Eurisha ‘April’ Leola Thomas

Eurisha “April” Lelola Thomas, 31, of Nahunta, passed away suddenly Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Memorial Satilla Health, Waycross. 

She was born June 12, 1987, in Fort Huachua, AZ to the parents of Benjamin Earl Thomas and Rosalyn Williams Thomas.

She was a graduate of Brantley County High School class of 2005 where she was an avid and enthusiastic hospitality industry member.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Janie Grady; grandfathers, Roscoe Williams Jr., the Rev. Robert L. Williams and John Bo Doyle; an aunt, Tina Doyle-Spates and godfather, the Rev. Bruce Roundtree. 

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, two daughters, Malauni and Marli Thomas, Nahunta; parents, Benjamin Earl Thomas Sr., (Tammy), Columbus and Rosalyn (Gary) Tootle, Glennville; three sisters, Teri Thomas, Valley, AL, Ben’Nisha Thomas, St. Petersburg, FL and Malaysia Thomas, Columbus; two brothers, Benjamin Earl Thomas Jr. (Dallas), Fort Campbell, KY and Silas Williams, Glennville; nieces and nephews, Elijah, Chrislyn Rae, Javonte, Victor, Jasmine and Jamiayah; three grandmothers, Lelia Cooper Doyle, Nahunta, Ruby Doyle, Millen and Mary Williams, Augusta; aunts, Willie Mae Doyle, Folkston, Kerry Williams, Angeanette West, Faye Attical and Lisha Hill; two mother/aunts Angela (Thomas)  Cooper and Janice (Robert) Roberson, both of Nahunta; uncle, Larry Champion; godmother,  Vivian Gilchrist, Nahunta and a host of other aunts and uncles; three special god-sisters, Jerica Parrish, Kaylee Edgy and Tangee Hall; three god-brothers, Brad Thomas, Gerald and Travis Hall and a multitude of cousins and friends who truly loved and will miss her. 

The family is receiving friends at the home of her aunt and uncle, Angela and Thomas Cooper, 105 Hall St., Nahunta. 

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, from the New Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 901 Ossie Davis Pkwy, Waycross, where the Rev. Jackie Hooper is pastor. Pastor Stanley Evans, of the Greater New Miracle First Born Church, Nahunta, will deliver words of comfort to the family.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery, Waynesville.

She will lie in repose at the church from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour Saturday.

The cortege will assemble at the Cooper home, 105 Hall St., Nahunta, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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