Obit: Mattie Thomas

Obit: Mattie Thomas

April 28th, 2012 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Mattie Ruth White Thomas, 78, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012.Ruths family and friends remember her as a kind-hearted, generous woman whose loving spirit enveloped all those around her. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends.Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Thomas Sr.; parents, James White and Hattie Mae Lucky; grandparents, Author and Annie Mae Silmon; aunt and uncle, Ruben and Lula Mae Harrington; two grandson, Antonio Walton and Jonathan Finch.She leaves a legacy of love and beautiful memories of her life to daughters, Mildred Ector, Delores Hughley, Janice Thomas, Colette Finch, Felicia Pruitt, of Chattanooga; sons, Williams H. Thomas Jr., of Miami, Fla., Charles High, Dexter High, of Chattanooga; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Hattie Louise Owens; a very special cousin, Mary Helen Lewis; three special friends, Henry Crumpton, Mary Newby and Lillian Miller, of Chattanooga; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2012, in the chapel.Interment at 10 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at National Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.