Mr. Roderick Devon Thomas

April 30, 1974 ~ October 18, 2021 (age 47)


Roderick Devon Thomas was born in Arlington, Georgia on April 30, 1974 to Brenda T. Spann and Leon Johnson.

At an early age, he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and joined Bethel C.M.E. Church of Leary, Georgia.

Rod attended the public schools of Calhoun County and graduated in the Class of 1992. He decided to further his education by attending Albany State University. While attending Albany State, he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He was a devoted employee for the State of Georgia for many years. He was also a member of Kings Men Brotherhood of Atlanta, GA and also a member of the Masonic Order of King Solomon Lodge # 14 in Albany, Georgia.

Rod was a very loving person, who always had a smile on his face and a joke to make you laugh. Though his time on Earth was well spent, he made an impact on everyone that crossed his path. Rod mad sure that if you met him, you would never forget him.

On October 18, 2021, just before the break of day, he moved from his earthly house in Leary, Georgia to his eternal home. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.

His unconditional love and unforgettable memories will forever be cherished by his loving mother, Brenda Spann (Curly) his father, Leon Johnson (Lula Mary) both of Leary, GA; his loving daughter, Nyla “Dooney” Thompson, a devoted sister, Tiffany King, two brothers, Lemontrel Johnson, (Lawanda) and Trevis George (Jessica) three nephews, Brandon King, Breyland King and Lemontrel Johnson Jr; two nieces, Monesha Haynes and Brianna Johnson, several aunts, Dileta Patterson, Jean Johnson, Ronoris Johnson and Sherry Johnson also an aunt who was like a second mother to him, Mary Jean Knight, six uncles, Joe Lewis Thomas (Celestine) , A.D. Thomas (Glendette) , Charles Thomas (Lena), Clint Thomas (Robin), Johnny B. Johnson (Dorothy) and Issac Johnson Jr. (Cynthia), three godsisters, Courtney Nelson, Alexis Marshall, and Tracey Franklin and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

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October 22, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Poteat-Wakefield Cedar Chapel
1015 Cedar Avenue
Albany, GA 31701

Funeral Service
October 23, 2021

1:00 PM
Leary Park
144 Old Newton Road
Leary,, GA 39862

Interment following funeral service
October 23, 2021

Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church-Leary
187 Hand Avenue
Leary, GA 39862

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