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October 29, 1940 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Mother Elizabeth Thomas affectionately known as “ET or Liz”, was born on October 29, 1940, in Opalocka, Alabama. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Dave Esaw and Hattie Mae Barnett. Mother Elizabeth Thomas was called home to be with the Lord on November 11, 2023.
Liz matriculated through the public school system that included PS. 42 Elementary School, Cardoza Middle School, and Far Rockaway High School. She enjoyed working and retired from Motor Vehicles, United States Post Office, and Metro Transit Authority in Manhattan, NY.
Liz attended church at a young age at Zion Baptist Church and House of Faith Church of Holiness in Brooklyn, NY. After her move to South Carolina, she attended High Hill Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC, Greater Refuge Temple COGIC, and House of Praise, pastored by her late brother, Elmo, in Columbia, SC.
Liz was a pistol and enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved her family, the Whispers, and was an avid sports fan. She played for the Monterey softball team in the women’s softball league as an outfielder and she played in all five boroughs. Liz also coached women’s softball and was a diehard Atlanta Braves baseball fan. She loved to and knew how to dress; it was her thing. Liz was also a great cook, loved to bake and was known for her famous mouthwatering pound cakes.
In addition to her parents, Liz was also preceded in death by her sons, Robert, Craig D., and Anthony W. Thomas; daughters, Charise N. Rogers, and Rosilyn Y. Thomas; brothers, David Esaw and Elmo Thomas, sister, Annette Thomas; grandchildren, Shareiff D. and Shaffon E. Thomas, and son in law, Woodrow Dixon.
Liz leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her precious memories four loving daughters, Rochelle Dixon, Robin Gains, Cheryl and Hattie Thomas; brothers, William Thomas, and Emmanuel Esaw; sister in law, Celeaster Thomas; grandchildren, Kenya, Kenneth, (Destiny), Anthony (Indira), Rosilyn, Treasure, Kascha, Junior, Quira, Tamara, Kadeem, Charisma, Raven, Cherish, and Anthony; great grandchildren, RJ, AJ, CJ, Jace, Cameron, Alan, Jaiden, Christian, Janelle, Javier, Jason, Denise’s, Amir, Zakai, Kyia, Jamison, Torie, Madison, Mason, Malia, Julian, D’Angelo, and Honesty; her childhood best friend, Helen Smith; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends all of whom will miss her dearly.