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Walter Thomas

Walter Thomas

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Walter “Tino” Thomas was born October 2, 1938 in Nashville, TN and went home to be with the Lord on October 10, 2020 in Erie Pa. Walter grew up in Nashville then moved to Detroit, MI as an adolescent to live with his Auntie Nobella Thomas. Walter was a very smart young man that skipped grades throughout high school. Walter completed school and then entered the military in the Air Force. Walter went on to meet his wife Katherine Thomas. Walter and Katherine shared and cared for six children. Walter worked on cars as a mechanic and loved working with his hands as a carpenter. Walter was also known as a professional student because he obtained many certifications over the years in fields like, welding, construction, and truck driving. Walter moved to Gary, Indiana where he worked in the Operation of Engineers and the Construction Industry. Walter went on to meet Mary Hosey in1972. He and Mary shared five children. Walter moved to Erie, Pa in 1987 and worked as an engineer at Kaiser Aluminum. Walter was saved as a young man and again as an adult. He was a faithful member of Victory Christian Center where he resides under the teachings of Bishop Dwayne Brock. Walter was a man that cherished his family. He was the go to person when you needed to talk to someone. He always knew what to say no matter what the circumstance. He was humorous, kind, intelligent and always put a smile on your face. He was preceded in death by his mother Magdelene Thomas-Simmons  and stepfather Herold Simmons, brothers Richard Simmons and Nobel Marshall Simmons, his son Walter Thomas Jr., his granddaughter Trinese Hosey and great grandson Trijuan Williams. He leaves to cherish his siblings Samuel Thomas, Maggie Herolene White, Edward Simmons, Herold Edward Simmons Jr, Nobella Simmons, Charlene Simmons and his children Arneal (Elaine) Thomas, Kathy Thomas, Carol Thomas, Ignacio Thomas, Brian Thomas, Brennan Thomas, Chequeta (Steven) Knight, Tikedra Thomas, Valetta Hosey, Sheila (Ellis) Bryant and Levetta Hosey. He will also be missed by his multitude of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Walter was loved and cherished by all. He was an inspiration to many family members and friends. Walter will be greatly missed by all.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    World of Life Christian Church
    Address
    660 Hess Avenue
    Erie, PA 16503
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    World of Life Christian Church
    Address
    660 Hess Avenue
    Erie, PA 16503
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Carol Thomas

Posted at 12:00am
My father Walter  Thomas  was a loving kind man full of joy and laughter. His love for God almighty and his children & grandchildren he loved so much.??
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Cedrese

Posted at 12:00am
So many memories granddad that you left us with, but what stands out the most is the unconditional love that you spread. And believe it or not on your resting day your love was present l love you forever and will always cherish our many conversations 
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Maggie Harolena Simmons White

Posted at 12:00am
A Tribute to My Brother Walter Praise be to God, one thing I know for certain about my brother Walter is that he loved his family. I often preach and teach about love being an action word, not merely a feeling. The Bible tells us that God is love. We are also to love one another as God has loved us. I’m talking about that agape love, unconditional, sacrificial, undeniable love. Not based on the actions of another, that healing kind of love that gives rather than always taking and receiving. You can tell the people of God by the love they have for their brethren. Only two commandments were given to us by God that He’s holding us accountable for: The 1st one is to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, mind, strength and everything that’s within us. And the 2nd commandment God has given us is to love one another as Christ has loved us. I loved my brother and I know my brother Walter loved me and he loved the Lord. I have been thinking about heaven for quite a while now, for the past couple of months I’ve been thinking about heaven. In fact, I preached a sermon two Sundays ago that was titled “Heaven Is On My Mind”. Little did I know then, when I was preaching that sermon, that Jesus was on His way here to have my brother pack up and go back with Him. Jesus is coming back again. He’s coming back for me and He’s coming back for each one of you. Are you ready? Family I pray and I hope so. God Bless you all! I love each and every one of you and pray to see you one day. This is a tribute to my brother Walter. With Love, Pastor Maggie H. White
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Maggie Harolena Simmons White

Posted at 12:00am
I will always remember my brother Walter by that radiant charismatic smile on his face. It remained the same down through the years. He truly enjoyed life and living. I will always remember you my brother.
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