AIKEN, S.C. – Mrs. Marie Thomas, age 97, was born in San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago. She passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Jackson-Brooks Memorial Chapel with Deacon Bob Waters, officiant. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Pearl (Steve) Raphael and Linda Thomas, both of East Orange, NJ. She leaves to cherish her memory: four sons, Franklyn (Samella) Beckles, Aiken, SC, Nathaniel (Linda) Beckles, Stanford, Ct., George Beckles, East Orange, NJ and Claude Beckles, San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago; 14 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home Wednesday after 3 PM.