Melvin Thomas

Sunrise: September 17, 1947

Sunset: January 5, 2019

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, God called Melvin Thomas, our beloved husband, godfather, brother, uncle and friend home.

Melvin Thomas was born on September 17, 1947 to the late Gladys Thomas in Washington, LA, where he was reared. He attended Paul Lawrence High School, where he received quality education. Melvin enlisted in the United States Navy after High School. After the military, he worked for the Norfolk Navy Shipyard and retired after 34 years of service

Melvin and Juanita met in August 1969 and married on July 3, 1971. Melvin became a member of the New Hope Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Herman Clark, Sr, where he became an ordained Deacon. He later moved his membership to New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Barnett Thoroughgood.

He leaves to cherish the joyous memories of his life to his loving wife of 47 years, Juanita Thomas, two sisters, Dorothy Comeaux (Homer) and Elsia Curry, two brothers, Joseph Turner and James Thomas, three sisters in laws, Glenda Coleman (Stanley), Deborah Jones, and Carlotta Pyant (Raymond), one brother in law, Mark Hines (Fonda), three aunts, Lillie Mae Jackson, Joyce Guient, Elnora Drawsand, and one uncle, Felix Young, and a host of nieces & nephews, friends and extended family members.

Viewing Friday, January 11, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:00am New Jerusalem COGIC 118 Bishop Thoroughgood Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Shirley Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA says

    Heartfelt condolences to Juanita and the Thomas family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

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    Reuthenia Happy Clark says

    Juanita, please know that the entire Clark family has you in prayer. We are lifting you up and praying God’s strength and comfort for you and all who knew and loved Melvin. Please remember that we are here for you and we love you.


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    Ansell V. Hollowell says

    I am glad to have had the pleasure to work with Melvin and can say without a doubt that he was a good man and our prayers and best go out to his family and friends…Rest in Peace Melvin!

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    Shirley Colden says

    My most sincere condolences to the Thomas family. I worked years with Melvin in B1475 in the shipyard. He was always a joy to work with. A fine man of GOD. He made me laugh a lot. He will certainly be missed. I’m truly blessed for having known him. The Thomas family will be in my prayers. Rest in Heaven Thomas.
    Shirley from Radcon

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    Dr. A D LILLARD says

    Sis. Juanita, please know that I am praying for you and the family. May the peace of God continues to comfort you and the family during this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you. Dr. A D Lillard

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