MICHAEL ANTHONY THOMAS
May 27, 1961 - September 11, 2016
Michael Anthony Thomas, 55, was born May 27, 1961 in Dermott, Arkansas to Silas and Lillie Pearl Thomas, Sr. He was educated in the public schools of Dermott, Arkansas and relocated to Kansas City, Kansas during his early adulthood. He later made his home in Kansas City, Missouri. “Mike,” as he was affectionately called was a laborer in construction. He also worked at St. Ann’s Cleaners in Kansas City, Kansas.
Mike was a loving person and had his own way of doing things. He was a great father. He loved laughing, having a good time, and spending quality time with his family.
On January 11, 1984, he was united in marriage to Tressie Cooper and to this union four children were born. They were blessed to become a blended family with nine children. She preceded him in death.
He departed this life on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. His father, Silas Thomas, Sr., four brothers, Floyd Ray Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Silas Thomas, Jr., and Larry D. Thomas, two sisters, Bonnie Q. Williams and LaVerne Thomas and grandniece, Ceirra Thomas all preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory nine children, Christina Thomas, Michael Anthony Thomas, Jr., both of Miami, FL, Calvin Thomas, Warren, AK, Jermaine Thomas, Tamisha Thomas, Precious Thomas, Miguel Thomas, all of Kansas City, MO, LaDenia Cooper, St. Louis, MO and Robert B. Forman, Kansas City, MO; mother, Lillie Pearl Thomas; two brothers, Ronnie and Jerald (Laura); four sisters, Evelyn Breckinridge, Annie Mae (Joe), Annette, and Lisa Faye Thomas; sister in-law, Georgia Thomas; twenty-two grandchildren and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.