Annie Mae Thomas was born October 27, 1927 in Brookhaven, MS to Frank and Mary Lou (McDaniel) Scott. Annie attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Hill, where she accepted Christ. She passed away peacefully on December 30, 2019. Annie was affectionately known as “Grammy.” She was giving, loving, warmhearted, and had a nurturing spirit. Annie was a homemaker and cared for many children in the community. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, and gardening. Annie had a “green thumb” and was able to bring any plant, fruit, or vegetable to life. Annie was also an exceptional cook, who cooked using ingredients grown in her garden. She didn’t believe in using recipes and was known for her scrumptious meals and desserts. Her infectious laugh, loving smile, and nurturing spirit will forever be missed.
Annie was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Thomas, Sr., her parents, Frank and Mary Lou Scott, her brothers, Paul and Willie Scott, and sisters, Jurlean Reid and Geneva Smith.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Scott of Flint, MI, her children, Zattie Mae Thomas, Martina (Jerry) Page, Nathaniel (Stephanie) Thomas, Jr., and Lorraine (John) Bolton all of Joliet, IL. Her precious memory will be cherished by her seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, including her “surrogate daughter,” Vintora King; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, also a special nephew, James Collins, of Flint, MI and Betty (Niecee) Moore, of Joliet, IL, who she cared for as her own.
In closing, the family extends a heartfelt "thank you" to Ms. Stella, Joliet Area Community Hospice, and Minor-Morris Funeral Home for taking wonderful care of Grammy.
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