Carol Denise Thomas, 57, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2023. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 4, 1966 to Hardin and Lebertha Mcclair, Jr. Carol spent her early years in Little Rock, Arkansas and Toledo, Ohio before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1979, where she attended Princeton High School and Scarlet Oaks High School. Carol worked as an STNA caring for the elderly for many years until 1998 when she decided to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse. Carol endured many obstacles and persevered to graduate from Great Oak’s nursing program in 2001. She worked as an LPN and was well loved by her coworkers and those she cared for. In 1996 Carol met the love of her life and became Mrs. Rickey Thomas September 13, 1997. During this time Carol gave her life to Christ. Over the years Carol served in several different ministries including the Usher Board, Nurse Board, Missionary Board, Sunday School Teacher, and in Outreach. She served as a licensed Evangelist while under the leadership of the Late great Bishop William M. James, Pastor Joel C. James and Pastor Earl Finney where she served until the Lord called her home. January 9, 2011 Carol and her husband Rickey founded and started Higher Heights Outreach Ministry. The Apostle and Pastor diligently served their ministry impacting lives and the community for 10 years. Her grandchildren were her heart. Spending time with them was her favorite thing to do. They were the highlight of her life as she was theirs. Those who preceded her in death were her parents, Hardin and Lebertha Mcclair, her brother Darren McClair, her paternal grandparents Hardin McClair Sr. and Little Star Jones. Her maternal grandparents DeWitt Smith and Essie Lee Smith. Her uncles James and Deceasar. Aunts Rosena, Janet, Dora Mae, ONeal, and Luella. Her niece Ruth and her nephews Dorien and Delano. To cherish her memory Carol leaves behind her husband Rickey Thomas. Her mother in love Minnie Thomas. Her children Erica, Aaron(Niesha), Lavet “Tasha” and Michelle “Minnie”. Her grandchildren Rakiyah, Kiayrah, Nathan, Elijah, NaMiyah, Nehemiah, Nashawn, Isaiah, Nichylah, Anova, Naveyah A’Nyla, Da’leikh, Donayah, Faith, Hope, and Elias. Her grandniece and grandnephews Myles, Josiah and Paris. Her sister Montina(Roosevelt). Her brothers Vincent(Robin) and Christopher. Her aunts Mary, Hattie Mae, Sandra Ann, Sherry Lynn, Laverne and Bessie. Her uncles Timothy, Alexander, Raymond, Joseph, Moses, and David. Her brothers in love Edward(Marie), and Brian(Lori). Sisters in love Tina, Cathy, Margarette, Joana, Diana(Dwayne). Her nieces Robin, Dar’Nisha, Onjaie and Saya. Her nephews Madaris, Zacharyah, Christian, Christian, DaMeco, DuJuan, Deacon and Bryce. She also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends. We, her children, would also like to thank our friends who have become more like family, for loving our mother and treating her like your own. Our spiritual families, and Higher Heights family, thank you. Too many to name and we would hate to miss anyone, but please know you are appreciated and we acknowledge the place you all held in our mother's life. We love you. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Higher Ground Ministries House of Favor, 1391 Crescentville Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. Arrangements entrusted to the care of KINLEY Funeral Home.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Cincinnati, OH 45246