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Inita Nicole Thomas

October 30, 1983 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 35)

Inita Nicole Thomas, 35, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 7:45 A.M. December 23, 2018 in Peoria, Illinois. She was born on October 30, 1983 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Michael Hamilton and Tammy Thomas.

Inita is survived by her father, Michael Hamilton and wife, Susan of Saint Louis, Missouri; mother, Tammy Thomas of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandmother, Audrey Kibler of Mount Vernon, Illinois; sons, Equentin Harris of Galesburg, Illinois, and Amarion Durham of Carbondale, Illinois; daughters, Lazadrea Thomas of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Juanita Thomas of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Serenity Avant of Memphis, Tennessee; granddaughter, Lakely Harris of Galesburg, Illinois; brother, Ian Hamilton of Mount Vernon, Illinois; sisters, Deona Lumpkins-Webber and husband, Jeremy of Bloomington, Illinois; Sharice Thomas of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Erica Johnson  of Belleville, Illinois, and Alyssa Brown of Mount Vernon, Illinois; maternal aunts and uncles, Renie Kemp and husband John of Palestine, Texas, Reganold Thomas and wife Nicole of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Bruce Thomas of Texas; maternal great-uncle, James Spearman of Florida; paternal aunts and uncles, Tasha Adams and husband Tony of Galesburg, Illinois, Phillip Mayfield of Akron, Ohio, and Tiffany Edwards of Saint Louis, Missouri; and maternal great-uncle, Arnold Richard Todd of Houston, Texas. 

Inita was preceded in death by her grandparents, Juanita Spearman, Howard Robertson, and Lee Kibler.

Inita worked as a waitress at Ryan’s, Bob Evans, and Little Caesars. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Tineka Doggan Officiating. Repass will follow at 1:00 P.M. or directly after the memorial service at Inglenook Farm Bed and Breakfast in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Call Newell Funeral Home - Mount Vernon at 618-246-0100 or visit for further information.

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