Freddie Thomas, 83, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 2.
Thomas was born on October 1, 1927 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He was a resident of Rockaway for the past five years. As a minister he founded the Starlight Church of God In Christ with Albertha Thomas as First Lady.
He is survived by his children, O’Jetta, Norma, Carol, Francine, Anthony, Irene, William, and Monique; sister, Rosalie; 27 grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren; two sisters-in-law, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield Gardens, New York.