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Deacon Donnie Lee Thomas

July 30, 1952 ~ August 12, 2021 (age 69)

Obituary

Deacon Donnie Leon Thomas, affectionately called "Duck", was born to the late Deacon Roy Lee and Helen Griffin Thomas on July 30, 1952. He entered into eternal rest on August 12, 2021 at Carolinas Medical Center-Stanly.

"Duck" was educated in Stanly County Public Schools and graduated from West Stanly High School Class of 1970. He was employed with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for many years until his retirement.

He was a very kind person who loved people. "Duck" often enjoyed yard work and helping his neighbors by mowing their lawns.

Deacon Thomas was a life-long member of Saint Matthews United Church of God, Oakboro, North Carolina. He was a member Deacon Board and Usher Board. He was a Sunday School teacher and an active member of the Men’s department. "Duck" was also a member of Oakboro Lodge #817, PHA; and former member of Royal Arch Chapter #52, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

"Duck" was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee and Helen Thomas; siblings: Rosalyn Thomas Burns, Willie Hodges Thomas, and Leonard Lee Thomas.

He is survived by his nieces: Ameshia Smith (Charles), Kia Warren (Norman), Lashunda Hamilton (Tremaine); nephews, Mario Thomas (Rachel) and Brad Jackson; a host of other family and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
August 18, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Drive PO Box 1116
Albemarle, NC 28001

Visitation
Thursday
August 19, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Saints Matthews United Church of God
513 West Eigth St.
Oakboro, NC 28129

Funeral Service
Thursday
August 19, 2021

1:00 PM
Saints Matthews United Church of God
513 West Eigth St.
Oakboro, NC 28129

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