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Jewel (Gilliam) Thomas

March 21, 1927 ~ July 7, 2020 (age 93)


Jewel Gilliam Thomas, 93, of Union, SC passed away, Tuesday morning, July 7, 2020 at her residence.  A native of Union County, SC, she was the widow of James Thomas and the daughter of the late Reverend Benjamin Gilliam and Lettie Louise Young Gilliam.  She was a member of Rice Chapel AME Zion Church and a homemaker.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Thomas; one daughter, Edna Ruth Thomas; and eleven siblings.   She is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Elmira) Thomas and Charles Lee (Elizabeth) Thomas both of Union, SC; five daughters, Mary Frances Thomas Epps of Union, SC, Julia Ann Gage of Union, SC, Irene (Tony) Harris of Little Rock, AR, Reverend Shirley (Reverend Marshall) Wheeler of Buffalo, SC, and Joyce Crawford of Spartanburg, SC; one brother, Robert Lee Gilliam of Staten Island, NY; one sister, Annie Mae Thomas of Spartanburg, SC; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  The family will receive friends at 4046 Cross Keys Highway, Union, SC.  Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, 361 Meansville Road, Union, SC.

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 Service Program


Graveside Service
July 10, 2020

2:00 PM
Rice Chapel AME Zion Church
121 Rices Chapel Road
Buffalo, SC 29321

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