A Godly life ended September 24, 2023 when Joe Thomas Solomon departed his earthly vessel at the age of 63. We know he is at rest with our Heavenly Father.
Thomas was born April 23, 1960 to Joe Solomon and Rebecca Hubbard. He was preceded in death by his father Joe Thomas and sister Linda Thomas.
He gave his life to Christ at an early age, at Springfield Baptist Church. After relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, he became a member of Greater Pleasant View Baptist Church and served as a trustee and a member of the Men’s choir.
He was educated in the Georgia School System and spent many years as a Detective for Georgia law enforcement before retiring. His time in law enforcement had a great impact on him becoming a pillar in his community. Thomas enjoyed helping others and providing charitable services to those in need. He is best known for providing bicycles to children during Christmastime, donating bibles to various churches, providing backpacks for children during back to school, making his community feel safe, and lending a helping hand whenever and wherever needed.
After relocating to Nashville, Tennessee he married his love, Joyce Solomon on March 18, 1989. He loved his wife dearly. He enjoyed taking her for early morning Cracker Barrel and late-night Uncle Buds meals, when they retired.
Thomas was an active father and grandfather. He enjoyed talking to and spending time with his children. He was known to always have the answers, even when you didn't have a question. He loved to fix things and was gifted to know how to fix everything. If he couldn’t fix it, then it couldn’t be fixed. Thomas enjoyed sitting on the porch and would be seen daily with his dog Pepper. He enjoyed fixing cars, but what he enjoyed most was buying and remodeling homes. Everyone knew Thomas as a friendly and caring individual. He volunteered to provide food for the Mount Carmel Baptist Church ‘Camp For Kids’ year round, and he enjoyed it.
In the words of, Dr Watt’s Hymn, "My Work on Earth Will Soon Be Done.” Thomas departed peacefully knowing his work on this Earth was finished.
There are three steps to Heaven; out of self, into Christ, and into Glory. Thomas Solomon has taken all of those steps where there is no more weeping, pain, and sorrow. He is reaping his great reward reserved for his faithfulness.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Solomon; three daughters, Cassandra (Carlas) Manning, Mykilah Solomon, and Silveya (Timothy) Solomon-Thomas; mother, Rebbeca(Richard) Hubbard; grandchildren, Jakiya Thompson, JaiLiaunna Brooks, Arianna Barnes, Marcellous Bethea , Jimarrion Manning, and Simone Spurlock; siblings, Wayne Solomon, Frances Solomon, Connie(Leroy) Walden, Trudy Solomon, Corey Solomon, and Ledell(Tamara) Turk; sisters-in-law, Elaine Burns and Pamela Burns; brothers-in-law, Fred Thomas and Richard Murphy; devoted friends, Michael Moorer, Terry Richardson, Elroy Jordan, the entire Woodbine Community, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.