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Age 23, Employee of All My Sons Moving Storage, 2007 Graduate of Eastside High School who currently attended Santa Fe College, left this earthly scene on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
Calvin was President of BOLD (Brave Overt Leader of Distinction) Organization. His leadership was instrumental in establishing the organization. A few of his responsibilities were to assist in making sure that 32 young men found employment, became drug free, and he helped young men between the Ages of 17-24 enroll in school. As the great leader he was, he always put his fellow brother before himself. He was the best example of "I am my Brother's Keeper". Calvin participated in many community service events - from neighborhood cleanups, Martin Luther King Week, SISTUHS Inc., mentoring the youth at Reichert House Youth Academy, volunteering with the Black on Black Crime Task Force and had speaking engagements with countless community and public committees. Calvin spoke on behalf of the youth and young adults in the City of Gainesville. Of all, Calvin holds the best title known to man..."Friend".
The Homegoing Celebration will be held 2:30PM Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church (Gainesville, FL) where Rev. Dr. Lamonte Newsome is Pastor, with Pastor Janice Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Serenola Community Cemetery. Mr. Thomas will be viewed at the Funeral Home on Friday 2:00-7:00PM - At the Church on Saturday 30 Minutes prior to the Services - And with the Processional. The Procession will form at his and his Grandmother's (Evang Ernestine Thomas) residence, 1100 SE 20th St, Gainesville, at 1:45PM.
Calvin will continue to live in the hearts of: Son - Tyee Thomas; Mother - Alicia M. Thomas; Father - Calvin Samuel FL; Grandmothers - Evang. Ernestine Thomas and Violet Brown (all of Gainesville, FL); Siblings - LaShaye Samuel, Jasheria Samuel, Richonda Samuel, Caleb Samuel, Lawanda Samuel, Melvin Samuel and Calvin Samuel; God-Parents - Toney & Alithian Johnson of Gainesville, FL and Pastor Janice Phillips of Selmer, TN; And a host of Aunts & Uncles; Nieces (Da-Niyah Johnson, and La-Naysha Samuel) & Nephew (Devonte Gordon); Cousins & Friends.
Arrangements Entrusted To: DUNCAN BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME, 428 NW 8TH Street, Gainesville, FL.
Published in Gainesville Sun from May 3 to May 4, 2012