Published 10:24 pm Friday, June 15, 2018

ATLANTA —Mr. Robert S. Thomas, 68, of Atlanta, Ga. and formerly of Lanett, Ala., passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Wellstar Medical Center South in Atlanta.

Mr. Thomas was born November 16, 1949 in Lanett. Robert received his education in the Lanett City School System. He was a 1967 graduate of Lanier High School. During high school, Robert was known for his athleticism. He was a standout fullback for the Lanier High Lions football team.

Robert retired from the Atlanta Gas Light Company with twenty-five years of service.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Frank and Gensie Lou Thomas; a brother, Willie C. Thomas and a sister, Annie Lou Meadows.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Celia Thomas of Atlanta; two sons, Maceo (Angela) Thomas, Macon, Ga. and Christopher Thomas, Atlanta; one daughter, Erica Thomas, Atlanta; three sisters, Betty Ann (Rev. Walter) Walker, Wichita, Kansas;  Lillie Mae Thomas, Lanett and Liz Foster, Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Eddie B. (Dorothy) Thomas, Jacksonville, Fla.; four  grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life xervice for Mr. Thomas was scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT on  Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Evening Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Elijah Jackson, Jr., pastor, serving as the eulogist. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Funeral services were entrusted to M.W. Lee Mortuary of West Point.