Mother Novella Thomas

August 27, 1929 ~ July 29, 2021 (age 91)

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Mother Novella Thomas, 91, transitioned on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Diversicare in Amory, MS

Mother NOVELLA WOODS THOMAS was born in Pine Bluff, AR on August 27, 1929, to Augusta Hampton and Walter Woods.  on Thursday July 29, 2021 at Diversicare in Amory, MS, the sun set upon NOVELLA , and she was called home.

NOVELLA was a faithful member of Inspirational Community Baptist Church until her health failed. Throughout NOVELLA’S 91 years spent on this earth and in our lives, she became a sister, a mother, an aunt, a wife, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and a great aunt.  NOVELLA spent time in New York, where she was a seamstress and a cook in Detroit; finally, she settled down in Mississippi.   She enjoyed reading her bible,  singing, and praising the Lord and most of all attending church. In her past time,  she enjoyed crocheting.   NOVELLA was  known  for her infectious smile, her soft voice and at times her sassiness.

NOVELLA’S memories will be cherished by her three daughters, Ernestine Robinson of San Francisco, CA, Juanita (Charles) Berry of Belden, MS, Ruby  Williams of Camden,   AR,  three sons,  Maurice (Deborah) Williams of Thornton, AR, John A Myers and Tyrone Williams of Detroit, MI; one sister, Pauline McDaniel of Pittsburg, CA;  13 grandchildren, 25  great-grandchildren,  one nephew, a host of other relatives and friends.  NOVELLA Thomas will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her and loving her.

NOVELLA  was preceded in death by her mother  Augusta  Hampton, father Walter Woods, her husband Morris Thomas, four grandchildren, and one nephew.

Services will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 12 Noon at Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS. Burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church Cemetery in Belden, MS. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 5-7p.m., at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel.


August 3, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Serenity-Autry Funeral Home
248 Highway 15 South
Pontotoc, MS 38863

Funeral Service

August 4, 2021

12:00 PM
Inspirational Community Baptist Church
405 Clayton Ave
Tupelo, MS 38804

Interment following funeral service

August 4, 2021

Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church
242 Mt. Plesant Road
Belden, MS 38826

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