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Timothy James Thomas

July 22, 1960 - February 21, 2023

Timothy (Tim) James Thomas, age 62, of Lynchburg, Virginia peacefully passed from this life into eternity on February 21, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones at the UVA University Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He was born at Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, Virginia, on July 22, 1960, to the late Tom James Thomas, Jr. and the late Dorothy Mae Thomas.

Tim was preceded in death by his father; Tom James Thomas, Jr and his mother Dorothy Mae Thomas.

He leaves to cherish his memories; his lifelong partner of 35 years, Courtney Megginson of Lynchburg, VA and Alec Megginson of Lynchburg, VA whom he loved as a son.

His devoted siblings:  Shirley Gatling (Darryl) of Brandywine, MD, Nancy Tucker of Upper Marlboro, MD, Anthony (Tony) Thomas (Cynthia) of Rustburg, VA, Gregory Thomas (Patricia) of Dallas, TX, Wanda Lynch of Sicklerville, NJ and Nakedra (Mechelle) Thomas, of Seymour, CT; one niece Vanity Gatling of Brandywine, MD.  Five Nephews:  Shannon Gatling (Tangie) of Madison Heights, VA, Jegan Tucker of Upper Marlboro, MD, Anthony (AJ) Thomas, II of Evington, VA, Patrick Thomas (Stephanie) Duncanville, TX and Lutheran (LT) Wiley, Jr. (Johnelle) of Sicklerville, NJ.; three Great Nieces: Shaelyn Gatling of Lynchburg, VA, Bella Gatling of Brandywine, MD and Emma Wiley of Sicklerville, NJ; four great nephews: Khalil Gatling of Brandywine, MD, Jamal Hutchinson of Brandywine, MD, Sean Thomas of Dallas, TX, and Larenz Wiley of Dallas, TX; two great-great nieces; Alaiya Lewis of Baltimore, MD and Elizabeth Valle of Lynchburg, VA; one Uncle, Wilmer Smith (Ceil) Upper Marlboro, MD.  Three Aunts: Ceil Smith of Upper Marlboro, MD, Bernice Thomas Roane of Silver Spring, MD and Ella Mae Hill of Dallas, TX and a host of many relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 3rd from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. The funeral service will be on Saturday, March 4th at 11:00 am at Tharp Funeral Home Chapel, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, VA. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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My condolences to Tony and families.

Posted by Eva on March 9, 2023

There are no words that can fill the void that Tim's absence has left in your lives. However, it was beautiful to see the mark that he left in the lives of the ones he loved and had relationships with. Courtney, our prayers continue to be with you and yours during this time.

Posted by Anonymous on March 4, 2023

Prayers to the family- I knew him as our vending machine guy- always respectful and friendly!

Posted by John Jefferson on March 3, 2023

My sincere condolences to the family. It just seems like yesterday when we were all in your backyard and playing football. May your heart be filled with all the pleasant memories during this celebration of life. Have a blessed day.🙏🏽

Posted by Lynn Ramage on March 2, 2023

My dear Friend Greg, Sorry to hear about the of your brother. Praying strength for you and your Family! God knows best. Be Blessed

Posted by Tina Jackson Hearne on March 2, 2023

So sorry to hear about the loss of cousin Tim. May the peace that passes all understanding be upon you all. Sending my love and prayers.

Posted by Maria Culpeper on March 1, 2023

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Tim was such a nice man and always made a point to talk to us at OCC and never failed to ask about our dogs. We will miss you Tim. Terri & Mark O'Hara

Posted by Anonymous on February 27, 2023

Though we've spent the bulk of years in our home and city of Dallas, Texas, the years of my youth are filled with memories of my Mother (Ella) bringing me to Lynchburg and D.C. for summer vacations. This is when I got to spend time with my cousins like Timothy (Tim), Tony, Nancy, Shirley, Wanda, etc. I have nothing but good memories of him. One of the strengths our family is our belief in a Savior - Jesus Christ. It is my (our) hope in HIM that softens the blow of death that I will see many relatives in the Kingdom of God. Our prayers are that the GOD of all comfort with be with all of us, especially those closest to Tim. We love you and we're grieving in Texas.

Posted by Keith Hill (Jada) on February 25, 2023

Family my condolences. Tim was a Gem! He would always look out for me and my family when we came to Lynchburg for a visit decades ago when he worked at the hotel downtown. I’ve always appreciated his birthday message every year and holiday messages to everyone. He was a kind soul and will definitely be missed. My Love and Prayers to my cousins. We are here if you need us. 🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽

Posted by Patricia Thomas Parrish on February 25, 2023

Shirley, Nancy and family, sending you all heartfelt condolences in the passing of your beloved Tim. May God comfort and heal your heart during this time. May you cherish the moments you all shared. God’s continued blessings upon you and your family. ❤️Margie

Posted by Margie Horton on February 25, 2023

So sorry to hear of the passing of my dear cousin Tim. The family has lost a gentle soul.

Posted by Sheila Lee on February 24, 2023

Solid guy that will surely be missed. Gone far to soon. Stay strong family and cherish the wonderful moments that you had to be with him.

Posted by David Gatling on February 24, 2023

Vanity/uncle Tim

Posted by Vanity Gatling on February 24, 2023

Forever in my heart Tim I'm going to miss you... Loving you forever Sis Shirley

Posted by Shirley on February 24, 2023

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