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James Michael Thomas

Born August 18, 1955

James Michael Thomas, age 58, of North East, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at his residence.

Born in Pikeville, KY on August 18, 1955, Mike was a son of Robert B. Thomas and Florisse Coleman Thomas. He made his career with the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, where he worked as a repairman for 31 years, retiring in 2007.

Mike was a longtime member of the UAW Local No. 1183, where he served as a committeeman. He was a member of the North East Church of God in North East, MD. In his leisure time, Mike enjoyed working on cars. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a caring and considerate person who went out of his way to help others whenever he could. Mike was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend who will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father. Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Gwendolyn Couden Thomas; mother, Florisse of Newark, DE; children, Tammy L. Wade (Brad) of North East, MD, Michael A. Thomas (Cinda) of Elkton, MD, Holly G. Thomas (Dan) of North East, MD, and Matthew R. Thomas of North East, MD; sisters, Darenda Olsen of Franklin, TN and Pamela Couden of Middletown, DE; brother, Randall Thomas of Elkton, MD; and 5 grandchildren, Baylie, Addyson, Hayden, Jaxson, and Mayson.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 11 am until 1 pm. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

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  • Thomas Family,
    We can’t know why some things happen….but we can know that love and beautiful memories outlast the pain of grief. And we can know that there’s a place inside the heart where love lives always….and where nothing beautiful can ever be forgotten….Mr. Thomas was a great man with a great heart. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • My deepest sympathy to you Holly, and your family also. Praying God will give all of you strength to get through this loss.

  • a great friend, and someone I looked up to in life! he will be missed. so sorry Gwen. my heart goes out to you all. with my deepest respect. Daniel

  • “God saw you were getting tired
    And a cure was not meant to be
    So he put his arms around you
    And whispered, ‘Come to me’
    With tearful eyes we watched you
    And saw you pass away
    Although we loved you dearly
    We could not make you stay
    A golden heart stopped beating
    Hard working hands at rest
    God broke our hearts to prove to us
    He only takes the best.”
    ~ Author Unknown

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss.

    With Love,
    Lee

  • I am so sorry for your loss and the pain that fills your hearts today. What will help get you through this time is knowing that Mike’s work on earth is done and he has gone to receive his reward. Where he will be with Jesus and countless loved ones forever more, and not feel any more pain. The separation is only temporary, as we know we will join him one day. My thoughts and love and prayers are with all of you.

  • My prayers go up for each of you, time and distance have separated us in this land, but we know that we will be reunited one sweet day. Love to all of you. I know all of you are devastated, but just remember that you are loved by so many.

  • Prayers for every member of Mike’s family. His mom, Flo, is my first cousin. I pray God gives you comfort and peace! I know you will have precious memories to hold in your heart! Love to each of you!

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Mike was so kind to everyone. He will be missed.

  • I want to send a special prayer to my aunt Flo and family we all love you and thinking of you . Mike is with dad(he died on dads birthday, last year moms brother died on dads birthday ) so remember through all the sorrow you feel God wanted Mike to be one His flowers in His bouquet My love to you all.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort

  • Prayers for all of the Thomas family. Love to each of you!

  • My heart is broken at this time. I have a whole lot of memories growing up. with Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My the Lord Bless and keep you and wipe all your tears. We Love you and so does He.

  • My heart is broken at this time. I have a whole lot of memories growing up. with Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My the Lord Bless and keep you and wipe all your tears. We Love you and so does He. If I can do anything call.

  • my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need always remember he is still with you and love you my mom joyce is with uncle mike right now and they are both safe in gods hands now i love you all so much

  • Gwen we are so sorry for your loss remember if there is anything we can do to help please don’t hesitate to call Mike was a great friend to me and my family and we will miss him dearly we hate that u have to go through this but God has a divine plan that we will never understand but Mike is a part of that he was needed to carry that out so rest assure u will be with him again in heaven He Loved U and your children unconditionally and he will be watching over you all with sempothy the Matthews family Mark,Doreen and Mark Jr.