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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