In Yale New Haven Hospital, Sept. 24, 2005, Zadie Bell Thomas, 81, of New Haven, wife of the late Walter R. Thomas, mother of Geraldine Thomas of New Haven and grandmother of Patricia, Philip and Mark Silver Thomas and Bonita Hunter and mother-in-law of, Margaret Thomas of New Haven. She was predeceased by a son, Richard Walter Thomas, four brothers and two sisters. She was born April 16, 1924 in Carlisle, SC, a daughter of the late Curtis and Essie Sims Hodges. She was an elementary school teacher in South Carolina before moving to Connecticut. She was then a cleaning lady at BP Products in Hamden. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness, Edgewood Park Congregation, Hamden for over 50 years. Funeral service Sat., Oct. 1 at 10:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Sat. from 9-10 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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  1. Family- I am sorry to hear about the loss of my aunt Zadie. I also want to apologize that me and my family could not make it up to Conn. to show our support in person. However, you were and always will be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!……Leanna Merritt(Tay) and family

  2. Hello family, I just want you to know my prayers and love is with you in this time of sorrow…Sorry I can’t be there for you, but remember I love each one of you very much..May the Lord bless and keep you…Laurette

  3. Some 15+ years ago Zadie was our cleaning lady and I’ll always remember her as such a fine,gentle lady. I know she will be missed but also remembered for the lovely human being she was. ——Lyn Gradoville

  4. To the family of my great Aunt Zadie, I would like you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Deanna

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