Eloise Thomas, 87, went home to be with the Lord on November 9, 2020. She was born on April 30, 1933 in Selma, Alabama to Robert and Ethel Stevens. Eloise is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ethel Stevens and Annibelle Smith; sister, Ruth Black; brothers, John Smith, Nate Smith, and Buddy Smith. Eloise leaves to forever cherish her loving memory, husband, Sterling Thomas, Sr. "Bo"; son, Sterling Thomas, Jr. and his wife Tammy Thomas who was like a daughter; daughter, Gwen (Kevin) Petway of Akron, Ohio; grandchildren, Antwan McGhee (Marlena), of Munford Alabama, Ramar Gooden, Cameron Thomas, Vernon and Adrian Daley all of Akron, Ohio; brother, Alzonia “Dumpty” Smith of Youngtown, Ohio; cousins, Ernestine and Sam; sister-in-law, Leartis Jordan; nephew, Bobby Thomas; special friends, Cleothis Johnson, Lela Phillips and Verlene Anderson and a host of other relatives and friends.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family and condolences may be sent to the family in c/o Rhoden Memorial Home, 1101 Palmetto Ave., Akron, OH 44306.
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