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Cornelius "Neal" Thomas

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Cornelius "Neal" Thomas Obituary
Cornelius John Thomas

AGE: 87 • Neptune

Cornelius "Neal" Thomas, 87, a longtime resident of Neptune, died on December 20, 2016 while residing at Preferred Care at Wall. He was born and raised in Long Branch to the late Henry and Minnie Thomas. He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on April 8, 1943. Upon graduating from Long Branch High School, he entered the full-time ministry. He later served as a full-time volunteer for the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society in Brooklyn, NY. During his theocratic career, he loyally served with the Long Branch, Bradley Beach, Neptune, Wayside, Forest Drive, South Carolina and South Tinton Falls Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses until his recent demise. Neal also worked in direct sales and had his own dealership with Saladmaster for over 30 years.

He was predeceased by his first wife Vivian Stokes Thomas and his second wife Gladys Brewer Thomas. Left to cherish his memory are his children, siblings and many relatives and extended spiritual family.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2900 West Bangs Avenue, Neptune. For condolences, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 4, 2017
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