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LEROY JAMES THOMAS

January 22, 1936 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 82)

A homegoing celebration for Mr. Leroy James Thomas “L.J.” of Tampa who passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 will be held Saturday, January 12th, 10:00 a.m. at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, 2001 N. Albany Ave., Supt. C. U. Sutton, officiating. The interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Leroy was born on January 22, 1936 in Gillette, Florida to the late Joseph Thomas and Janie Wilson. Leroy received his formal education through the Hillsborough County Public School System and was a graduate of Don Thompson High School, currently known as Blake High School. He was a long time member of 29th Street Church of Christ, before becoming a faithful member of Miracle Temple COGIC in 2017.  He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Thomas; mother, Janie Wilson; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories with his loving wife, Pearl B. Thomas; children, Jemaris Thomas and Supt. Clethen U. Sutton (Susan); grandchildren, Clethen H. Sutton, Chalani Sutton, Cameron Sutton and Ezekiel Wilson; great grandson, Cameron Sutton II; brother-in-law, Johnny Campbell; sisters, Margarie Cox and Barbara Greene; nieces, Rita Brown and family and Felice Comissiong; nephews, Willie Johnson (Cookie), Marvin Johnson (Sandra) and Avia Thomas; cousin, Marjorie White and family; friends, Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Jacobs,  Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Campbell, Mrs. Flora Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Standberry and family, Miracle Temple Church family, Mr. and Mrs. Lucious Lafaver; and a host of other relatives and friends. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, January 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

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