Terry Michael Thomas
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Thomas, Terry Michael (U.S. Army chief warrant officer) A U.S. Army Apache Longbow gunship pilot stationed at Illesheim, Germany, and a resident of Bad Winsheim, Germany, he died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, in a helicopter crash during a training session in Germany. He was 31 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Calvary Lutheran Church, 5219 Greenwell St., on Monday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Gary Peterson. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Denisa H. Thomas; father and mother, Alvin Thomas III and Patricia E. Thomas; daughter, Tarrisa Medina Thomas; son, Ty Myrilam Thomas; two sisters, Ta Rhonda Thomas McKee and spouse Michael of Richmond, Va., and Tressa M. Thomas, Baton Rouge; and brother, Timothy Thomas and spouse Passion of Houston. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Abe Ellis and Alvin Thomas Jr. Pallbearers will be members of the military, friends and family. He was a 1994 graduate of Capitol Senior High School, 2004 graduate of Warrant Officers School and, in 2006, attended pilot training at Fort Rucker. Arrangements by Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd.

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Published in The Advocate from Oct. 26 to Oct. 29, 2006.
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November 17, 2006
To the Thomas Family,

I have tried and tried to find the right words and honestly i still dont think i have but i want to send my condolences to the whole Thomas family. I met terry while being stationed in Fort Rucker Alabama and my husband and him were great friends. Terry was not only an awesome soldier but more than that he was the best husband and father anyone could ever know. He loved those kids and he loved Denisa so much and i always admired him for that. There are so many things that i will remember about terry, but above all i will never forget his friendship and it was very hard for me when i heard the news. Denisa, if you read this please contact me, i still have my old cell number! I can only imagine what you are going through and i would love nothing more than to be here for you in your times of need! To Ty and Terrisa, i love you both and remember that your daddy will always be with you, not only in your dreams but also in your heart. May God be with you all in your times of need! Terry, i will always remember you and may you Rest In Peace.

Love Always
Christina Edwards
Christina Edwards
November 14, 2006
To the Thomas Family,
You have my deepest sypathy, Terry and I were roommates in Warrant Officer Candidate School, he was a good friend and an awesome soldier, he helped me through WOC, I remember him telling me, John man, hang in there, we are about to be officers, I apologize, but because the military keeps us so busy I only found out about this yesterday, my heart hurts for your loss, and if there is anything I can do, just let me know. Terry, you will be missed, I would give a million dollars to hear you say, Toups, you crazy man!!!!!!!Love you Buddy
JOHN TOUPS
November 4, 2006
To the Thomas family, I'm so sorry for your lost. Terry was a good man. May you find comfort in the lord.My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
The Dominguez
Humberto Dominguez
November 3, 2006
I watched Terry grow up in church alone with my kids. I always called him "shorty". I enjoyed his smile and I am blessed to have known him.
May he rest in the loving arms of GOD.
Janice Perkins
November 1, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the Thomas family. Terry, our SOLDIER, our fellow PILOT, our HERO, our FRIEND...we miss you!
CW3 Russell, Nicole & Tatum Harris
October 30, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Stephanie Hebert
October 30, 2006
To Pat and family: May God be with you all at this time and for days to come.With heartfelt sympathy. June,Joyce,Nola and Noah Lang
Joyce Lang
October 30, 2006
Thanks for sharing your son with us. He has help to make our country save and set an example for others. Only God knows the pain that you feel, but I know that his life was not in vain. Hold on to pleasant memories and family.
God bless,
Guy,Carol & Tracy Bradley
carol bradley
October 30, 2006
Jade Allen-Poitier
October 29, 2006
Thank you for giving your son to our country.

JS
October 29, 2006
TO ALVIN AND FAMILY
YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU IN YOUR
TIME OF SADDNESS. MY PRAYERS ARE
WITH YOU ALL.

NORA HAYNES
HONEWELL AND PCS SECURITY GUARD
NORA HAYNES
October 28, 2006
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Anne Ganaway
October 28, 2006
To the Thomas family
I wish I could have had the great honor to meet your wonderful son.. If he is any thing like the rest of his family I bet he was a great human being.. My prayers go out to your entire family in your time of loss.. It was the greatest honor to be welcomed into your home and have the honor to see the achievements Terry had to make his family proud of him... Just know that he left this earth doing what he loved, and he is now your guardian angel..

Skylar Gremillion
(Kim Barbour's Daughter)
Skylar Gremillion
October 26, 2006
To the Thomas Family-- It was always a joy when Terry and his family came home. To watch them on the front lawn enjoying a game of toss ball; to hear the excitement and enthusiasm in his voice as he told Lionel about his studies and training to become an Apache helicopter pilot; to have him ring our doorbell on one of his frequent visits to our home on his last trip(children in tow)with the greeting, "Hello, Mrs. James. Can Ranger come to our house and play?" My response after I controlled my laughter, "If your Mama and Daddy says it's okay." (Ranger is our puppy.)

Thomas family, you have many, many fond memories. Love will sustain you even in your darkest hours.

Pam and Lionel
P James
October 26, 2006
May God keep and guide this family.Thank you Terry for believing in the United States of America.
October 26, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Robinson Nettie
October 26, 2006
The Thomas Family,
We share this moment of sadness with you and you are and will always be in our prayers. Being Chico's best friend, Terry was a member of our household for a long time. God has all the answers.
Al & Sedonia Rowe
October 26, 2006
We (Jai, Marianna, Isis & Aida) will truely miss your smile and laugh. We are so sorry for this loss to the Thomas Family. We hope that through your children everyone will still have a part of you.
Marianna Burks
October 26, 2006
Our memories of Terry are deeply rooted in our hearts. Watching him develope as a child and grow into a responsible mature adult has been a wonderful blessing. We praise God for affording us the opporunity to have been apart of his life. To the Thomas family remember "Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal".

Gladys Morris and Family
Gladys Morris
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