June 3, 1923 ~ November 20, 2019

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Ollie Mildred Thomas was born to John and Carrie Brooks on June 3, 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She was one of nine siblings.

She attended Crispus Attucks  High School.  Mildred was  married to Fred E. Thomas on June 17, 1941.  To this union were born 12 sons and 8 daughters.

Mildred was baptized and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost on January 20, 1951, at Christ Temple Church where she was a member for many years.  In 1980 she placed her membership at Grace Apostolic Church where she remained the rest of her life.

Mildred had a great sense of humor. When asked how she was doing she would  reply, “pretty and  good”.  She became known to many at Grace Church as “Ms. Pretty and Good.”   She was an avid Scrabble player and won matches at Grace Churches annual     picnic and whenever invited to play at get-togethers.  She continued playing into her 90’s.  She liked to travel and did so with her children at various times to different states.

She loved her immediate family as well as her church family.  Being a woman of great strength and godly character she was loved and respected by all who knew her.  Mother Thomas was very generous.   She would help out her children as well as the saints.  She had what she called her “little black book”.   If you borrowed money your name was in the book until you paid off your debt.  She faithfully supported the church in tithes and offerings, and taught her family to do the same.  She gave to missionaries and to the church missionary fund.

Sister Mildred was a true saint of God and lived the life before her  family.  She was a prayer warrior and through the years was vigilant in praying for her family, the church, and  others.  She was faithful in the disciplines of Bible study, fasting, and church attendance.  Rarely did she ever miss a Sunday morning service.

She was known affectionately by members of her family as Millie Moo,” and  will  always be remembered as a woman who loved God.  Her kind ways and quiet strength have left a legacy to be passed down to the generations.  She will be greatly missed by her family and those who knew her.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred E. Thomas, and sons, James, Dennis, Stephen, Brian, Mark and Vincent.

Sister Ollie Mildred Thomas departed this earthly life on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the age of 96 years, 5 months and 17 days young.  She leaves to cherish her memory, a sister, Catheryne Brooks; daughters, Carolyn Rouse, Pamela Thomas, Mary Thomas, Carmel Roseberry, Gina Harding (Howard), Karen Washington, Rita Key, and Lisa Bellamy (Howard); sons, Michael (Judy) Thomas, Arthur Thomas, Ronald (Gloria) Thomas, Timothy (Frances) Thomas, Fred (Connie) Thomas, Jr., and Cort (Teresa)  Thomas; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren,  nieces and nephews other   relatives and friends.

 

Services

Visitation: November 30, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grace Apostolic Church
649 East 22nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Funeral Service: November 30, 2019 12:00 pm

Grace Apostolic Church
649 East 22nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202


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  1. To the Thomas Family,
    We were sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. May God comfort your heart during this time of grief. From the Evans Family

  2. Grandma…A person that meant everything. She stood in the gap for me countless times, she would say “Cara you know better” her correction was kind. She would come to my rescue early as 2nd grade to hold the bullies off of me. But one of the last events she came to for me she said “Cara you moving on up like the Jeffersons 😊” Grandma I know you’re with Jesus but I promise on everything on that great day “WE will dance around King Jesus”. I loved my grandmother and have no regrets I was good to you and you were always good to me.
    Not goodbye I’ll see ya later in glory.

    Your oldest granddaughter
    Cara

  3. Eager Guest said it best~ “I would rather see a a sermon than to hear one any day…I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell me the way.”
    Thomas family-what an amazing example God gave your family, and the world, in the person of Mother Thomas.
    Bless you family. You have our sincere prayers for comfort and peace.💞

  4. Her obituary displays the legacy of a beautiful, Godly woman who raised a wonderful God-fearing family. My prayers and love are with each of you.

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