Sara Virginia (Hill) Thomas

July 1, 1934 ~ August 16, 2022 (age 88)


Blenheim, SC

Mrs. Sara Hill Thomas passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at MUSC Health Mullins Nursing Center in Mullins, SC. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Thomas was born in Bennettsville, SC on July 1, 1934, to the late John Dove Hill and Julia Haley Hill. She married James Philip Thomas Sr. on June 27, 1953, at Zion Methodist Church in Bennettsville. They later moved to Blenheim in 1962 where they raised their family and lived for the next 60 years. She was a secretary for the Marlboro School District for 32 years. She enjoyed volunteering at Marlboro Park Hospital and was a member of the Cross Stitchers of Clio. She joined Salem Baptist Church and served on the Missionary Society. She later joined First United Methodist Church.

 In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thomas is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Philip Thomas Sr. brother, John Dove Hill Jr. sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Goree, Josephine Usher, Helen Crenshaw; and son-in-law, Donald Edwards Sr.

Mrs. Thomas leaves behind to cherish her memories son, James Philip Thomas Jr. (Amy); daughter, Sara Catherine Thomas Edwards; four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Memorials maybe made to First United Methodist Church PO Box 456 Bennettsville, SC 29512.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2022, at Burroughs Funeral Home with burial to follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Burroughs Funeral Home.

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