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John Robert Thomas

Born: Sun., Nov. 6, 1949
Died: Sun., Mar. 1, 2020


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 06, 2020
Location: Ingram Chapel / Mountain Grove AME Zion Church

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 07, 2020
Location: Christ Bible Discipleship Worship Center Cemetery

Interment following funeral service

5:00 PM Sat., Mar. 07, 2020
Location: Hillcrest Cemetery

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MR. JOHN ROBERT THOMAS, 70 of MONROE, NC passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his home.  Funeral Services will be held 3:00 pm Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Christ Bible Discipleship Worship Center, 1019 Unarco Rd., Marshville, NC

Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Monroe, NC

Visitation of family and friends will be held 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC.

John Robert Thomas, lovingly called 'Two Man", by everyone, was born on Sunday, Novembrt 6, 1949. to the late Mattie Louise Barrett and John Robert Robinson.  He entered into his etermal home on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  John is predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Lee Barrett and a sister, Jenny Ruth Barrett.

John had been a resident of Union County all of his life.  He worked hard to provide for his family and had the pleasure of retiring from Atrium Health-Union in December of 2011.

John was a die hard San Francisco 49ers fan and enjoyed watching his favorite college football team, Ohio State take the field when his 49ers wasn't playing.  

In his past time, he loved to go fishing, hunt, travel and cook!  Although his all time favorite thing to do was spoiling his two youngest grandchildren.

John gave his life to Christ in 2011 at Christ Bible Discipleship Worship Center.  Shortly after completing the new members class, he joined the Usher Board, where he remained faithful throughout the extent of his life.  He also served as a member of the Hope Chest which would allow him to pick up food from various grocery stores that would later be given out to the people in the community. 

John leaves to cherish his memory, his beautiful wife, Beatrice Thomas of the home.  John and Beatrice have been together 33 years and married for 25 years.  When asked how they stayed together for that long, John replied, "When we got mad, we'd just go to another room."  After two days, we'd make up and then there would be the peace and joy again.  

John is also survived by his four daughters, Gwen and Gwendolyn Mungo, Laquanda (Emmanuel) Chambers, all of Union County and Chaquida "KiKi" Thomas (Robin) of Phoenix, AZ; six brothers, James Lewis Hamilton, James Earl Hamilton, James Barrett III, Derrick Williams of Ohio, Stephen Barrett and Purnell Barrett, Jr., all of Union County; three sisters, Betty Miller-Henderson of California, Tammy (Kenny) Vanpelt and Tina Barrett of Union County; father-in-law, Jim Mason of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law, Ava Thomas of Union County; 9 grandchildren; two favorite nieces, Tasha Bowman and Renee (Reggie) Bowman, both of Union County; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-nephews, great-nieces, cousins and friends.

The family sends special thanks to the following; Harris Funeral Home and Cremations, Apostle David and First Lady Allen and the members of Christ Bible Discipleship Worship Center, Pastor Louis  and Brenda Lotharp and the members of God's Word Only Ministries, Pastor James and Gloria Barrino and the members of Empower Outreach Ministry, Ava Thomas, HD GANG Photography and Hospice of Monroe.


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Brenda Carelock
   Posted Mon March 02, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss, and will be praying for you and your family's strength through this very difficult time.

Sincerely, Andrew & Brenda Carelock

   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
I'm in complete shock learning about ur passing john sending my condolences to your wife and daughter during this difficult time

Sade’ Barrino
   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
To the family you have my prayers and condolences during your time of loss and the days to follow.

Devaughn & Dave Mason
   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
Heaven has received an angel! My heart weeps for his loss. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.


Devaughn & Dave Mason
49ers Fans!!!

   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
please accept our words of love and compassion and dearest condolences to the family
we pray that god sends comfort to the family , we love you thomas family

Mike Mullis
   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
Seeing this news is a jolt to me. John with his smile and laugh touched anyone who knew him. I will miss him. He was a person that made my life better. He was a person that made our community better.

Karen Baker
   Posted Wed March 04, 2020
So sorry to hear of the passing of John. You all have my prayers and sincere condolences. John was a fine man and all who knew him were blessed to have met him. Prayers for peace, strength and comfort in the many days to come.

Karen Baker

Demetric Nicole Blakeney
   Posted Thu March 05, 2020
To the Family of Mr. John, please accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time. May God surround you with comfort and peace.

Brenda Stevens
   Posted Fri March 06, 2020
My heart is with you at this time. I am Praying for you and believing in God to bring you peace at this heart breaking time.

Phyllis J Mungo
   Posted Sat March 07, 2020
My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. I pray for God comfort and peace during this time.

Ava Thomas
   Posted Sat March 14, 2020
Well Too Man is hard to believe that you’re gone , We all miss you so much our lives will never be the same, May you rest in peace, I miss seeing that smile and you joking around We love you from your sister-in-law Ava .❤️❤️❤️❤️

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