Willie Arthur Thomas, the son of the late Frankie (Hardnett) Thomas and Joe Thomas Sr. Was born on the cool morning of December 20Th 1953 in the city of Itta Bena Mississippi.
Willie went to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on the Beautiful sunny morning of May 5th 2021, he passed away at the Golden age of 67 due to his severe COPD symptoms.
Willie moved to Kalamazoo Michigan in 1970 where he lived the rest of his days, he was very well known in Kalamazoo, he spoke to everyone he came in contact with, He had a big heart and a very deep voice that everyone knew him by. Willie was very spiritual and was a choir member at Galilee Baptist Church for several years,His favorite song was Open The Flood Gates!
Willie leaves to cherish his amazing memories his two daughters, Heather (Rupe) Love, Jodi Brown (Achilles), his love of his life Pamela Musselman, his five grandchildren Keiola Rupe, Kamari Rupe (Natalie), Nakia, Achilles aka Neil and Ja’Ron Brown, his great grandchildren La’Myia Walden, Zayden Rupe, Legennd Stevenson, Jai’Vierre Hightower and Lai’Lani Rupe, His niece Beverly (Thomas) Stewart, his nephew Jermaine Ross and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Willie is preceded in death by his parents Frankie (Hardnett) Thomas and Joe Thomas Sr.; his three brothers, Joe Thomas Jr., Jessie Thomas and Henry Thomas. His three sisters, Deola Grady, Geraldine Green and Christine Simmons.
Words from Willie;
One day I’m gonna go away, I’m not going away on my own, but I will be back again one day, don’t be afraid, God is amazing, all his graces are better than no graces.
Scripture John 14:1-3
Let not your heart be troubled; yet believe in God! In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go prepare a place for you, and if I go prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am there you may be also.