Carmen Ercelle Thomas, 95, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, in Jackson, Mississippi. Her family will be scheduling a celebration of her life at a later date. Mrs. Thomas was born and raised in Hazlehurst, MS. She loved and cared for her family with excellence. Her children remember her as a GREAT mother! She was known for her enormous generosity; in fact, once when she noticed road workers struggling in the heat of a Mississippi summer, she went home and prepared them some ice water and snacks. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, playing board games, reading, writing, and making sure everybody was fed. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Thomas; her parents, Marvin Phillip Chance and Effie Virginia Marler Chance; daughter, Ercelle Marie Thomas; sister Alice Tello Chance; and grandmother, Alice Lenora O’Neal Marler. Those left to cherish her memories include her son, Daniel “Butch” (Kelly) Thomas of Morgan City, LA; daughters, Gale Ward of California, Sue Ellen Thomas of Florence, MS, and Lenora Dianne (Roy East) Thomas of Florence, MS; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-great-grandchild.