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02/13/2019 08:51 PM
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
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
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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