Deacon James Thomas

Deacon James Edward "Puddin" Thomas

Monday January 1, 1940 - Sunday December 15, 2019
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Deacon James Edward “Puddin” Thomas, 79, of Greenville, South Carolina, departed this life on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Prisma Health Upstate. He was a son of the late Willie Mae Thomas White.

He attended Sterling High School and was employed by Greenville Sanitation Department. He was a member of Greater Emmanuel Temple Pentecostal Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.

He was preceded in death by his mother; two sisters, Mattie Dawson and Deborah Cruell; and three brothers, Donald White, Robert Lee White and Dennis White.

Surviving: his wife, Jessie Mae Higgins Thomas of Greer; two stepdaughters, Frances Cannon and Sandra Cannon, both of Greenville; three sisters, Pamela White, Alma Jean Downs and Deborah Rollins, all of Greenville; one brother, Calvin Clinkscale of Greenville; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday December 21, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday December 21, 2019 11:00am
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Greenville Memorial Gardens
    7784 Augusta Rd
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
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