May 14, 1963 - November 17, 2016
Toni Sarah Thomas entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Palmetto Baptist Hospital. Born in Queens, New York, she was the eldest of two children to the late Nathaniel Lee Clark and Lorraine Lillian Potter and was raised by her maternal grandmother Sally Parker. Toni attended both Julia Richman High School and the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan. Fond of the arts, yet too shy to consider performing full time, Toni attended Queens College. After marriage and relocation to Columbia, South Carolina, Toni and her husband came to Christ together, worshipping at the Columbia Church of Christ where Toni sang with the “Sisters of Harmony” and the church choir. The move to Columbia brought a new career direction with Toni working as a medical assistant in the field of dermatology before joining the team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina where she was a much beloved and integral part of the team for over thirteen years. Always one to help others, Toni also gave of her time to community building pursuits and awareness campaigns particularly HOPE Worldwide and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Overcoming her shyness, Toni indulged her passion for music by singing and dancing in addition to her other favorite pastimes of reading and travel. Some of her favorite destinations include: Hawaii, the Bahamas, and Florida as well as Myrtle Beach and other local getaways. Preceded in death by both parents and her grandparents, Toni leaves to cherish precious memories her husband, Darrell Anthony Thomas of the home; two daughters: Shardae Katrina Thomas and Faith Morgan Thomas, both of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters: Tamara Clark and Paris (John Parker) Clark; two brothers: Charles (Michelle) Martin and Omar Martin; as well as a host of other relatives and dear friends. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 107 Westpark Boulevard # 150 Columbia, South Carolina 29210.
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