL 60538

June 14, 2019

10:00 AM
Apostolic Church of God
6320 S. Dorchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Funeral Service
June 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Apostolic Church of God
6320 S. Dorchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60637


Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Rt 38
Elwood, IL


Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 West Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421

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