Mrs. Sue P. Thomas, 88, of Lillington passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at her home. She was born in Harnett County, the daughter of the late Arthur Pipkin and Elsie Womble Pipkin. Sue was a graduate of Lillington High School where she was Valedictorian of the class of 1949. She was led to the Lord at a young age at Lillington Baptist Church where she played the piano for the church and the Little River Baptist Association. Sue also helped found the youth group, taught Sunday school and played the piano at Cedar Rock Presbyterian Church. She later joined Fellowship Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing the piano and supporting many ministries within the church. Sue passed her love of music to her children and grandchildren and was instrumental in building The Taylors’ gospel ministry.
Sue was also very involved in supporting farm families and the education of youth through 4-H Clubs of Harnett County. Sue was most devoted to her family and friends who fondly refer to her as “Mimi”. She will be remembered as a person full of grace, who was never too busy to lend a listening ear. Sue could be counted on to offer pearls of wisdom and a heartfelt prayer on your behalf.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Clarence Tillman “Tommy” Thomas, Jr. and grandson, Wesley David Thomas.
Sue is survived by her daughter, Cynthia T. Milton and husband, Freddie of Lillington, daughter, Sandra T. Taylor and husband, James of Lillington, son, Michael D. Thomas and wife, Carolyn of Lillington; 11 grandchildren, David Milton and wife, Sandra; Christie Yarborough and husband, Jason; Stephen Milton and wife, Ann; Jim Taylor; Matthew Taylor and wife, Lisa; Andrew Milton and wife, Sabrina; Michael Thomas and wife, Becca; Jonathan Taylor and wife, Lynsey; Suzanne Hise and husband, Aaron; Christopher Taylor and wife, Amanda; Leslie Perkins and husband, Aaron and Wesley’s wife, Jessica Thomas and 23 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday December 3, 2019 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Lillington from 1:00– 2:45 PM. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM in the church sanctuary with Rev. James Taylor and Rev. Shirley Bain officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery in Lillington.
Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church Trust Fund, PO Box 1596, Lillington, NC 27546.
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