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Mr. Matthew Thomas, Jr.

April 12, 1944 ~ August 5, 2017 (age 73)
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A candle was lit by Beverly brooks Bridges cousin on August 7, 2017 11:43 AM
Message from Cheryl Parker Robinson
August 8, 2017 1:10 PM

Please accept my condolences on the loss of Matthew who was a friend for many, many years. May time replace your sadness with joy in remembrances of years spent with Matthew,
Message from The Moss Family
August 8, 2017 2:14 PM

To all the family We would like to offer our condolences during this difficult time. A comforting scripture to remember is Revelation 21:4 where it mentions these things that cause us pain and sorrow will soon be done away with. This scripture has been a comfort to us and I know it will be a comfort to you.
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A candle was lit by ( THE WARD FAMILY) Cookie, Jackie and Vernita on August 8, 2017 2:24 PM
Message from Earistean Ward Hunter
August 8, 2017 2:31 PM

To The Family:

We are so sorry for your loss.. We will remember Matt Jr. fondly, and with love for you all during thus difficult time.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Cookie, Jackieand Queen
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A candle was lit by Wylma Long Blanding on August 8, 2017 4:43 PM
Message from The Long and Blanding families
August 8, 2017 4:49 PM

My heart and prayers are with the Thomas family. Our family will miss Matthew. He was indeed an exemplary person. His legacy will continue through his sons. God bless you.
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A candle was lit by Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Cotton, Jr. on August 8, 2017 8:01 PM
Message from Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Cotton, Jr.
August 8, 2017 8:03 PM

May Time bring peace, grace bring healing and love bring comfort. With heartfelt sympathy in this time of loss
Message from M J Jarmon of Dothan, Ala
August 9, 2017 5:41 PM

My heart aches for the Thomas family to lose in death your precious loved one Matthew. Words are so limited that can give comfort, so I would like to share with you beautiful scripture where our heavenly Father, Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) invites you to throw all your burdens on Him and He will sustain you in your time of grief. Psalm 34:18
None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection.
Jesus said: John 6: 40; "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day".
Jesus said: John 5: 28; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out..."
John 11:23-25; "Jesus said to her: "I am the resurrection and the life." The one who exercises faith in me, even tho he dies, will come to life. "
Acts 24:15 enlightens us: "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous."
I pray that Jesus's promise to reunite us with our loved ones on resurrection day will carry you through the difficult days ahead and gradually replace your tears of grief with tears of joy as you reflect on your precious memories of happier times. For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you.
I pray it will bring you comfort to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
pksn_24_VIDEO The family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me at my email address:
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A candle was lit by Roslyn Harper on August 9, 2017 11:35 PM
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A candle was lit by David & Ruby Gay and family on August 10, 2017 1:54 PM
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A candle was lit by James Rudy Mims "66" on August 10, 2017 3:06 PM
Message from James Rudy Mims "66" PSI Chapter
August 10, 2017 3:15 PM

RIP dear line Brother of Psi , your work is done. " the moving finger writes and having writ moves on .nor all your .... tears wash away a word of it "
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A candle was lit by James Rudy Mims "66" Psi Brother on August 10, 2017 7:45 PM
Message from Bernice Dowdy McDaniel, Columbus OH(High school classmate)
August 11, 2017 3:46 PM

To Quinetta and Family,
May God and the angels comfort you and yours at this very difficult time of transition..
I shall always remember Mathew's robust laughter and sense of humor.
Blessings always, Bernice
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A candle was lit by Sherdian ector (cousin) my prayer are with your family on August 11, 2017 5:24 PM
Message from Michael Holmes
August 11, 2017 7:48 PM

Matthew was a friend growing up in the 50's in Atlanta. He and all of my brothers were friends. Although I had not seen him much since I left Atlanta in 1969 he will always remain in my mind as a great guy. Farewell my friend
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A candle was lit by Jenese Hill and all of the Arrington & Phillips, LLP Staff on August 11, 2017 9:51 PM
Message from P. Henderson
August 12, 2017 9:56 PM

You have my deepest condolences. May the love of family, friends, and Almighty God bring you comfort and support during your time of grief and afterward. (Ps. 83:18; Isaiah 41:10) May the hope of a resurrection right here on a restored earth bring you peace. (Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11, 29)
Message from Debora Bailey
August 16, 2017 7:13 AM

I am truly sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Thomas family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection (Acts 24:15, John 5:28, 29) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death is an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26) that will very soon be eleminated forever, and no family will mourn the death of a loved one (Revelation 21:3,4). This promise has been given by Almighty God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18). Truly, what a glorious and almost unbelievable day that will be! It's a reality though for God cannot lie (Titus 1:2). For more comforting and encouraging scriptures on the resurrection, please visit
Message from P. Henderson
August 16, 2017 4:09 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and strength from family and friends, as well as from our Heavenly Father. (Psalms 83:18) Draw close to God. He will draw close to you. (James 4:8)
Message from Jordan S
September 6, 2017 1:52 PM

My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Our Heavenly Father gives us a comforting thought when He tells us that soon death will be "swallowed up forever." (1 Cor. 15:54) Along with this, God also promises that ones who have died will be able to live again. (John 5:28,29) I hope these encouraging scriptures can bring you some comfort during this difficult time.
Message from Joy
September 21, 2017 11:29 AM

I am so deeply sorry to learn about the death of your loved one Matthew. I know that this is a difficult time for you but please know that our loving heavenly father Jehovah cares for us deeply. He assures us that our loved ones are only sleeping and that one day we will see them again by means of the resurrection. John5:28-29 Can you imagine the joy that will fill our hearts at that time?Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in the promises of God and find inner peace of mind and heart. Once again I am so sorry for your loss!
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