Metoka Thomas

February 7, 1976 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 46)


Metoka Galeda Thomas was born on February 7,
1976, in Gainesville, Florida to the late William and
Mary Thomas. She was educated in the Alachua County
School System, earning her GED and then working in
hospitality and food services for several years.
Metoka was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She
treasured her children and embraced every moment
with them. She especially loved her role as "Nana."
had a beautiful personality and always made people
around her laugh. She made friends everywhere she
went, and was always the life of the party.
She leaves to mourn her precious memories: her children,
Macauley Johnson, Gabriel Thomas (Samiya), Akashua
Thomas, and Jonaiya Williams; her grandchildren,
Makayla Dayomonte, Yumari, Aniyah, Malachi, and
Akoshua Jr.; her siblings, Kathy Thomas, Reggie Smith,
David-Brian McGinnis, Troy Smith, Shelton Thomas,
Jerrina Harris, Kayla Ashley, Hillary Ray, and Noblesse
Williams; her aunt, Linda Smith; her godmother, Fay
Strange; her goddaughter, Leilani Alexis; her special
cousins, Lakenya Tyson and Philfina McKnight; and a
host of other caring relatives and sorrowing friends.

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April 1, 2022

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillip & Sons Visitation Suite
310 State Road 26
Melrose, FL 32666

Celebration of Life
April 2, 2022

1:00 PM
Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church
804 SW 5th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641

Interment following funeral service
April 2, 2022

Grasslawn Cemetery
2837 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

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