Mr. Charlie Lee Thomas

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Charlie Lee Thomas, 65 of Montezuma, Georgia; affectionately known as “Chuck” entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 1, 2020 while residing at the Fort Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Valley, Georgia.  Chuck was born on April 26, 1955 as one of the eighteen children to the late Willie B. and Rosa Mae Thomas of Montezuma, Georgia.  He was born into Christianity and was a lifelong member of the Holy House of God Church in Montezuma, Georgia.

The Graveside Service for Chuck will be conducted Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 11:00 at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Montezuma, Georgia. CDC guidelines allow only 10 people including ministers and funeral staff to attend all services. Because of concerns over the Coronavirus, visitors will be allowed to view Mr. Thomas through our walk up window. We ask that you please practice social distancing for your safety and the safety of others.

Chuck attended D.F. Douglass High School in Montezuma, GA, until leaving to head north. In 1973, Chuck left his hometown of Montezuma, GA seeking consistent employment in Hartford, CT. Like many from his generation, he learned to be a “Jack of all trades”, serving as a laborer in various capacities – Roofer for the Hartford Roofing Company and Carpenter and Grounds Keeper for the City of Hartford.  While living in Connecticut, he would occasionally attend church services at the Walk in the Light Church in Hartford, CT.  In 2015, he returned to his hometown of Montezuma, GA working odd jobs assisting the local farmers attending to livestock and crops until he reached retirement age in 2017.

Chuck was known for his affectionate love and relationship that he had with his nieces and nephews; as he will be remembered for his sense of humor, colorful jokes, and the special names that he had for many of them. He had a giving spirit when it involved his family. Chuck was known to go above and beyond for his nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers.  Chuck's family and friends will miss his colorful conversations and the electrifying experience of watching television with him. He especially, loved all teams Georgia; he was especially enthused while watching the Atlanta Falcons, Braves, Hawks and the Georgia Bulldogs and everyone in his presence experienced his passion as a fan.

Chuck is survived by four brothers: Tommie Thomas, Manchester, CT, Cornelius (Joyce) Thomas, Montezuma, GA, Gary Thomas, Crawfordville, GA and Henry Thomas, Snellville, GA; three sisters: Rosa Tyler, Bloomfield, CT, Bonnie Calloway, Meriden, CT and Polly Reaves, Snellville, GA. Chuck is predeceased by his sisters: Willie Mae Thomas Sanders, Ada and Evelyn Thomas and his brothers : Jesse, Otis, Danny, Carl, Jeffrey, Willie, Jr. and Infant Baby Thomas. A host of other loving relatives and friends also survive.

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