Bryant Mark Thomas, Sr.

Born: Tue., May 27, 1958
Died: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 09, 2017
Location: Lantz Funeral Home Inc.


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 09, 2017
Location: Lantz Funeral Home Inc.


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Apostle Bryant Mark Thomas, Sr., 59 of Connellsville, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, went to be with the Lord passing away peacefully with loving family by his side on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

He was born May 27, 1958 to Gerald and Carmella (Watkins) Thomas who are now deceased. 

Bryant was a missionary and evangelist who traveled to Guatemala and was active in Abundant Life Church. He was an avid Steeler fan and he loved his family and friends. He was employed by Fayette Resources.

He is survived by his children: Bryant Thomas, Jr. (Jackie), and Sean Thomas (Alexis); grandchildren: Nyaa, Nova, Aria, Nasir, and Zahavah; siblings: Jerry (Jeanie), Marsha (Calvin), Darryl (Mary), Lisa, Tracy (David), Vicki (Eddie), George (Lilly); stepmom, Estelle June Thomas; special friends: Sharon Thomas, Wendy Peterson, Garrett and Michele Howard; Goddaughter Carmella Bias; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Tammy & Dan Harshman
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
Bry and Sean you have our deepest sympathy, stay strong, if you need anything we will be there for you

Love Tammy and Dan

Pastor Tim & Karen Sawyer
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
My Brother. You are at rest now. Your fight is over. We will take it from here. We will fight again together on another day when we ride that white horse in victory with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to put the Enemy in his place once and for all! Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Brian and I were class mates. He will be missed by many, including me and my wife Karen. We love you Brother! God Bless!

Bob Kennedy
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
Bryant Jr. and Sean, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I was stunned when I heard the news. Your father was a great man that played an active role in helping me to turn my life around for the better. Both you and Sean were also active role model to my sons in their youth. I regret that I will not be able to attend the services but my prayers are with you. If you ever feel the need, I will be available for you. I can still be found on the sidelines at the gym. Love you both.

St. Paul’s AME Church
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
To the Family of Bryant Mark Thomas;

There isn’t any way to prepare for the loss of a family member. Suddenly, the loved one you had always turned to is gone. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of memories become your comfort.

You have the condolences of the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church as you make your way through this passage. It won’t be easy, but you can rely on the support of all your friends and church family. May you be filled with faith and hope even in the midst of inescapable grief, and find comfort in and with each other. Bryant will be missed by everyone.

Words cannot adequately express our sympathy, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bryant must have been a remarkable person. Just look around at his family and friends that are here to celebrate his life and his Home Going Service.

“Don't weep at my grave, for I am not there, 
I've a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I'll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free, 
Playing tag with the wind, while I'm waiting for thee.”


In His Service Always,


Rev. Alfred L. Thompson
And The Members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

Kim Martin Curry
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
To the Thomas Family,

I can only imagine the grief you are feeling as I feel like the bottom ha fallen from under me. While Bryant and I had not kept in constant contact, we always knew we would be there for the other if ever needed. Now that Gentle Giant is in heaven with Jesus and I’m glad he’s at rest free from the pain this illness brought him. You have my deepest condolences during this most difficult time. May the peace of God which passes all understanding surround each of you and comfort and keep you during the difficult days ahead. You are all my family and I am yours and I will be here should you need me. I love you all more than much! 💜

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