In Memory

Mitchell Thomas

Mitchell Thomas

In the Dallas Morning News on 11/28/10 -- Thomas, Mitchell N. 58,Transitioned from Labor to Reward 11/20/10.Wake Sun 11/28 7-8:30 P.M. Service Mon. 11/29 11 A.M. both services at Shiloh M.B.C. Plano, Tx. Heavenly Gate Funeral Services

From His Family

Mitchell Nolan Thomas was born May 25, 1952, in Dallas, Texas to the parentage of the late Benjamin Franklin and Frances Virginia Thomas.

Mitchell accepted Christ at an early age and joined Shiloh Baptist Church under Reverend L.H. Harper.  He attended the Plano Independent School District and graduated in 1970 from Plano High School.  Upon graduation he attended East Texas State University for one year.  Later Mitchell joined the Armed Forces and received an honorable discharge in 1975.  While in the service, Mitchell accepted his calling to the preaching ministry of Jesus Christ and was ordained at Shiloh Baptist Church by Paster C.S. Trimble.

Mitchell graduated Valedictorian from DeVry School of Electronics and was employed by Rockwell International for 20 years as an engineer.  After his retirement from Rockwell, Mitchell worked for the Democratic Party of Collin County and volunteered for other organizations.  Mitchell was a devoted father and gradfather and they were the joy of his life.  He coached all his sons' football teams through PSA.  He also was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan, and although is sons graduated from Plano East, he was a Wildcat "ride or die."  He was faithful to his siblings, assuming the leader role after the deth of his parents.

Mitchell married Joyce Ann Crockett and from this union four children were born and left to cherish his memory:  Justin of Plano, Texas, Derrick (Kacy) of Wylie, Texas, Veronica and Vernon both of Plano, Texas.  He also leaves two grandchildren Zaeria ann and Dallen Mitchell, and three sisters, Toni, Dollie, and Areail. 

Acknowledgement from the Family

Don't let Mitchell's final decision define the man he was.  Let this be a lesson to us to hold all our family members close.  Daily, talk to them, not at them, and more importantly, listen:  not just with your ears but also with your spirit.  Remember to forgive others just as Christ through his death and resurrection has made forgiveness available to us all.