He was on my mind today. Such a fun, funny, talented, beautiful, caring man. Graduated in from Andover; never forgot him. In God's care.
Mr. Thomas was a gifted musician and teacher, and a warm and kind human being. He gave me a love for the music he loved. He also taught me that men can be passionate faithful Christians; that morality can be sassy and funny, and that it is important to look to the LEFT when you are crossing a street in England. I know the works of his hands will praise him in God's Kingdom. To his family members: I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing him with countless students at Phillips Academy.
William is sorely missed. His passion for the purchase and restoration of his church home through the First African Foundation has inspired us to continue with his dream.
A great loss, we were best of friends all through junior high and college...what fond memories. May Yehovah bless him and all his friends and family
William was often referred to as "baby brother" (a childhood friend and neighbor, and choir member at First African Baptist Church). Extremely talented musician at a very young age, no surprise that he touched so many lives with his love for music.
Prayers and deepest sympathy to his family
Rest in musical peace, forever, Mr. T. and blessings to your beautiful family.
I was a vocal student of William's at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He was my inspiration into the world of music where I have lived professionally for the past 25 years. Thank you for sharing your joy of music and life with so many of us.
We miss William very much and extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family.
William brought diverse people and music together in a wonderful way. His legacy will live on for many generations.
Donna, William will forever be in my heart and was one of the kindest, most gifted directors I have ever worked with. He is truly missed but the love he shared with all will never cease. God bless you and your family.
William was a wonderful cellist and leader. He enabled choristers to sing things that they had no idea they could.
I am sorry for your brother's passing. I got to meet William a couple of weeks ago with ITN. I drove him to the airport. He seemed very likable and a humble person.
Mr. Thoams will TRULY be missed. It was an Honor to know him and become a friend. We have had many laughs, and special moments. Thank you Donna for my last words. Angel Watkins
This dear man gave the gift of music to hundreds of students at Phillips Academy. His legacy is incomparable. How we will miss him!
Iam so glad that I got to meet your brother. I was the first black tour guide at Waveland State Historic Site and was able to give him a tour of the 1860's home along with the original slave quarters. We talked then about the project that he wanted to do. I told him that I would help in any way that I could. I would like to be involved in the project because of him. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your brother was a special person.
It was an honor to care for you and to get to know about you through your family. I'm sure you brought even more beautiful music to heaven. My prayers are with your family.
Please know in your heart that I am praying for at this time. May the sovereign God bless your heart and grant you peace.