Mr. Donald L. Thomas departed peacefully from this life on March 3rd at the age of 63. Born January 30th 1956 to Odessa M. Thomas and Angie Lee Butler, he accepted Christ at an early age. He attended Hull Elementary and graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School in 1975. He went on to attend Coahoma Community College obtaining a degree in Drafting and Design. With a thirst for knowledge he continued with his education by attending Mississippi State University. In 1984 he enlisted in the United States Army proudly serving 20 years before retiring. His service to this country made him a well decorated Veteran, he was honored by being the recipient of the Bronze Star. Donald was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He leaves behind four children: DeQueshia L. Hopkins (Chicago) Roddis R. Hopkins (Chicago) DeQueshia M. Bush (Hernando) and Troy D. Bush (Southaven). Five beautiful grandchildren: Michaela, Quentin, Troy, Karma, and Harmony. He was preceded in death by his parents Odessa M. Thomas and Angie Lee Butler. Beloved ex wife Armelia Bush Thomas. Siblings; Clint Thomas, Lee Angie Butler, Lena Butler, Melinda Butler, and Charles Butler. His living siblings include: D.L. Bridges (Madison), Annette (Joe) Clure of Glendale, Sally Thomas (Madison), Austin Butler (Coahoma), Robert (Claudette) Dye of Memphis, Charlotte (Charles) Brewer of Oxford, Norris Weeks (Memphis), Susan Butler (St. Louis), William (Beverly) Weeks of (Madison) , Moses Butler(Coahoma), Oberet Weeks (Clarksdale), Annette Paschal (Clarksdale), and Wesley (Deon) Butler of Chicago. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Donald was blessed with a large and loving family. May the memories of laughter and the good times be sewn in your hearts.
Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.