Rev.John Mark Thomas

Passed 02/26/2021


Obituary For Rev.John Mark Thomas

Rev. John Mark Thomas, age 88, of Athens, GA passed February 26, 2021.

A private funeral service will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 at Black Spring Baptist Church with interment in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Public viewing, Thursday 3-6 PM, and visitation with the family 3-4 PM, at the funeral home.

Survivors include: children, Greg (Kay) Thomas, Phillis (Dwight) Cunningham, Wanda (Chris) Whitehead, Douglas Thomas and Johnnie Edwards; siblings, Diane (Cleophus) Atwater, Martha (Sanki) Thomas, Jackie (Bobby) Phillips and Sandra Thomas; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook and stream online at

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  • To the Thomas family may you continue to walk with God, and may His mercy be with you. Praying for and with you in your time of grief. Margaret Weems Pettus

  • A legacy of Love By Charity L is for love of all people. Uncle Mark never met a stranger, he made many of us smile or laugh. A man Full of love and unafraid to show it. E is for energetic, he was a hard worker. It didn't matter how he was feeling he was going to work. We would come down to visit and had to go on jobs with him just to get as much time as we could. G is for God-fearing. He recognized early on what God's expectations were of him as he led other disciples to Christ for over 50 years A is for admiration, a man of inspiration for many, a walking testimony of love, Faith, and strong will C is for Caring. He cared about people. A man of generosity. Giving whole heartedly Y is for yielding, A man of many gifts and talents, knowledge and wisdom. A sower that would plant seeds of wisdom daily in everyone he spoke with. The Bible tells us that we should know others by the fruit they bear, Uncle John Mark Thomas beared the fruit of the Spirit. A man that has been an example of how to show genuine love for the generations that have come behind him and we are so grateful to have had an awesome example of that love. We love you Uncle Mark and we will miss you ♥️♥️♥️

  • Blessing and peace be to the family in knowing that John Mark is with the Lord. Oh how wonderful! Cousin Deborah Espy in New Jersey

  • Prayer Peace an Comfort during this difficult time. Love You Uncle Mark, Rest In Paradise Kisha Missouri

  • My deepest condolences to the family of Rev. Thomas. He was such a blessing to my family. He will be missed. Annie Sims & Family

  • You're going to be truly missed and want to say to the family we love y'all and god has received a good man Richie family

  • My heart is heavy to hear the passing of this solider for the Lord. He was a man of few words but was a preaching machine that stood on the word of the lord. There is only one Pastor Mark Thomas. Father, give this family as well as his church family the comfort and peace that need in this season. Pastor T.D. Pierce Sr. and Family.

  • Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. the Jennings Family.

  • Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning be blessed praying for the family

  • May you find Peace & Comfort in God's arms during this difficult time. The Hawks Family

  • Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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