July 30, 1955 - November 15, 2021
Thomas – Nathan Leslie Thomas, Sr., age 66, of The Villages, Florida went to his Heavenly Home on November 15, 2021at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, Florida with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lake City, Florida on July 30, 1955 to the late Leslie Charney Thomas and Betty Lois Greene Thomas. Nathan was raised in Glen St. Mary, Florida and attended the Baker County School System. He met the love of his life, Deboruah Mixon, at the age of fourteen and they were happily married on October 7, 1971. In 1973, both Nathan and Deboruah graduated from Baker County High School. They resided in Macclenny while Nathan pursued his career as a Correctional Officer. He proudly served at several prisons in Baker County and even served on the Riot Squad for 10 years until he found his true calling in the ministry as a Pastor in 1986. Nathan pastored at Plymouth Church of God in Plymouth, FL, Tavernier Church of God in The Keys, FL, White Springs Church of God in White Springs, FL, and finally at Harvest Temple Church of God in Jacksonville, FL. Nathan and Deboruah relocated to Sugar Hill, Georgia where he volunteered at the Army Corps of Engineers assisting with their fish hatchery, catching and releasing fish, filing paperwork, and collecting funds. He also enjoyed teaching adults with disabilities how to fish as fishing was a peaceful pleasure. In 2004, they made The Villages, Florida their forever home. Nathan was most passionate about his Lord and Savior, preaching and teaching to help further God’s Kingdom. He enjoyed reading and studying the Bible and quiet time with His Father. Nathan retired from full time ministry in 2018. He was an avid Gator fan who enjoyed spending time with his family and found much joy in watching the sunset which was his favorite time of day. Nathan was a true treasure to all who knew him, he was greatly loved and will be forever missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Timothy Coleman “Cole” Thomas. Nathan is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Deboruah Mixon Thomas of The Villages, FL; his children, Nathan Leslie (Angela) Thomas, Jr. of Weirdsale, FL, Christopher Paul Thomas and Stephanie Aline (Gary) Rosenstone both of St. Augustine, FL; brothers, Keith (Chris) Thomas of Woodville, FL, David (Julie) Thomas and Timothy (Patricia) Thomas both of Macclenny, FL; sister, Joy (Eddie) Sirk of Glen St. Mary, FL; and his sweet grandchildren, Kellen Chase Thomas, Harrison Michael Presta, Ella Jane Thomas, Mark Chandler Thomas, Emma Rose Thomas, Graham Thomas Rosenstone, and Nathan Leslie Thomas, III; along with numerous extended family and friends Nathan loved dearly. A Celebration of Nathan’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm at Christian Fellowship Temple with Pastor David and Timothy Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 20, 2021 an hour prior to the service at the church. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Thomas – Nathan Leslie Thomas, Sr., age 66, of The Villages, Florida went to his Heavenly Home on November 15, 2021at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, Florida with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lake City, Florida on... View Obituary & Service Information
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