Madelyn D. (Asbury) Thomas

Born: Mon., May 29, 1950
Died: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: John Wesley AME Zion Church

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: John Wesley AME Zion Church

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“Your sun will set no more, Neither will your moon wane, For you will have the Lord for an everlasting light, And the days of your mourning will be finished.” Isaiah 60:20
On Monday, October 22, 2018, Ms. Madelyn Deborah Asbury Thomas, age 68, was called home to rest. “Red”, as she was fondly called, was born May 29, 1950 in Uniontown, PA. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carrie Lynn Thomas.
Madelyn attended Fayette County schools and graduated from Uniontown Area Senior High School. She confessed her faith in Christ at an early age and attended John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church where she found a great love for gospel music. She was a member of an Uniontown area choir called Voices of Love. Most recently, she attended Interfaith Church, where she was a member of the Group Change Choir.
Madelyn loved and cared about all who crossed her path. She always had time and an ear for listening to others and hands to make generous amounts of delicious food. She put her heart into cooking and baking and found immense joy in seeing her loved ones and friends fill their bellies. She was always singing because she loved music and never shied away from bowling, one of her favorite pastimes.
Madelyn’s family warmed her heart most of all. She adored her brothers, sisters, and extended family. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and greatest joy.
Madelyn will be missed deeply by many.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son, William Edward Thomas, Jr.; her daughter, Christy Noel Thomas; daughter-in-law, Hilari Ann Thomas; five grandchildren: Arianna Cheyenne Smith, Alexis Michelle Norris, Phoebe Jayden Thomas, Micah Nathanael Thomas, Asher Mathias Thomas; four brothers: Ricky Asbury, Terry Asbury, Alexander Asbury, Torin Asbury; two sisters: Michelle Norris, Kelly Asbury; one step-sister, Mary Jane Asbury; and a host of friends, whom she considered family.
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38 - 39

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St. Paul's A.M.E. Chhurch
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018

To the Family of Madelyn D.(Asbury) 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. Debbie will be missed by everyone.

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

   Posted Wed October 31, 2018

Numbers 6:24-26 New King James Version (NKJV)

24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’

James N. Kemp
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
To the family of the late Debbie Asbury Thomas.I will always remember that smile even when I would go to Lane Bryant to pay on my mother's Bill and she would ask me what are you buying today. With that smile so always remember Debbie by keeping her in your heart all the days of your life. May God bless and keep you all the days of your life. Sincerely James Kemp

Eva Grace (Haas) Broadwater
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
Although I haven't seen Debbie in many years, I will always remember her, especially her laugh. We were in high school together (UASHS class of '69), we were both section leaders and both sang soprano in the chorus. She could often be found at our house practicing for her solos in the Christmas Cantata, and the Spring Show. I don't know what all she has been through since we last talked, but I wish her much rest and peace in the next life.

Gwen A Marbury
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
A beautiful person is now at rest and peace. Prayers and condolences to the families. Gwen A Marbury and children Geneen & Nikkal

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