Alexander (“Bruh”) Thomas, Jr., of Mattapan, Massachusetts died Saturday, September 26, 2020, at home, at the age of 79. He was born July 12, 1941, in Catherine, Alabama, the son of the late Alexander Thomas and the late Ida Mae (nee Crear) Thomas.
In the Sixties, Alex moved to Boston, Massachusetts and found the Lord, and was baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost at Gospel Tabernacle in Roxbury, MA. Alex was a singer for the Lord! Alex was always singing of the wonders of the Lord, at any time and any place, one of his favorite songs was “His Grace and Mercy.” Alex genuinely loved the Lord and was a praying man. While at Gospel Tabernacle, Alex met and was married to his future wife, (Elva [nee, Moss]) and to this union born 18 Children.
Bruh had a deep love for all his children. Despite the challenges of having a large family, he provided his care for each and every one of them. While working multiple jobs he and wife nurtured, prayed and guided all of their children though the good and difficult times. We always had food on the table, a home and each other. An avid prayer warrior he would often pray/sing around the house on his knees with the old hyms being heard early in the morning or late at night. Often times in the station wagon with the hole in the floor or the rug covered van we would only here gospel music (old school), nothing else could be played or heard.
As an avid fisher, he would take the boys fishing on Saturday with our cousins to various piers. Taught everyone who went with him how to bait a hook and reel in a fish As large as his family was he would always find the time to help others in need such as helping his sisters and his multiple nieces and nephews, driving them to wherever they needed to go. A hard worker and selfless man with few words he instilled within us all the love of God. The seeds that he and our mother planted in us has taken root in each of our lives and has matured to fruition at different stages in growing up. And as adults we recognized the hand of GOD on our lives because of a praying lineage. We didn’t always have the best but we always had what we needed. He will be missed not only as our father but as a measure of a man who provided/protected his family.
He was preceded in death by three sisters—Eleanor, Elizabeth and Glenda Thomas—and three brothers—Earl, Houston and Jerry Thomas. His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his 15 Children - Daughters, Yvonne, (NY) Sharon, (MD), Doreen, (Jacobie Williams), Darnell, Juanita, Felisha, Vegina, Deanna, all of Massachusetts. Sons, Alexander III, (Margaret Credle-Thomas), David, (Michelle), Anthony, Jeremy, Andrew, Jammar, and Donte, all of Massachusetts. 17 Grandchildren, two brothers—John (Sylvia) Thomas (California), and James Thomas (Massachusetts); two sisters—Carol (Philip) Davis, Robin Thomas (both of Massachusetts), and one stepsister, Sandra Fay Rogers (Texas). He leaves one special and devoted aunt, Rosalee Williams of Fairfield, Alabama, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, friends. Special mention of the Angels waiting in Heaven for him, Nina, his baby girl, and two baby sons, Timothy and Nathaniel. He was loved.
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