Hubert Thomas Jr, was born February 14, 1945 in Selma, AL to the late Hubert Thomas Sr. and Evangeline Thomas. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Summer Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Hubert later moved to New Orleans and joined the St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Benjamin Maxon, where he served faithfully as an usher. He later joined the Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. James Pernell, where he also served as usher, keeper of the keys, and loyal deacon. After the passing of Rev. Pernell, the church was blessed with a new pastor- Rev. Herman Williams III. Hubert’s loyalty to the church continued as he and Rev. Williams became best friends. Hubert graduated from R.B. Hudson High School in Selma, and later attended Wenonah Trade School. In belief that a man should work to earn his own money, Hubert’s first job was with Uncle Jesse in his upholstery shop. From there he worked in a mechanic shop, a sewing factory, the lawn mower plant, Sodexo, and Sears, where he retired after more than 25 years of service. Although he worked in various places, Hubert’s love and hobby was to repair cars. His motto was “If it’s dead, I can raise it. I build cars for the highway, not for the by-way.” Hubert met and married the love of his life, Deborah Perkins, at St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church on September 4, 1982. They went on to enjoy 38 years together, while raising their two beloved sons, Danny and Floyd. Traveling is what Hubert enjoyed most, and his favorite holidays were Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hubert and Deborah were approaching their 39th wedding anniversary when God called him to his heavenly home on Saturday, August 8, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving, caring and devoted wife, Deborah; close friend and sister, Renda; brother, Jesse Thomas; cousin/brother, William Sonny Doc Henderson, Jr.; sons, Danny (Sherry) and Floyd; a son from a previous marriage, Anthony Thomas; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Hubert is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services honoring the life of Hubert Thomas will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10:00AM at Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church, 4722 Coliseum Street, New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until the hour of service.
Final resting place, Selma, AL.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.