Donnell Thomas is a life long resident of Roanoke Rapids, NC. He received his formal education from Weldon City Schools. Mr. Thomas was called into the Donnell Thomas is a lifelong resident of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He received his formal education from Weldon City Schools. Mr. Thomas was called into the Army in 1969, serving two years and nine months. While he was in the Army. He received extensive training in medical and dental fields. Mr. Thomas is now a retired railroad train conductor after 21 years of service with CSX Railroad. He has also been an insurance agent for the past 13 years and a Tahitian Noni Juice Distributor. He is a lifelong member of the NAACP ad a member of Twilight Baptist Church, where he serves as a Treasurer and trustee Chairman. He has enjoyed working in the insurance industry at H.D. Pope Funeral Home since 2002.