Her education includes Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, the Master of Science degree in Elementary Education, the Master of Science degree in Adult Education, and Education Specialist Degree in Elementary Education, all from Jackson State University. Her further studies were at Jackson State University, Tougaloo College, and Mississippi College.
Teaching experiences include Holy Ghost Catholic Schools, Hinds Community College, Rankin County Schools and Jackson Public Schools. Mrs. Thomas retired from Jackson Public Schools in May 2001.
Mrs. Thomas memberships include MEA Association, lifetime member of Lanier High School Alumni Association, Jackson State University Alumni Association, Mississippi Retirement Association, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association, and The Women Association and Civic Club.
Mrs. Thomas is an active member of Progressive M. B. Church, Mass choir and inspirational choir. She is married to Mr. J C Thomas and parents of one son and 4 grandchildren.