In Memory of



Obituary for Julia Thomas

Julia Thomas was born December 30, 1943 in Mobile AL. She was one of two children born to the late Mary and Herodies Thomas.

Julia departed this life March 9, 2024 at Loyola Hospital in Maywood IL. One brother, Maceo Benson preceded her in death.

Julia confessed hope in Christ at a very early age. She was baptized at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Donaldsonville, GA under Pastor Reed. A few years later she relocated to Chicago IL and joined Christ Tabernacle M.B. Church under Pastor David Ford. 7 years ago she joined Holy Corinthian M.B. Church, in Maywood, IL under the leadership of Pastor Keenan Bond where she remained until her death. She was also involved in the Church's "Love and Action" Bereavement Ministry and Intercessory Prayer Team.

Julia worked at Maclean-Fogg in Franklin Park, IL for 42 years before her retirement. She was a very busy retiree. She was an avid league bowler and bowled with Monday Morning P. O. Mixed until 2023.

Granny or JuJu as she was affectionately called leaves to mourn her loss, daughter Latonya (Sean) Howery Broadview IL, twin sons Danny Thomas and Darryl (Marva) Thomas all of Chicago IL. She was the mother of many more besides her own; adopted daughter Kesha Barksdale and God-daughter Julia Williams. Siblings Para Thomas Chicago IL, John (Gina) Benson Bloomington IN, Mildred Bowden Newark NJ, Dianne (Jim) Robinson Miami FL, Robert (Myriama)Thomas; Johnnie Mae Gully, Pensacola, FL; Verdell Murphy Pensacola, FL; Dorothy Chapman -Appleton, WI; Sharon Chapman -Hattiesburg, MS; God-Sister Katie William, Chicago, IL; Special Sisters: Barbara Howery, Chicago, IL and Beverly Rogers, Flossmoor, IL; Grand Kids: Winorva, Danielle, Jaylen, Trenton, Daniel, Dillion and Nate. Great-Grand Son Jayden. 28 nieces & nephews and a host of great nieces and nephews.

Thank you to the entire William Family for 50 + years of unconditional love.

Lastly, but so special Regina Stamp, her personal Caregiver and friend thank you for all the love that you showed her. We love you so much.