When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
it is well, it is well with my soul.
PVT George Edward Thomas was born Wednesday, February 4, 1948 in Port St. Joe, FL to the late George “Blackjack” Thomas and Maddie Langston Thomas. Monday, July 31, 1972, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Mary Givens and from this union, four children were born. He resided in Jeffersonville, IN until he departed this life on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Louisville Veteran Administration Medical Center, Louisville, KY.
George Edward received his education from George Washington High School of North Port St. Joe, FL. After graduating from High School, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in the Vietnam War and received the following honors: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, Parachutist Badge, and Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. After being Honorable Discharged from the Army, he worked for a number years at the St. Joe Paper Company and several years at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary Thomas; his brother: Maurice Lewis; and his granddaughter, Dontasia Hendricks.
The memories of his life will be engraved in the hearts of his six children: Germain Givens of Louisville, KY; Anthony Thomas of Jeffersonville, IN; Shalonda Jones (Reggie) of Tampa, FL; Tyrek Thomas and Alicia Thomas both of Louisville, KY, and Schcora Woodfaulk (Ronald) of Princeton, TX; fourteen grandchildren: Cordell Thomas and Joanay Thomas both of Jeffersonville, IN; Keondra Thomas, Tyasia Thomas, Tyanthony Oneal, Ashanti Thomas, Tayonna Hendricks and Meia Thomas all of Louisville, KY; Kyasia Baker and Ronald Woodfaulk III both of Princeton, TX; Kwarmaine Bailey of Port St. Joe, FL; Jacques Williams of Memphis, TN; Gebrayon Givens of Lynn Haven, FL; and Zoe Jones of Tampa, FL; one great-grandchild: Jalyssa Williams of Memphis, TN; sisters: Delores (Red) Coachman and Renell Thomas both of Port St. Joe, FL and a brother: Johnny Thomas (Rebecca) of Port St. Joe, FL; great-aunt: Era Buie of Port St. Joe, FL; very special friend, Mary Allen of Port St. Joe, FL; six nieces, eight nephews and a host of cousins and friends.
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