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Mrs. Rematha Thomas, age 95, of Goldsboro, NC peacefully transitioned on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at Wayne UNC Health Care. Arrangements are listed under "Obituary & Service Details" tab.
Professional Services are entrusted to McIntyre Funeral Home LLC.
Rematha McCall Thomas was the daughter of the late Otis McCall and Elizabeth
Hooks McCall. She was born on September 17, 1927 in Wayne County North
Carolina. Rematha transitioned from her earthly existence to her heavenly
reward on Sunday July 16, 2023 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, NC.
Rematha was loved by her family, church, community and friends. She was
affectionately called “Mother” or “Ma” by those who knew and loved her.
Rematha was a quite humble woman who loved the Lord and cared for people.
She lived by the Gospel and stood firmly on Psalm 27 as she patiently waited on
the Lord. Surely she has received her heavenly reward.
Rematha was preceded in death by her husband Rufus Thomas, children: James
Ray Hill and Robert Lee Hill Jr., daughter in law Bettie Speight Hill, grandsons
Kenneth Lee Hill, Ronnie Earl Hill and great grandson Randy Lee Jackson. Brothers: Otis McCall Jr.
and Levi McCall.
“Mother” Rematha was educated in the Wayne County Public school system.
She resided in Philadelphia PA as a young adult where she worked in and retired
from the Hospital System. Rematha returned home to North Carolina to care for
her ailing mother. She was united in holy matrimony to Rufus Thomas in 1978.
Along her Christian journey Mother Thomas moved church membership several
times, eventually joining Elm Grove Church of Christ Disciples of Christ under the
leadership of Apostle K.D. Vaughn. Rematha served as an usher and had a heart
for outreach ministry. She often volunteered at Wayne County Services on Aging.
Her daughter in laws wrote the following: “Let me tell you something about my
mother, Rematha. She is a kind person, always giving a helping hand to everyone.
She has been given a gift from God to visit the sick and shut in at nursing facilities,
hospitals, and homes. If a person does something on their own, it will fade away,
but when God gives someone a job to do, they don’t get tired and can’t rest until
the job is done.” Grandma Rematha had a passion for shopping and loved to eat
out! One of her favorite sayings was: “I love EVERYBODY, I can’t help it, ‘cause
what God gives us, can’t NO ONE take away.”
She leaves to cherish her memory: loving and devoted grandson Randy Hill
(Christie) of Sutherland, VA, Granddaughters Edith Campbell, Jamika Hill, and
Sonja Hill of Philadelphia, PA. Grandson Brian Tramel of Philadelphia, PA.
Daughter in law Bonnie Speight Hill of Greenville, NC. Devoted great-
grandchildren: Kenneth Hill Tiffany Chestnut, Kenyata Hill, Avery Jackson and
Bryan Tramel. Very devoted friends, companions and care givers: Billy and Mary
Clark, Verna Core, Karen McCall and Bradrick “Shay” Williams. A host of other
relative’s family and friends. Special thanks to the staff and residents of
Waynesboro House in Goldsboro for being supportive and dedicated to
Grandmother Rematha through the years.