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Lafayette Thomas Sr. YARDLEY, PA - Lafayette Thomas Sr. a resident of Yardley, PA for the past 70 years passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at home with his loving family close by his side. Lafayette was 89. Lafayette was born and raised in Merry Oaks, NC; and attended the Pennsbury School District. He was enlisted in the United State Army/World War II. He later worked as a Horticulturist for 55 years. He was a faithful member and Deacon of Community Baptist Church. Lafayette loved the Philadelphia Phillies, sitting on the front porch, and family gatherings. Lafayette had an extensive knowledge of various plant and tree types. He entertained family and friends with his humor and was cared for by his daughters throughout the duration of his illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Thelma Thomas (Briggs), four sisters Juanita, Lucille, Mazie, and Maryanne. Also his two sons, Michael L. Thomas Sr. and Lafayette Thomas Jr. and grandson Larry A. Thomas Jr. He was son of the late Arlila Thomas (Austin) and Willie Thomas. Lafayette leaves behind: his son Larry A. Thomas Sr. (Madelyn) of Langhorne, PA, four daughters Gail P. Thomas, Valerie D. Thomas and Leslie M. Thomas of Yardley, PA, and Tracey A. Walker (Lawrence) of Mount Laurel, NJ. He is also survived by his sister Gloria M. Thomas of Yardley, PA. Lafayette will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren, Christine M. Thomas and Terry A. Thomas of Bristol, PA, Michael L. Thomas Jr. and Frances Y. Thomas of Trenton, NJ, and Lance V. Thomas and Ashley M. Thomas of Yardley, PA, and Shawn Thompson of Philadelphia, PA, 13 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Funeral service will be 11am Fri Aug. 22, 2014 at Community Baptist Church 129 Pennsylvania Ave Yardley, PA. Relatives and friends may call from 9am until time of service at the church. Rev. John R. Saunders Pastor will officiate. Interment Ewing Cemetery Ewing, NJ. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family will gratefully acknowledge memorial gifts in Lafayette's name to the One Penn Center at Suburban Station 1617 J.F.K. Blvd, Ste 700 Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Published in The Trentonian on Aug. 20, 2014
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