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Beverly Thomas

Widowed Supervisor - Biography


Beverly ThomasBorn in Detroit, Michigan, Beverly Thomas shared her artistic talents as a musician for many years. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education, Wayne State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Organ Performance, University of Michigan, with additional work there toward her Ph.D. in Educational Administration.

As a Detroit educator, Thomas taught vocal music. Her administrative positions include having served with distinction in Detroit public schools as Department Head of Fine Arts and Foreign Language at Mumford High School, and Principal of the award-winning Renaissance High School.

An accomplished pipe organist, Thomas has performed in organ concerts throughout the United States and parts of South Africa. Coursework at Union Theological Seminary in New York in Sacred Music and Organ Performance added to her musical skills.

Traveling with her husband, Bishop Robert Thomas, Jr. (Retired), the 107th elected and consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, she worked with him in South Africa as a missionary, the 8th (Mississippi and Louisiana) and they completed their tenure of Episcopal service in the 4th Episcopal District which is "home" for them.

Currently, Thomas is enjoying popularity as a professional artist, exhibiting her paintings throughout the United States, South Africa, Namibia and Canada. She is a Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a Life Member of the NAACP. Thomas is extremely proud of the Beverly Thomas Scholarship Trust in South Africa and other scholarship efforts established under her leadership in the 8th and 4th Episcopal Districts. Each scholarship program was established through her efforts and sale of prints from her original artwork.


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