Joseph William Thomas, 6 years old, died Wednesday, August 29, 2007 in Abilene. His funeral service with the Reverend Wayne Oglesby officiating will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 HWY 277 South with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Joseph was born in Ft. Worth on February 13, 2001 and was a Kindergartener at Wylie Elementary. He loved all things Spiderman and enjoyed watching movies and reading books. He was a sweet and loving child in the eyes of all who knew him.
He is survived by his parents, John and Erin Thomas; his sister, Emma Claire Thomas; his grandparents, Danny Roenna Thomas of Sylvester; great grandparents, Leon Zenita Gardner of Sylvester; aunt and uncle, Laura Joe Mac Petit of Seymour; cousins, Cole Jozie Petit of Seymour, Brook Billings of Huntington Beach, California and Summer Billings of Redondo Beach, California; along with numerous other extended family members.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Fort Worth Ronald McDonald House, 1004 7th Ave- Ft. Worth, Texas 76104, or online at www.iGive.comRMHFW; or the Childrens Miracle Network, 1900 Pine ST, Abilene, Texas 79601.
Erin, John and Emma, I am so very sorry for your lose of Joseph, he was a very special gift from God and a very special Blessing to all that knew him. My prays are with you all in this time of lose, and know that God is taking very good care of your Joseph.
Lynn FahrAbilene, TX
John, Erin, and Emma You know that you all are so special to me and my family. I hurt with you right now, and I am so thankful to have been able to get to know Joseph. He was a gift from God, and now, for reasons we dont know, God has called him home. I can only be thankful that he is now running around with no physical limitations at all, and that he is with his Nana and Grampa. I know nothing can take away the pain you feel right now, but I hope that gives you some comfort. Also, I am here for you any time, day or night. I love you
Emily ScudderHavelock, NC
God gave you a special little boy to love. He was loved by many and will continued to be loved forever. May God watch over and guide you through this tough time. Joseph touched so many peoples lives and made such wonderful memories to carry on forever. God Bless you all.
John, Erin, and Emma:
My thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow. Joseph was a beautiful boy and lived his life as God wanted. Joseph now has his wings and will follow you all through the rest of your lives. I send my love, Diana
Diana WilliamsAbilene, TX
Erin, John and Emma,
I am so sorry to hear about Joseph. I knew him through the stories that Erin shared with me and he seemed like such a special boy. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Erin, I am here for you if you need to talk.
Lisa ChaneyDyess AFB, TX
Erin, John Emma, myself and Ricky would like to extend our Deepest Sympathy to you Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers May God place peace in your hearts in due time Joseph was a precious little boy and will be missed my so many We Love You God Bless You
Love, Kayla Ricky
Kayla Crawford Richard RobinsonBradenton, FL
My Friend Amy told me about your tragic loss. I am so sorry that you are having to endure this. You do not know us but please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. My son lost his half brother three weeks ago, he was only 11. We find comfort knowing that God has a plan for everyone and that our little ones were sent to us to teach us a lesson here on earth..and when that lesson is taught, whatever it might be, God calls them home again. I hope the good memories of your little boy shine bright and help you through this difficult time. Lisa and Steve Humphrey and Jeff Pepper, Bishopville, SC
The Humphrey FamilyBishopville, SC
John, Erin and Emma,
We are so sorry for your loss. I pray little Joseph is safe in his Grandmas arms. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless,
Ty, Shellie, Abbie, Trevor and Jacob
The Neuman FamilyBellevue, NE
May God help you through this darkest time in your lives. I am so sorry for your loss.
Linda West, TX
Erin, John Emma,
Our heartfelt sympathy at the loss of Joseph.
Well keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Always remember that there are so many people who care about you and are here for you during your time of need.
Tina, Andrew, Alex Jennifer Cargile
Tina Andrew CargileAbilene, TX
I only knew Joseph through the words and pictures of his wonderful grandmother, Roenna. What a precious little boy Joseph must have been. I wish I had known him. May your many happy memories sustain you during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tina ShandsAustin, TX
My daughter Lily was in Josephs kindergarten class she was very much looking forward to being Josephs friend. Upon telling her that Joseph had gone to be with God, she said she knew his mommy and daddy would be sad, but she knew God would hug them. I am so sorry for your loss and hope very much that you will feel that hug and that it will provide some measure of comfort for you.
Kim WomblesAbilene, TX
So sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family.
Gayle ConleyAnson, TX
Joseph was a sweet little angel who blessed all that knew him. John, Erin, Emma, Danny, Roenna and all of Josephs other family members We are so sorry for your loss. We love you all.
David Paula Cassidy Zachary McWrightBronte, TX
Our hearts go out to you in this time of need. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Keynon, Janet, Emily and Christopher
Lannom FamilySan Angelo, TX
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness. Love Cody, Heather, and Cameron Schoenfeld
Schoenfeld FamilyDenton, TX
John, Erin and Emma,
May all your happy memories help to ease the sorrow that you feel. My prayers are with you.
All my love,
Hubby sends his love.
Ann SimsBowie, TX
Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Joseph was a precious child who touched each of our lives.
Dr. Paige LeMasters
Dr. Paul J. Maslanka
Dr. Tushar M. Shah
All the staff of Abilene Childrens Medical Association
Abilene Childrens Medical AssociationAbilene, TX