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603 South Center Street
STATESVILLE, NC 28677
Phone: (704) 873-3611
Fax: (704) 872-2589
James Thomas

James "Hanky" Thomas III

Monday, May 10th, 1971 - Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Earth has no sorrow, that heaven cannot heal.

Mr. James Herbert Thomas III, affectionately known as “Hankie”, was born in Iredell County on May 10, 1971, and was the son of James (Bud) Herbert Thomas, Jr., and the late Mae Royal “Poochie” White Thomas. He departed this life on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Gordon Hospice House, Statesville.
Hankie was educated at West Iredell High School and at an early age attended St. John Baptist Church. He was a journeyman electrician working with his dad, James Thomas of Thomas and Thomas Electric in Statesville , N.C.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his father, James “Bud” Herbert Thomas, Jr. of Troutman; one son, Jamaree Dajour Thomas of Statesville; two sisters, Tiny (Raymond) Templeton and Dionne Lazenby; one nephew, Jason Tenor of Charlotte; one niece, Jenee Tenor of Durham; aunts and uncles Juanita (James) Houpe of Statesville, Audrey Thomas Flemmings of Troutman, Faye ( William) Minor of Jamestown, Susan Stevenson, Brenda Lowe, Margie White, and Gail White, all of Statesville; two great aunts, Mildred Thomas and Muril Thomas; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Zion Wesley AME Zion Church at 1:00 p.m., with Reverend David Smalls will officiate and Reverend Shelia Chambers will eulogize. Members of the family will receive friends from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the church and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visit the book of memories for Mr. James Herbert Thomas III at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham is serving the Thomas family.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 12:30pm - 12:55pm
    When
    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 12:30pm - 12:55pm
    Location
    Zion Wesley AME Zion Church
    Address
    Zion Wesley Road
    TROUTMAN, NC
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Zion Wesley AME Zion Church
    Address
    Zion Wesley Road
    TROUTMAN, NC
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Susan Stevenson

Posted at 12:09pm
One of my children and the hurt will always be here because I feel like I let him down in so many ways but tried to help him stay strong and be able to help other like himself to over come his illness ,I love him and always will ,the good that came from this is now that he 's with a real mother,and his heavenly father who can take care of him better than I could ever do.💔💔💔💔
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Sonia O Scott

Posted at 08:50pm
It's so hard to believe Hanky has passed. Please know that Barry and I share in your loss. We pray that knowing that he is in the presence of the Lord comforts you. He will surely be missed. Bud we are sending you and the family our love and prayers.
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D Brown

Posted at 01:19pm
Dear Thomas Family,
I am thinking of you with deep sympathy at this most difficult time. In just a little while, all of the pain and sorrow that we feel from the death of our loved ones will cease. It will be replaced with joy, because the former things have passed away (Revelation 21:3,4). Once again, I am so sorry for your loss.
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