- August 2, 1926 - October 28, 2016
- Grayson, Georgia
of Thomas' Passing
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In Loving Memory Thomas Burns went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, October 28, 2016. He departed this life from the Emory Eastside Medical Center in Snelleville, Georgia. He was 90 years old and lived his life full of love, nurturing and Giving of himself in many ways. Throughout his life he nourished the people around him with love, faith, and support. He was born in St. Louis Missouri on August 2, 1926 to William and Shellie Burns, and he was the third of five children. An avid reader, Thomas was a well learned and diligent student throughout elementary and high school. By the time he was 18 years old, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he met, fell in love with, and later married Thelma Lewis Meekins, who preceded him in death on September 15, 2012. Thomas was an excellent provider for his family as an earnest and hard working employee of General Motors Corporation. He retired from General Motors after 35 years of service. Left to Honor his memory and remember his love are his children Andre, Valerie, Ricardo, Marcina, Marshon, DuJuan, and Alisa. Thomas is also dearly loved and remembered by his sister Florence Jaquess and his nephew Winfred Willis. Thomas is affectionately known as ìBig Daddyî by his surviving grandchildren Demetrius, Andre (Pops), LeVar, Sunsera, and Jorell. He is also loved and mourned by a host of nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. Thomas is remembered and respected by all who loved him as a wonderful and dedicated father and family man. We will miss him dearly and he will forever remain in our hearts.