Avionne Jamani "Avi' 'MawMaw" Thomas
1996 - 2020
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Avionne Jamani (MawMaw) ""Avi"" Thomas was born on January 5, 1996 to the union of Armand Thomas and Krischell Monique Cannon Thomas. From that Union, Avi was blessed with one brother, Amani Thomas. She was baptized at an early age by the late Ernest Howard, Jr at Greater Woodville Baptist Church. Growing up in church, Avionne was a member of the youth Choir, youth bible study, and aided with the youth department Vocational Bible Class. Avionne was a member of Girls In Action River Region Organization and a member of the Greater Woodville Baptist Church. Avionne graduated from West St. John High School in 2014. She furthered her education by attending Dillard University of New Orleans and received her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice in May 2018. Avi, "Maw Maw" as she was called by many, was a fun and loving person. Avi had such a beautiful smile. She loved her phone. She enjoyed texting and talking to her friends who loved and respected her. Avi loved spending time with her older brother Amani. He was her best friend growing up. On Saturday September 5, 2020, Avionne entered eternal life at the age of 24 years. Avionne leaves to cherish by her loving parents Armand and Krischell Thomas, two brothers Amani Thomas and Adrus Merrideth, a niece Iman Ali Thomas, grandparents Conrad and Lucille Sorapuru and Shirley Thomas, six uncles Sheldon (Shantel), Brandon (Ashanti) Cannon, Wilbert (Andriea), Elliott (Angelia), Stephon (Sonji), Raynard ( Leala) Thomas, two aunts Magdalene(Clinton) Stephens and Andrenesse Thomas, godparents Wykia Dumas and Torrian Thomas, and a host of great-aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Wilbert Thomas, Sr. and maternal grandfather Sheldon Cannon, Sr. ""Death is a heartache that no one can heal. Memories are something that no one can steal." There will be a walk-through public viewing on, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 5 pm - 7 pm at The Treasures of Life Funeral Home, 315 E Airline Highway, Gramercy, Louisiana. Relatives, friends and all neighboring churches are all invited to attend a celebration of her wonderful life on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Parish Community Center, 2900 US-51, Laplace, LA 70068. Viewing begins at 8:00 am followed by service at 11:00 am. Entombment to follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery, Edgard, LA. Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052. ""When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!" To share condolences and thoughts, and to sign guestbook, please visit: www.treasurefunerals.com. Masks are required!

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Published in The Times-Picayune from Sep. 12 to Sep. 17, 2020.
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September 15, 2020
My thoughts and Prayers are with You during this very difficult time.
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Joy Cannon
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