Floral 21


August 22, 1946 ~ June 9, 2019 (age 72)


Life Reflections 

Ernestine Deniece Smith Thomas

Mrs Ernestine Deniece Smith Thomas was born on August 22,1946 to Ms Erlena Smith in Shreveport, Louisiana.

She confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Hurricane Bluff Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pater Sam Stills. Where she served faithfully as Youth Director, President of the Deaconess, and Choir member. She later united with the Peaceful Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor R. Timothy Jones, where she attended faithfully until her health failed.

Sis Thomas graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana after graduation she attained her Cosmetology license from Herlene Williams Beauty School.

Sis Thomas married the love of her life, Mr. Melvin Thomas on December 11, 1966 and to this union three beautiful children were born.

Sis. Thomas was employed at Shumpert Medical Center in Shreveport, and later became a teache rin the Caddo Parish Public School System. She taught disable students at Oak Park Elementary School.

A wonderful life came to a  close on Sunday June 9, 2019 at 6:30am at the Bradford Assisted Living Facility in Shreveport.

She is preceded in death by her husband Mr. Melvin Thomas.

She leaves to cherish her beautiful memory, her loving mother Mrs. Erlena Thomas (New Boston, TX) her wonderful son, Melvin Leonard (Felicia), her dedicated daughter and caretaker Jacqueline, and her very dear son Eric all of Shreveport, Louisiana. One brother Dave Survine (Sharon), and one sister Berna Jean Thomas (Walter) of Many, LA. Eight grandchildren, Shurvella Williams (Darnell), Shamanique Hawkins, Carlos Jr, Alicia, Hannah, Megan, Jonathan Jr, and Melvin lll, all of Shreveport, LA. Two great-grandchildren Jordan and Aleah Hawkins. And, a host of in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and loved ones. 

And she shall rest at

Carver Memorial Gardens

498 Kennie Rd

Shreveport, La 


Twenty-Third Psalm

 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.


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June 13, 2019

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Precious Memories Mortuary
4015 Greenwood Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71109

Funeral Service
June 14, 2019

1:00 PM
Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church
8200 Saint Vincent Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71106

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