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Rejoyice Thomas

November 25, 1923 — September 7, 2023

Rejoyice Thomas

Rejoyice, who loved to be called ‘MOMMA’ by her children, MAW MAW or Mamou Maw Maw by her grandkids, Aunt JOY  by her nieces/nephews and Mother Rejoyice to many in the community. Rejoyice  departed her loving family at her home at the age of 99yrs old.

Rejoyice was born on Sunday, November 25, 1923 to Kellie and Lorida Matthew.

Rejoyice was mother to eight children and leaves behind five living children; Janice Marie Whitehurst (Ray), Garland, TX ; Louanna Henderson of Garland, TX; Kines Thomas (Rose) of Mamou, LA; Mary Ann Captain (Ted) of Kinder, LA; and Julia Nell Lewis (Baron) of Forney, TX. Two siblings; George Ann Young of Beaumont, TX and Arthur Neville of Houston, TX.; 19 Grandchildren, 29 Great Grandchildren and 12 Great, Great Grandchildren.

Rejoyice was preceded in death by her loving husband, Inies Thomas.  Three sons, Fanley (Florence) Thomas, Stanley and Paul Thomas. One Grandchild: Nicole Henderson and one Great Grandchild: Regaryn Joseph Reed.  Her parents, Kellie and Lorida Matthew.  Two brothers: Adam Matthew, Van Lewis and George Neville and one sister: Priscilla Freeman.

Rejoyice was baptized at an early age and was a dedicated/faithful member and Mother of the St. Paul Baptist Church, Mamou, LA.  She was a faithful citizen of many social and civic  organizations in the Tri-Parish area.
 
At the request of the family, visitation will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at St Paul Baptist Church 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A Celebration of Life will begin at 11:00 AM. Rejoyice will be laid to rest in the St Paul Baptist Cemetery.
 
Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
 
Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements.
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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, September 9, 2023

8:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St Paul Baptist Church

1300 5th St, Mamou, LA 70554

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 9, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St Paul Baptist Church

1300 5th St, Mamou, LA 70554

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Burial

Saturday, September 9, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

St Paul Baptist Cemetery

1300 5th Street, Mamou, LA 70554

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