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Theodore Edward Thomas Sr., 57, a resident of Coffeeville, transitioned from earth to eternity on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Theodore was born on Dec. 15, 1964 to the late George Edward Thomas and Ella Woodard Thomas. Theodore confessed Christ at an early age and was reared up as a member of Hwy. 69 Church of Christ in Coffeeville. Theodore was a graduate of Coffeeville High School. He was a much loved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory two devoted sons, Theodore Thomas Jr. and Michael (Shayla) Thomas, both of Tuscaloosa; one brother, Fredrick (Affie) Thomas of Indian Ridge; two sisters, Catherine Thomas of Paterson, N.J. and a devoted sister and brother-inlaw Bertha and Marvin Cade of Coffeeville. Theodore also leaves to cherish his memory seven grandchildren, NiKevia and Jeremy Thomas of Jackson, Gabrielle Thomas of St. Louis, Mo., Monica Thomas of Detroit, Mich., and Lyric, Malachi and Myles Thomas, all of Tuscaloosa; two aunts, Bobbie Holley of Mobile and Aubanese Woodard of Paterson, N.J.; one step-aunt, Rosa Thornton of Jackson; three uncles, Robert (Willie) Thomas of Detroit, Mich., Johnny Frank and Cleveland Thomas, both of Chicago, Ill.; he also leaves three nieces and four nephews, two devoted, Marquavian and Mardeysia Cade of Coffeeville. Last but not least, a god-brother, Rex Pugh of Lower Peach Tree; long-time best friend/brother, Fredrick Taite of St. Louis, Mo.; a close friend and mother figure, Ms. Janie of Prestwick; with a host of other special family members and friends.

In addition to his mother and father, he was proceeded in death by his son, Jeremy Thomas; brothers, Johnny, Alex and Theodis Thomas; paternal grandparents, Robert Thomas and Irene Malone Thomas; maternal grandparents, Henry Woodard and Bertha Woodard; step-grandmother, Edna Woodard; and niece, Ashley Thomas.

Public viewing will be Friday, April 8 from 5 until 6 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Home at 203 East Ross Street. A graveside service will be Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Old Church of Christ Cemetery on Hwy. 69 in Coffeeville.

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Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct. (13-1tp)



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