A.C. Thomas

February 3, 1949 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

A.C. Thomas Obituary

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand years. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. Psalm 84:10

AC was the second child born to Lillie Mae Thomas and Calvin McDaniel on February 3, 1949 in Jefferson, Marion County, Texas. Both parents preceded him in death. AC departed this life August 27, 2023 at Methodist Hospital surrounded by his family.

AC is a product of the Marion County Independent School District and graduated from Central High School in 1967 where he excelled in football. As a child he had a protector named King.  AC became an ambassador for Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Cypress Chapel Baptist Church by the late Reverend A.G. White. After graduating high school, he entered the Peace Corps for 2 years. Later he entered the United States Air Force in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1976. While in the military he met Stanley Wyatt, they became best friends for life. Following retirement from the Air Force, he worked in civil service at both Kelly Field and Randolph Air Force bases. He retired from civil service in 2011.

AC was united in marriage to Jo Ann Jefferson on May 17, 1974 and celebrated their 49th anniversary this past May. To this union two beautiful children were born: Alexander Cory and Jillian. AC united with Tree Mount Temple Baptist Church under the late Reverend Aristide Brown and later moved his membership to True Vision Baptist Church under the pastorage of Reverend Michael Brown where he served as a deacon; but, his first love was ushering and greeting his fellow worshipers.

AC leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Joann; one son Alexander Cory and his wife Kimberly; one daughter Jillian; one granddaughter, Kenya; one grandson Alexander “Little AC”; four sisters: Bettie J. Gipson (Benny) of Houston, Texas; Bennie Jewell Barnett; Linda Ruth Perry (George) both of Jefferson, Texas; Essie T. Johnson, San Antonio, Texas; Two brothers: Rodrick Wilson and his wife Lynn; Dan Thomas, both of Houston, Texas. One sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucille and Robert Tietjen; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Evelyn Robinson, Austin, Texas. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the True Vision Church Family.

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Graveside Service
September 4, 2023

10:00 AM
Cypress Chapel Cemetery, Kellyville Center, Jefferson, Texas


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