On Thursday, December 30th, 2021, Felicia "Lisa" Thomas answered the call of God. Felicia Thomas, affectionately known as "Lisa" was born Wednesday, April 17th, 1968, at Mercy Hospital in Benton Harbor Michigan to the late Dortha Williams and Jim Coburn.
At an early age, Felicia was a member of her Uncle Jessie's Church where she directed and sang in the church choir. She also attended Boyton Elementary School and then went on to graduate from Eau Claire High School in Eau Claire Michigan. Upon completion of high school, Felicia found a career as a manager in the Restaurant Industry as well as Retail management. Felicia was well known for giving back to the community through her former employer Walmart by blessing others with jobs, food, toys, monetary gifts, etc.
Nearing the end of her career, the Lord charged Felicia with the responsibility of tending to the elderly. She worked for The Whitcomb Tower Senior Citizen Residence for several years where she showed true compassion by helping the elderly to ensure that they would receive good to the great quality of life. During her time with the company, she inspired, motivated, and ministered to anyone that would listen. Felicia's passion was simply to help those who were no longer in a position to help themselves.
Lisa fell in love with the Lord when she joined the Word of Truth Deliverance Ministries in the year of 2000. On November 19th, 2000, she was baptized in the precious name of Jesus Christ and was filled with the Holy Ghost. She later became Youth Pastor led under the direction of Bishop James & June Hightower. She had an extraordinary gift with the children. She understood them and they definitely understood her. At any time, the children would act out, she would simply say "Keep it up and I'm gonna give you a Pumpkin Head". The children knew what that meant. Today that same joke is still mimicked by the children she dearly loved. The children in the church had such an overwhelming love for Sis. Felicia.
Felicia was also known for her cooking. She loved to cook for church events and families. She had the best-tasting spaghetti, lasagna, and dressing that everyone made a big deal about. She was always encouraged to box and sell her food items.
Lisa also loved nothing more than to spend good quality time with family, especially the grandchildren. The relationship she had with them was impeccable with a bond that would never be broken.
Lisa leaves to cherish her fond memories: Her loving husband of 30 years Sean, their 3 children: Waquilla Whitfield/Vernon Smith (Kalamazoo, Mi), Seon Thomas (Kalamazoo, Mi), Kevon/Jayladine Thomas (Benton Harbor, Mi), Goddaughter Mariah Thomas (Benton Harbor), 5 grandchildren: Ja'Niyah Smith, Kaylee Thomas, Isaiah King Thomas, Kevon Aamir Thomas, Vernon Smith III. brothers: Gary Williams/Paula (Poplar Bluff, Mo.), Terrell/Tonda Williams (San Antonio Tx.), Orlando Williams (Colorado Springs Co.), Chris Dillard (Hammond LA), Michael Davis, Flody Lee Davis Jr sisters; Sinderlyn Mackey-Dillard (Hammond LA), Cassandra/Fred Burnett, Dinah/Raymond Coburn-Hall (Benton Harbor, Mi), Kimberly Davis (Benton Harbor, Mi.) Karen, Jackie, and Patience Davis (Chattanooga, TN). She also leaves a host of nephews & nieces and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Dortha Williams, Father, Jim Coburn, father-in-law, Barton Thomas, Son Trey Sean Thomas, Siblings: Jimmie, Yvonne, and Shawn Coburn.
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