Tommy Thomason Obituary, Death Cause – Mr. Tommy Lee Thomason, son of the late Ella Mary Wells; was born March 16, 1948, in Greenville, SC. Tommy was proudly raised by his late grandparents, Carrie Sue and Jessie Thomason. He attended Sterling High School. He migrated to New York in the 70’s for a better life and more opportunities. There he would create and live a fruitful life, working hard to raise his seven children. He earned a living as an independent trucker, traveling across the Tri-State Area for over thirty years.
Together they traveled and owned successful businesses, a clothing store, a trucking company, and a soul food restaurant. Affectionately known as “Uncle Tommy,” “Mr. T,” or “Pops”: if you knew him then you knew he was a man of wisdom and love. He enjoyed sharing stories of his life experiences to teach others. Tommy also enjoyed dancing, playing pool and cards, and having a good time. His infectious laugh will be sorely missed.
A devout Christian, and man of God Tommy became a member of Rush Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Jamaica, NY; where he served as a member of the EGI Ensemble, Men’s Choir, Male Usher Board and Steward. He continued his journey growing closer to God under the ministerial leadership of Rev. Melvin L. Tate. He joined St. Peter’s AME Church, under the ministerial leadership of Rev. Leon R. Maxwell when he relocated to Walterboro, SC. Tommy spent his days on the phone talking to his favorite uncle Allen Thomason, and enjoyed spending time with his wife Rebecca, whom he shared a wonderful life with.
During the morning hours of Wednesday: March 29, 2023, a “golden heart” stopped beating, and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and so much more; transitioned from mortal to immortality, as he departed from the shores of time. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Shana Thomason.