Thomas, Maurice Allen

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Maurice Thomas
Maurice Thomas

Maurice Allen Thomas, 49, died on December 14, 2012 in Chattanooga.  

Maurice excelled in sports particularity basketball at Ooltewah High School in Chattanooga nick-named, Sky by his peers to denote the highs he would reach in playing the game.  Maurice was employed at Covenant Transport for many years.

Maurice was a member of Greater Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church.   He was able to fix anything that needed to be fixed.  He became known as one to get your electronics back up and running.   He was also known to many people as “Mo”.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Denise G. Powell Thomas and father, Raymond Rogers Thomas.

He is survived by children, Tamisha Thomas McGee, Laurn (Jarmane) Knox, Bambi (James) Moore and Brandy Powell, Cedric Josey and Quincy Josey, all of Chattanooga; grandchildren, RaMyia, Richard V. and RaLiya McGee, Demetrius Hampton, King Knox, DeAsia McClain, TyQuan Moore, JaLiyah Moore, LaZavia Roshell and Ashanti Roshell and Cedric Josey, Jr., all of Chattanooga; his devoted mother, Evangelist Edna T. Mathis; siblings, Ronnie (Ella) Bush of Kansas City, Ks., Lebron Gains of Chattanooga, Helen (Terry) Branch of Fayetteville, N.C., Annette Thomas of Chattanooga, Grady (Kerrie) Thomas of Savern, MD, Margaret (Edward) Tucker of Chattanooga and Benny Thomas of Chattanooga; uncle, Jackie (Dedria) Bush of California; a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, in the chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. the day of the service.

The body will lie in state after noon on Friday at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.


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