Biography of Thomasema Pannell
Raised to Thomas R. Pannell Sr. and Viola E. Pannell of Roosevelt, Long Island, New York – Thomasema was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and raised in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York. Ms. Pannell was educated in the public schools of Harry D. Daniels, Washington Rose and Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School, Roosevelt, New York.
Later, Ms. Pannell continued her education at Virginia Union University, Northern Virginia Community College, Central Texas Community College, National Louis University, Central Michigan University and The University of Phoenix. Pannell obtained her Associate Degree (General Studies), Bachelor’s Degree (Business Management), Master of Science Degree (Human Resources Administration) and is currently enrolled in the Doctorate Program, University of Phoenix.
Pannell is a veteran after serving more than twenty years of active duty military service. She has received training in several Department of Defense Programs and Joint Military Training.
Pannell has been honored with several service medals, service ribbons, certificates of appreciation, letters of recommendation and the Presidential Service Badge.
Pannell is divorced and the proud mother of four children: Rod, Kaila, Isaiah and Isaac. Pannell resides in Raeford, North Carolina, where she retired from her military service.
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Book Reviews 2015
DENTON PLACE: TABLES TURNED
Without reservation I would recommend this book. Thank you so much for giving me a taste of what I have to look forward to in your 2nd release!!!!!
Gerald R. Granger (Hempstead, New York)
This book is a must “Readers Digest” for those striving or going thru some storms. Don’t let the title fool you into thinking that this is just lightweight reading material. Oh no, not all – this book is heavyweight, deep wounded with everlasting scars that’s now being revealed due to Julia’s courage and relationship with God which now allows her to take the bandages off. Jesus wounds were present and revealing on the cloth that wrapped his body. I’m speaking as an intelligent, strong black man, soldier, leader and father when I say this book is medicine for Men and Women. It touches on my past as well. I’m proud of Ms. Thomasema Pannell for not being selfish but revealing and writing to help others and for ‘Letting Go’ and Allowing God to use one of her talents. So, Frances, keep writing, just keep writing….ROUGH RIDERS FOR LIFE!!!!
Cyrus Hairston aka Blade (Roosevelt, New York)
Denton Place was excellent. A must read! Can’t wait to see what takes place with Julia in the next novel.
Ketha Nash (Manisfield, Ohio)
Good luck on your second book and may God bless you and guide you on your life’s journey.
Sandra Jones (Columbia, South Carolina)
Growing up and becoming a young lady in suburban Roosevelt, Long Island, New York was tough for Julia….too many relationships shattered by selfish acts of boys to men she encountered. This is a must read leaving the broken hearted with strength and hope through biblical scripture.
Alfreda Williams (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Excellent book…A reality of life’s experience.
Charita Smith (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
I am riveted by the intense topic addressed by the author. The scope tends to touch upon the life of every woman. It is the personal summary of pain shared by so many women. I was lost in the electrifying truth of this book. The author captures the challenges of modern womanhood.
Cleola M. Davis (Army Lieutenant Colonel. Retired)
A must read. An inspiring book that lifts the veil on what is experienced by many young women. Julia’s story is encouraging because it also shows a path to healing.