Biography: Mary Thomas, daughter of John Thomas and Ella Mae Willis, was born on October 5, 1931 in Milledgeville, Georgia. Mary graduated from Milledgeville High School and thereafter moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey. Years later, Mary relocated to Harlem. For many years, Mary was a hard worker at Manufactures Hanover.
To family and friends, Mary was known to speak her mind and didn't bite her tongue. However, it was all done in love. Mary lived life on her terms which led her to many places and many directions. In November of 1966 Mary gave birth to her first and only son, Garrett. Years later, Mary met Isaiah Seabrook, shortly after, a beautiful union was formed.
Sister Mary Seabrook was a member of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church for over fifty years. Throughout those years, she was very active within the church, having served on various boards, Mary served on the Missionary Board for thirty plus years. At one point, she served as the Vice President of the Missionary Board. Sister Mary was also a steward and class leader.
Formerly Mary was president of the Willing Workers, Vice President of the Senior Choir and Pastor’s Aide. Mary was a dedicated member of Sunday school. She loved her church as she supported it and served with love and
Most of all, Mary loved the Lord and praised Him for the many blessings He has bestowed upon her. She knew and believed in the power of prayer. One of her favorite scriptures is the 23rd Psalm.
On October 21, 2019, Mary succumbed to her illness with her son Garrett, and her honorary son, Rodney Thomas by her side. She was not alone when she gained her wings.
Mary was preceded in death by: her late husband Isaiah Seabrook, her brother Willie D. Milton and her parents John Thomas and Ella Mae Willis.
She leaves to mourn: her son, Garrett Thomas; daughter-in-law Stephanie Attia; a goddaughter, Josette Davis; step-son, James Mitchell; nephews: Lymon Milton and Desmon Milton; great-niece, Marva Mitchell; five grandchildren: Garrett Jr., Devon Oxner, Scotia Cummings, Jasmine Blackmon and Miles Johnson; and a host of other family and friends.