Adela Marie Thomas, 15, of Chaptico, MD was called home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2010 at John Hopkins Hospital. She was born December 31, 1994 in Leonardtown, MD. She was the daughter of Louis and Geraldine Thomas. Survived by one Grandmother, Lettie M. Bryant of Lexington Park, MD, Four Sisters, Victoria (Daryl), Sonya (Torrance), and Jackie, three Nephews; Brandon Sr, John Jr, Kemaurbran, and one Great-Nephew/Godson, Brandon Jr., one Niece Ebony. They were all very special to her. She leave behind aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of family and friends. She was educated in the St. Mary’s County Public Schools as an Honor Roll Student. Adela enjoyed spending time with family, playing board games (Monopoly, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, Pictionary, Bingo), and card games (Uno, I Declare War, Speed). Adela spent her weekends scheduling Nail and Pedicure Appointments for her sisters (when she was in the mood to do nails). Adela enjoyed shopping, especially Target and attending family cookouts. She enjoyed watching Football. She was a Big Fan of Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints and Jason Campbell of the Washington Redskins. She had the opportunity to have Reggie Bush contact her personally while in the hospital. She is preceded in death by her Grandparents, the Late John A. and Elizabeth Thomas and Howard J. Bryant Services will be Wednesday July 7, 2010, 9 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza MD 20660-0175
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I taught Adela in third grade and she was such a beautiful, sweet girl. I remember her wanting to read with me every day at the end of the day. I know there are no words that can ease your sadness, but please know Adela touched so many in her short time here and she will always have a special place in our hearts. How lucky I feel to have known her! Please accept my deepest condolences and know your daughter is now at peace.
To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say…
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.”
It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you’re part of my plan.
There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you….in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o’er.
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too…
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night……”My day was not in vain.”
And now I am contented….that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you’re walking down the street, and you’ve got me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it’s time for you to go…. from that body to be free,
remember you’re not going…..you’re coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)