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Elvin Thomas, Sr.
  • February 28, 1936
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  • November 26, 2020

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Elvin Thomas, Sr., 84, of Daytona Beach, FL went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2020 after a brief battle with a sudden illness.

Elvin was born on February 28, 1936 to Ardley Thomas, Jr. and Lucendia Roberts Thomas in Monticello, FL. After graduating from Howard Academy High School in 1955, he moved Daytona Beach, FL to be closer to his siblings.

Elvin landed his first job as the first black truck driver for Central Florida Distributing (Schlitz Brewing Co) in Daytona Beach for 3 years. Later he became employed with General Electric as a Coater/Molder in which he retired after 28 years of employment.

In 1957, he married Hattie Caldwell going on to have four children. He later married Clara Bradshaw in 1992, who preceded him in death in 1998, and gained a step-daughter Sharon Kelly.

Elvin was a quiet force of nature, devoted to his church, Allen Chapel AME in Daytona Beach and gave them 60+ years of faithful service in different capacities. Additionally, his family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. He was unendingly proud of beloved daughter Gloria White Postell and her children Anthony Kelly, and Xavier Lee and always tried his best to support them.

Elvin was also a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching all sports. As of late, he could often be found purchasing a daily newspaper and lottery scratch-offs as a past-time activity when he wasn’t at home.  Anyone who knew Elvin knew that he was a quiet, simple man who met you with kind words and a pleasant smile. The longer you knew him the more you realized how remarkable he was as a man, a servant, and how faithful he was to God. He will always be loved and remembered.

Elvin was predeceased by his parents Ardley and Lucendia Thomas, and siblings, Luther, Lillian (Henry), Ola (Estelle), Willie, Roosevelt (Irene), and Cleveland (Endia). He is survived by; brother, John Thomas (Annie); sister-in-law’s Irene Thomas (Roosevelt) and Endia Thomas (Cleveland); children, Elvin Thomas, Jr., Judy Thomas, Walter Thomas, Derek Thomas; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations are sent on Behalf of Elvin Thomas, Sr. to Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

Any cards or notes should be sent to Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation, 1185 W. Granada Blvd, # 11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.  Visitation will be held 5:00pm-7:00pm Friday, December 4, 2020 at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. The funeral service will be held at 12pm, Saturday, December 5, 2020 at this location.

 



Service

Location:
Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place Ormond Beach
1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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Date & Time:
December 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM


Cemetery:
Greenwood Cemetery
320 White Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Visitation

Times:
December 4, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Location:
Baldwin Brothers Heritage Plac
1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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  15. 02 Dec 2020
    Sharon Kelly says:
    I LOVE YOU..
    Thanks for loving my mother... I remember calling Elvin on a house phone and I heard the call waiting beep that he was on another call. He didnt answer..I got to the house and asked him if he heard the beep and why he didn't answer?. He said - In Elvin's cool and calm fashion he said " Yes I heard it but the call I was on was important and I knew the other caller would callback"..You cannot argue with that

  16. 02 Dec 2020
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    Lit since December 2, 2020 at 12:29:31 AM

  17. 02 Dec 2020
    Shsron Kelly says:
    I love you.. Thanks for loving my Mother.. I remember way back when I called Elvin and I clearly heard the call waiting beep that he was on another call.. I got to the house and ask him why he didnt answer the phone- clearly in Elvin fashion he said "Yes I heard it but the call I was on was important and I knew the other person would call back"...You cannot argue with that...Love and gonna miss him dearly...Sharon-Step Daughter

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  19. 01 Dec 2020
    Mr. & Mrs. W. H.Hutchinson says:
    A man of God answered his call to come home to be with his Father. Gone but never forgotten. May you RIP Brother-in-law. Our condolences go out to the family and do know that GOD ALMIGHTY is still in control. With love we are here for you.

    The Hutchinson Family

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