Below is a message from Director of Mission & Ministry Dr. Donna Andrade and Registrar Madeline Namin.
Dear Friends of Shay and Alecia Thomas,
We are saddened by the untimely and sudden passing of Shay Thomas, devoted husband of Alecia Thomas, and loving father of Elijah and Micah. Alecia was a teacher and longtime Director of Diversity at Fairfield Prep for nearly two decades.
Because Shay and Alecia have touched the hearts of so many in their professional and personal lives, Donna Andrade and Madeline Namin invite you to make a donation to a GoFundMe campaign in memory of Shay Thomas. The monies will be used to establish a college trust fund for Elijah and Micah. Alecia remarked, “I am so overwhelmed right now – not knowing where to turn and what the future looks like. Securing the boys’ educational future is something I know Shay would have wanted…. I am comforted by your embrace.”
As a testament to the love that many have for the Thomas family, Alecia and her sons are blessed to have several communities that embrace and support them during this traumatic and difficult time. The Thomas’ extensive support system includes their biological families and personal friends, their church family, Shay’s Home Depot family, Alecia’s Brunswick School family, and Alecia’s Fairfield Prep family — a community which served as her first professional “home.”
So, whether you are a member of one of the aforementioned communities or not, please consider making a donation to the college trust fund for Elijah and Micah Thomas, in memory of Shay Thomas. Please continue to pray for the repose of Shay’s soul and ask God to keep Alecia, Elijah, and Micah in His warm embrace.
Dr. Donna Andrade & Madeline Namin
Link to GoFundMe for Elijah and Micah
Calling Hour Information
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Baker Isaac Funeral Service
985 Stratford Ave.
*note: Alecia and the boys will not be in attendance.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Cornerstone Christian Center
349 Wheelers Farm Rd
Celebration of Life and Legacy
Thursday, Feb. 25
10 a.m. via livestream
Details are forthcoming.
Please forward any flowers to the funeral home.