Obituary for George Blakely Thomas
St. Matthew 5:4
Blessed are they that mourn: they shall be comforted
Mr. George Blakely "Gebe" Thomas, 62, of Newton, NC, passed away, Sunday May 14, at Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, NC. He was born in Iredell County on May 27, 1954, and was the son of the late Samuel "Sam" Paul Thomas, Sr. and Ina Colleen Morrison Thomas. He was married to Ernestine Robinson Thomas, who survives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Samuel "Booster" Thomas and two sisters, Margaret Kathleen "Pap" Thomas and Susie Thomas Morgan.
He was attended South Iredell High School and at an early age he attended Zion Welsey AME Zion Church. He was a cook and worked with Mom and Pops Restaurant for several years. He also owned his own business, BT's Connecitons, Inc. in Hickory.
In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish the memory of his life one daughter, Anita "Neet" Robinson of Statesville; five grandchildren, Shawanda Robinson, Blake Robinson, Jazmon Thomas, Forcsha Flynn, and Lonnie Robinson, all of Newton; eight great grandchildren, Zhariya Robinson, Zhamari Robinson, Jakyla Robinson, Aziya Robinson, Jalen Taylor, Jazriah Taylor, Nasir Robinson and My'Aya Williams; his siblings, William Ike (Joanne) Thomas of Charlotte, Steven "Keith" (Barbara) Thomas of Bradenton, Fl, Mitchell "Shay" Thomas of Hickory, Carrie "Keita" (Larry) Gabriel of Statesville, Harold "Leon" (Jane) Thomas of Wilmington, Charles (Wendy) Thomas of Sherrills Ford, Manassen "Nasseh" THomas and Andrew "Jim" Thomas, both of Troutman; two aunts, Emma Jean Huggins and Myrle Thomas, both of Statesville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Rev. Marcus Williams will officiate and Pastor Brenda Robinson will eulogize. Members of the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.
Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family.