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.
Published by The Advocate from Oct. 26 to Oct. 29, 2006.