Rhodes & Northern, Owners
 -Family Owned and Operated-




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 Friday, February 9, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
11:00 A.M.

First Baptist Church of West Tampa
1302 North Willow Avenue

Garden of Memories
4207 North Lake Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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 02/07/2018 07:56 PM


The beautiful, Thadetta "T" Ponds-Sylvester, peacefully passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the tender age of 47. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 10, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of West Tampa, 1302 N. Willow Avenue, with Reverend Dr. Rayford Harper, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories

Thadetta was a native of Tampa, FL and a resident of the Tampa Bay area for 47 years. She received her formal education through the Hillsborough County School System, where she excelled in her studies. Being a scholar allowed her to further her education with the University of Phoenix where she attained her Bachelor's and Master's degree.  She worked for many years in the health and insurance industries.  Thadetta was preceded in death by: her daughter, Baby Evionna Jane Baroulette; her father, Thaddeus Ponds Sr., and her brother, James Kelvin Ponds.

She leaves to cherish her memory: 2 daughters, Jalecia Billingsley (Ricardo) and Evionna Pearly Mae Baroulette; 2 sons, Jarheal Sylvester and Emanuel Baroulette; devoted mother, Lillie Mae Igles; 1 grandson, Markihe Anderson Jr.; 3 brothers, Otha Gainey Sr. (Wife Yolanda), Artis Ponds Sr. (Wife Nicole), and Thaddeus Ponds Jr. (Wife Sherry); 1 sister, Debra-Ann Thomas (Husband Tony); special friends, Gwen McCarthan, Tonya Wright-Stevenson and Shavon and Jermaine Thompson; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

The remains will repose after 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave.

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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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