Minister Mildred Ann ‘Mom Millie’ Ward Thomas, 81, of Monessen, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Pittsburgh. Born April 14, 1940 in N. Charleroi, PA she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Washington Ward. A lifelong resident of Monessen, she graduated from Monessen High School and later worked as a seamstress for the Charland Sportswear, Speers. Minister Millie was a past member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Monessen, a member of the Calvary Gospel Chorus, an Associate Minister at Union Baptist Church, Monessen and as of late attended the Living Room Church, Webster. The fullness of Minister Thomas’ Ministry, “Embraced by His Love”, began in 1986, when she realized that the change God made in her life was being born again. She was a child of the King and an Ambassador for the Lord. She loved to share the Lord’s Word in song, poetry, healing and any other way that she could use her talents and gifts for the Glory of God.
She leaves to cherish her memories daughter Leslee Carson of Monessen, son & daughter in law James Thomas II & wife Tracy of Monessen, three grandchildren Roy Mickey Jr., Sarah Mickey, James Thomas III, great grandson Roy Mickey III, sisters Darlene Margaret Ward Pugh, Lois Jean Ward, sister-in-law Hazel Rone, and longtime companion Ernest “Jug” Potts of Belle Vernon, her Thursday Prayer Group, family, extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her loving first husband James M. 'Sonny' Thomas, five sisters Dorothy Ward Carter, Edna Ward-Gambrill, Harriet Louise Ward Wilcox, Mary Elizabeth Ward and Baby Girl Ward, seven brothers Edward Ward Jr., Albert, Ernest, Herman, Newton Edward, Donald Wallace, and Robert Fred Ward.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC at 11:00 AM with Jean Ferguson officiating. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery
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