Mrs. Jessie Edwards Thomas, 90, of Covington, died Feb. 20 at Abbey Hospice. The son of the late Clarence Edwards and Annie Sue Wheelis Edwards, she was born in 1917 in Union Point. She worked for 15 years as a bookkeeper for H.M. Patterson & Son at Spring Street and Oglethrope Hill. She was the secretary-treasurer for Thomas Brothers Hydro Inc. for 13 years. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Rainbow Park Baptist Church, Decatur. She is preceded in death by parents and husband Mr. Hoke Smith Thomas Sr.
Surviving are sons Hoke Thomas Jr. of Covington, Charles Thomas of Gastonia, N.C., Mike Thomas of Covington; daughter Carol Collins of Covington; sisters Ethel Stone of Augusta, Virginia Channel of Carrolton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 22. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Wisteria Cemetery, Union Point.