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Aug. 5, 1948 - Jan. 1, 2017
VILLE PLATTE- Visitation for Hayward Thomas will be observed from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017 at St. John Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. in St. John Baptist Church of Ville Platte. Interment will be in St. John Memorial Gardens in Ville Platte. Rev. Freddie Jack, Pastor of St. John Baptist Church, will officiate the home going celebration.
Thomas, 68, who passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 in Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte.
Thomas leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Stephanie Thomas of Ville Platte; one son, Verone Thomas of Lake Charles; five daughters, Rashema Antoine, of Lake Charles, Ashanti Thomas, Jasmine Thomas, Shanita Edwards, all of Ville Platte, and Charita Edwards of Lake Charles; eight brothers, Elwood Thomas (Dorothy), Charles Thomas (Dee), all of Ville Platte, Kirk Thomas (Pat) of Angleton, Texas, Raphael Thomas (Iris) of South Bend, Illinois, Nathaniel Thomas (Emily) of Seattle, Washington, Donald Brown (Theresa) of Crosby, Texas, Jerry Thomas of Houston, Texas and Harry Thomas (Mary) of Chataignier; four sisters, Jean Jolivette of Ville Platte, Gloria Green (Johnny) of South Bend, Illinois, Judy Thomas of Beaumont, Texas and Patricia Arvie of Lake Charles; and 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Thomas and Mildred Thomas and two brothers, Henry and Paul Thomas.
Williams Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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