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VISITATION Friday, February 15, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, February 16, 2019
11:00 A.M.
St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
2504 East Chipco Street

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
 Tampa, FL 33610

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02/13/2019 08:51 PM


Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Cornette Miller Thomas, affectionately known as "Blue", 67, of Tampa passed away, Wednesday, February 6th, 2019.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 16th  at 11 a.m. at St John Progressive M. B. Church, 2504 E. Chipco St., Tampa, FL 33605. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. The repast will be held at the American Legion Seminole Post, 6918 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33604. 

Cornette was a native of Tampa, FL, born to the proud parents, Lillie C. and Henry T. Miller. She grew up surround by family and friends in “THE WEST” of Tampa Bay. Her immediate family consisted of seven sisters and five bothers. With a large family she would always have something to celebrate which had to include her love of dancing and singing to old school music.  She also loved all kinds of sports and played basketball and ran track. 

After graduating from Blake High School, Class of 1969, she would move on to join the FAMU Rattlers family. While attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) a historically black university (HBCU) in Tallahassee, FL, she would become an avid Rattler fan; graduating in 1974 with a Minor in Sociology, Major in Computer Science.  

Shortly after college, Cornette began a career with the Hillsborough County School Board, then transferred to the City of Tampa as a Administrative for over 20 years. 

She married Mr. Wayne Thomas and together they reared 7  children; 5 boys and 2 girls.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, and  going to church, where she branded the phrase "Say what you mean, and Mean what you say”. 

She is preceded in death by: her parents; sisters, Rose Marie Smith, Jeanette & Annette Spires; and brothers, Edgar Spires, and Mayfield Spires.

Those left to cherish her memories are: her husband of 36 years, Wayne Thomas, Sr.; children, Gregory Phillips (Deja), Jermaine Miller (Stacey), Gary Mitchell Jr. (Laquita), Roshanda Mitchell, Shawanda Rogers (Jermain), Ronald Thomas (Latricea) and Wayne Thomas Jr.; siblings, Varresse Rubin, Claudette Mungin, Veronica Troupe, Crystal Troupe, Pamela Johnson (Earnest), Anthony Miller, Gregory Miller (Shkeela) and Rubin Harris; In-laws, Wendall Thomas (Dorothy), Robert Thomas (Pamela), Darryl Sims (Allison), Ricky Jackson; grandchildren, Kendall, Kyle, Teshoun Phillips, Caydenance, Elijah, Giovanni  Jarrett, Janiah, Jahnaye, Equanda, Antonio Bernard Jr., Jakayla & Jakyl, Roniece, Dajuan, Roniyia, Ronald Jr., and Jaron; great grandchildren, Carmello, Diamond, Malauni and Tajah; mother-in-law, Mrs. Delores Thomas; nieces & nephews, Johnny Murray, Reginald Brown, Selena Shannon (Darrell), Patricia Howell, Bridget Riley (Tyrone), Katura Grayson, Cecelia Davis, Michael Grayson, Antonio (Gloria), Anthony (Linda) Brown, Ramanza Sanders (Michael), Regina Harris, Rochelle Miller, Tony Smith, Althea Mungin of Philadelphia PA, Shamela Tims, Veronica Troupe Jr. of St Petersburg, FL, Tammy, Brittney, Kenya, Aaliyah Miller, Kalmior Greenvige, Amari Miller, Marcus McRoy, Shamell Troupe, James Mond, Eric Worthy, Clyde Smith Jr., Noble Spires, George Mungin, Daniel Mungin, Kendra Grayson, Lakisha Grayson, Fredrika Harris, Shaquitha Highsmith, Icika Andrews, Hilton Williams, Jarvis Williams, James Mond Jr., Russell Mitchell, Ponchetta Coleman, Mario Norris (Raina), Corey Norris, Freddie Bryant and Rubin Harris Jr.; great nieces & nephews, Deonta Davis, Dontae Davis, Davonta Davis, Kenyata Lanier, Morgan Lanier, Selena Jackson, Alvineka Dewindt, Gerriah McCarthan, Gerald McCarthan 3rd, Mariyon Norris, Mario Norris Jr., and Makaih Norris; cousins, Delverna Henry, Dee Dee Hall of Chicago, IL, Roland Allen of San Francisco, CA, Wesley Hall of NY, the Hawkins, Brown, Johnson, Williams families, Charles Davidson (Shonn), Phyllis Livingston (Norman) and Patricia Gray (Charles); special friends, Peggy Williams, Evwilyn Redman, Jacquelyne Wilcox, Anbrea Blatch and Joyce Barlow. 

The remains will repose after 5 p.m. Friday, February 15 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.

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