Robert Lee Thomas was born February 6, 1929 in Plaucheville, LA. He was the second of five siblings born to the union of Moses Sr. and Lu Ethel Madria Thomas. The first born, Moses Jr., and both parents preceded Robert in death. Robert and his family moved to Monroe, LA in 1949 where he and his siblings grew up. Robert graduated from Booker T. Washington Elementary School. As a teenager, Robert liked traveling. Every summer Robert would “run off” from home to Texas, Wisconsin and Florida. However, no matter how far he roamed, he knew that he had to be back in Monroe by September for the start of the school year. He knew his father did not play and would find him wherever he was and Robert did not want that. Robert graduated from Myles High School of Sterlington, LA in 1959, and moved to Los Angeles, CA that same year. Robert was baptized in 1950 and became a member of Friendship Baptist church under the stewardship of the late C.J. Nash. Later Robert served under the stewardship of Reverend K. Long of Los Angeles. Soon after relocating to Los Angeles, Robert met and fell in love with Anna Jean Knight. They were joined in Holy Matrimony in 1963. To this union was born two sons, Robert Jr. and Steven. Anna Jean also preceded Robert in death. Robert furthered his education and received an Associate Degree in both math and business. He began to work at Bishop’s Market in Beverly Hills, CA where he went from delivering groceries to Manager of the store. Robert then went on to obtain his Real Estate license and began to work for Century 21. Robert retired as an Aircraft Interior Installer for McDonnell-Douglas. He took great pride in whatever he did. Robert was the consummate family man. He and his wife “Jean”, at one time or another, received all of Robert’s sisters and brothers into their home when they began their transitions from Louisiana to California. He was good hearted and good natured. He may have been hard on himself but never on anyone else. Robert will certainly be missed by all who knew him. There are not enough words to give Robert his proper dues. Robert leaves to cherish his precious memories two sons, Robert L. Thomas Jr. and Steven G. Thomas and one daughter Janice J. Thomas of Los Angeles, CA. One brother, William M. Thomas of Downey, CA, Two sisters, Cora Thomas of Hawthorne, CA and Katie Thomas of Los Angeles, CA. Two aunts, Cora Matthews and Vasthi Haynes of Cotton Port, LA. Eight grandchildren, Robert L. Thomas III, Joseph D. Thomas, Kieko Star Thomas, Tonay Queen, Christina L. Thomas, Luz L. Thomas, Stephanie M. Thomas and Catrina L. Thomas. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

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  1. A dear friend for many years will truly be missed. I shall never forget him playing trombone imitating Elvis Presley, “You Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog.” Robert E. Goldsmith

  2. TO: Katie & Cora Although I did not know your brother, I hope that you all can find some comfort in your many special memories and in the thoughts of the happy years you shared together. With Much Love & God’s Continued Blessings.

  3. My brother is truly missed. He called me everyday. When I get home in the evening, the phone would be ringing before I opened the door. He would ask what took you so long to get home and do I have any checks in the mail. Robert has a special place in my heart alone with mom, dad, sonny, Terrence and Roy.

  4. Margie Coleman and myself Anetria Thompson would like to send your family our prayers and condolences. Our thoughts are with you and please continue to let your hearts be encouraged and of good strength. My mother is Robert’s first cousin, one of the twins from Leather. Please, know you have our love. Sincerely, Margie, Anetria, Stephanie, and Jackie

  5. The Healthcare Partners Medical Grp 601 Site would like to send their condolences to our employee Katie Davis and the entire family. You are continuosly in our prayers. God Bless You

  6. Uncle Robert, You are now in a better place, where we all well meet you some day. But until then we will remember all the good about you and the things you did for us. With me not living in L.A. we did not see much of each other, but I know when ever Dad and I would come down to visit you would always make sure you came to see us. I want you to know you are missed and I love you.

  7. we would like to give our heart felt sympathy and share your grief in the loss of Mr.Robert L. Thomas…With much Love from Jack And Sarah Washington, along with children,Jerry Lynn,Tammie and Shatonna Washington..We LOve you guys…

  8. To the family of Robert Thomas. Robert was a friend of mine for many year, Robert and I met many year ago on a bus to vegas and became friends and we have been friends ever since those of us who knew Robert as a friend had a friend for life. I will surley miss Robert and our phone conversation so to the family you are in our prayers. Felena and Pumpkin.

  9. My deepest condolences to all the family. Grandpa Robert helped me so much with all the girls. I’ll never forget how he always came by or called asking about his little hurricaine. (Catrina) We all miss him so much, especially his granddaughters: Cristina Leatrice, Luz LeAnna, Stephanie Marlaysha, & Catrina Leiloni Thomas Love Always, Luz & The Girls

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