Norman Carl Thomas

norman thomas

August 15, 1962 ~ November 22, 2022

Psalms 34:18 “the Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Norman Carl Thomas was born on August 15th, 1962, to parents Carl and Claire. He was the youngest of 6 children. He attended Ms. Effie’s Basic School, then Oracabessa Primary School. He then moved on to Oracabessa Junior Secondary School. After graduating, Norman started learning auto mechanics with Mr. Campbell in Oracabessa. He also started doing spear fishing. He migrated to the United States at age 24, where he did all sorts of odd jobs while attending school. Norman landed his dream job at UPS as a computer technician in 1997, where he worked for 25 years until his passing.

Norman always wanted a family and was the proud father of 3 boys: Isaiah, Andrew and Michael. He spent quality time with his boys and taught them to swim, signed them up for piano lessons, football and basketball. He also took them to Jamaica on several vacations. Norman and his childhood crush, Velores reconnected and got married on November 12, 2011. He also became stepfather to Astley and Kevin.

Norman was passionate about music, in his earlier years he made several demos in his room and named himself DJ Jah T. He also created a little band with his sons. He loved fishing and he could name just about all the fish in the ocean. During his many vacations to Jamaica, he often went swimming. He also was an amateur farmer, he planted many fruit trees on his land in Mango Valley and in Stewart Town, he would even plant tomatoes and peppers in the parking lot of his building in New Jersey. He often concocted his own menus, of which Ver would part take. Norman leaves behind his wife Velores, sons Isaiah, Andrew and Michael, stepsons Astley and Kevin, sisters: Claudette, Janice and Adula, brother Gladstone, nephews Chris, Craig, Othniel and Vaughn and niece Yanique and a host of other relatives and friends.

Norman, we all miss you dearly, your passing was sudden, but the good Lord did not make you suffer, you are absent in body, but you are present in spirit. We love you well, but Jesus loves you best, sleep on Norman and take your rest. Rest in peace Norman.


Homegoing Service: December 16, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Gathering: December 16, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Entombment: December 16, 2022 11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Fairview Mausoleum
500 Fairview Avenue
Fairview, NJ 07022

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  1. Norman Thomas was my neighbor for many years. I'm going to miss his smile and I will always remember him going fishing in Stewart Town. With love always and wishing the family my deepest condolences.

    Miss Genevieve/ Miss Gell

  2. My heartfelt condolences to the family of Norman Thomas. I haven’t met Thomas but know of his wife Velores for several years and know that his wife, children and his family and friends will miss him. Rest In Peace!

  3. My deepest empathy to the family and lots of love to the departed soul as it continues on its journey on the world drama stage

    Carl B Moxie..Bronx NY

  4. I have known Norman Thomas since childhood days. We cross path again recently when he became my landlord. He was the best landlord. He was always willing to give a helping hand. Norman was very quiet and humble; he was compassionate and kind and always had a happy presence. He will be greatly missed.

  5. Proverbs 31:10-12
    Who can find a a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
    The heart of her husband doth safely
    trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
    She will do him good and not evil for all the days of her life.

    Your journey just begins -pastor Ramsay

  6. I have known Norman since 1983, and he always had a quiet and soft demeanor. From days of him going fishing in Jamaica, to years later crossing path with him and his family in Hackensack. It was always a pleasure chatting it up with him. My condolences to the Thomas family. He will be greatly missed.

  7. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your husband I am praying that you will have hope in the mist of your sorrow and comfort in the midst of your pain Fr: Sharon with love

  8. My sincere condolences to his families and friends.He was such a humble soul I was saddened by his passing because I spoke to him two hours before is untimely death.your life was a blessings,your memory a treasure you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

  9. My siblings and I would like to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband. Wishing you peace, comfort and courage during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

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