JUNE 5, 1958 – December 26, 2020

You are forever in our hearts and minds. Your wisdom and beauty is in each of us. The journey with her may have come to an end but the love she gave has just begun.

Love, your husband Arthur Sr., children Arthur Jr. (Farrahn), Melanie, grandchild Greyson, sisters Cassandra and Kathi, aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Melzetta Elaine Cornett Thomas

Melzetta Elaine Cornett Thomas, 62 of Mint Hill, North Carolina, affectionately known as “Laney”, “GiGi”, and “La La” was called home to God’s Kingdom on Saturday, December 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 05, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio to Wade and Ellena Cornett.

She graduated from Jesup W. Scott High School in 1975, joined the US Army on January 15, 1981, was honorably discharged in 1984, and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland on May 26, 1996. She was formerly employed at Lebanon Road Elementary School until her illness.

Elaine was a dedicated member of Henderson Grove Presbyterian Church and she played an essential role on the Women’s Ministry. She enjoyed traveling, family, running, dancing, playing games, music and sports. Her parents, brother James, and sister Acquanetta (Nina) preceded her in death.

She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Arthur “T” Thomas, son Arthur Jr. (Farrahn) Thomas, Atlanta, GA, daughter Melanie Thomas, Mint Hill, NC; grandson Greyson Thomas, Atlanta GA; sisters Cassandra ( Lee) Byers, Houston ,TX, and Kathi Cornett, Toledo, OH; aunt Mildred (Mimmie) Hale, New Kensington, PA, uncle William (Bill) (Marcia) Cornett, Louisville, KY, brother in law William Felder, father in law Arthur White, sister in law Armita Thomas and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, bonus kids, and Godchildren.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be hosting a repass.

Burial will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Alzheimer’s Association.