Albert Lee Thomas, affectionately known as Big AL, was born December 14, 1952 to the late Alberta Lee Thomas and the late Abraham Johnson, Sr. He confessed Christ at an early age and joined the New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church in Prattville, AL. He departed life on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL shortly after his wife and daughters exchanged their final goodbyes.
He was preceded in death by two sisters: Kathy Johnson and Virgie Lee Thomas, a brother Abraham Johnson Jr., and a step-sister Eula Mae Battle.
He devoted his life to his family, and his greatest joy was obtained by being a provider. He was a loyal and dedicated worker at International Paper, formerly Union Camp, Prattville Mill where he was employed forty years and remaining working through the end of his final shift on the day he was hospitalized. During his time at the Mill, he was able to make long term friendships and leave a legacy of hard work and dedication. His attendance record was something he took great pride in. Prior to the decline of his health, he had perfect attendance for fifteen years in a row.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of thirty one years Rosie Pickett Thomas; Three daughters: Latrice ( London) Perry, Kimberly Thomas, and Alexus Thomas all of Prattville, AL; an adopted daughter, Kelsey Robinson; Three sons: Terry Jaffe) Pickett of Montgomery, AL and Timothy and Deondria (Monica) Pickett both of Prattville, AL; Two sisters: Edith Robinson of Prattville, Al, Rosie Banks of Montgomery, AL and Maggie (Anthony) Paylor of Birmingham, AL; Seven brothers: Edward Lee Thomas, Donald (Shadel) Johnson, Darrel Clark, and Anthony Johnson all of Prattville, AL, Frank M. Thomas of Riverdale, GA, John Wesley (Joyce) Johnson of Phoenix City, AL, and Wilbur (Melissa) Johnson of Montgomery, AL. He leaves to cherish his memories nine grandchildren: Nicholas, Arianna, Gabriella, Jerral, Christopher, Molli, Terrell, Kayla, and TJ Pickett; two brothers-in-law: Willis and Milton Pickett both of Prattville, AL; three sisters-in-law: Lizer (Darrell) Kirksey, Annie Golson, and Faye Pickett all of Prattville, AL; a devoted nephew who he raised as his own son Marlon (Cassandra) Thomas; a special niece who he cherished Franquisha Cowling of Riverdale, GA; a great niece Makayleigh Thomas of Prattville, AL, and and a great nephew Kahlill Felder of Riverdale, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; a special cousin Mary Lewis of Prattville, AL; and three lifelong friends: Ray (Eva) Robinson, Prattville, AL, William (Annette) Kezer and Mac Cau both of Montgomery, AL; and an extended family the Gillespie Family of Prattville, AL.
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