Mrs. Eva Mae Thomas passed.Eva Mae Thomas was born the first of 11 children to Edward Thomas Sr. and the late Gladys Morgan Thomas on February 18, 1947 in Locust Grove, GA. Named by her Grandfather, Bue C. Morgan. Eva was born to a family of 5 uncles for neither parent had a sister. One of her brothers, Eugene preceded her in death. Nicknamed Boochie by her mother, this name lasted thru life with many people still calling her by this name.
Family was very important to her. She took pride in her 6 sisters and 4 brothers, always having a story to tell them about their family life.
After her brother Edward Jr was borne the family moved to Southwest Detroit and in 1955 moved to Detroit West side, Lawton Avenue. By then she had 2 brothers and 2 sisters with another one sister born in 1955 after the move. She lived in this house until 1965. Eva attended church at Morning View Baptist Church with her sisters and brothers.
Eva attended and graduated from Northwestern High School, in 1965. She was the secretary of her Senor class. Eva graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in 1977 and worked as a Registered Nurse.
Eva met and married Leonard Williams as we always teased her by calling him the boy across the street where she was raised on Lawton Avenue, one child, Teresa Williams, was born to this union. In 1978 Eva and her daughter moved to College Park, GA. Eva later married Albert Wiggins Jr. , one child, Brent Colin Wiggins, was born to this union.
In 2015 Eva married Edward Williams and no children were born to this union.
Eva worked as a Registered Nurse until she retired on December 14, 2014.
Eva was a wonderful and loving person and was admired by everyone who met her. She loved her family, children and friends. She will be missed very much. Her smile, laugh, and her sense of humor.
On January 26, 2017, Eva went home to be with the Lord. She leaves to cherish her memories: her father Edward Thomas SR of Bay City, MI. Her 6 sisters, Evelyn (Sidney) Kirby of Virginia Beach, VA, Elnora Price of Lithonia, GA, Sandra Thomas of Conyers, GA, Debra Thomas of Roswell, GA, Jacqueline Colton of Lithonia, GA and Tammie Thomas of Snellville, GA. 3 brothers, Edward (Cheryl) Thomas JR of Snellville, GA, Stephen Thomas of Detroit, MI and Christopher Thomas of Conyers, GA. One daughter, Teresa Williams of McDonough, GA, one son, Brent Colin (Octavies) of Covington, GA, two long lifetime friends, JC Flint of West Bloomfield, MI and Electra Scott of Detroit, MI, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins friends and other relatives.
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