Obituaries

Lucinda Daniels
B: 1969-11-09
D: 2018-12-08
View Details
Daniels, Lucinda
Delilah Lewis
B: 1946-09-30
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Lewis, Delilah
Wayne Love
B: 1948-08-07
D: 2018-11-27
View Details
Love, Wayne
Albert Leak
B: 1961-12-24
D: 2018-11-27
View Details
Leak, Albert
Donald White
B: 1936-12-30
D: 2018-11-27
View Details
White, Donald
Alexander Buie
B: 1953-10-03
D: 2018-11-26
View Details
Buie, Alexander
Leisa King
B: 1969-04-07
D: 2018-11-21
View Details
King, Leisa
Alberto Martinez
B: 1955-11-16
D: 2018-11-09
View Details
Martinez, Alberto
Lesbia Lilly
B: 1959-05-25
D: 2018-11-07
View Details
Lilly, Lesbia
Mae Jones
B: 1917-09-09
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Jones, Mae
Dennis Callender
B: 1954-07-08
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Callender, Dennis
Cedric Brown
B: 1988-08-09
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Brown, Cedric
Jesse Adams
B: 1999-02-28
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Adams, Jesse
Donald Davis
B: 1958-12-10
D: 2018-11-04
View Details
Davis, Donald
Mildred Chase
B: 1925-10-29
D: 2018-11-02
View Details
Chase, Mildred
Edward Grant
B: 1957-09-20
D: 2018-10-30
View Details
Grant, Edward
Anastasia Lovett
B: 1957-12-10
D: 2018-10-28
View Details
Lovett, Anastasia
Virginia McGilberry
B: 1935-01-02
D: 2018-10-28
View Details
McGilberry, Virginia
Sharon Sellers
B: 1955-03-25
D: 2018-10-12
View Details
Sellers, Sharon
Maggie Shaw
B: 1942-04-01
D: 2018-10-09
View Details
Shaw, Maggie
Yancy Woods
B: 1963-10-02
D: 2018-10-01
View Details
Woods, Yancy

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3809 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: (910) 433-2616
Fax:

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Thomas DeShazo can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Thomas Jackson DeShazo

Brother Thomas Jackson DeShazo,
affectionately called “Jack”, age 90, was born on September 16,
1927, in Figsboro, VA, to the late Luther and Oria DeShazo. He
peacefully departed this life on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the
North Carolina State Veterans Home, Fayetteville, NC.


As a child, Thomas and his family moved to Martinsville, VA,
where his father worked in the local furniture factory. In 1944,
Thomas left Martinsville to join the U.S. Navy, where he served
his country for 20 years. After being honorably discharged from
the military, Thomas worked for the Marriott Corporation, District
of Columbia, Department of Corrections, and was co-owner of
DeShazo’s Bar and Grill in Glassboro, NJ. He eventually retired
and moved to Hope Mills, North Carolina with his wife Mary.


Thomas loved the Lord. For a number of years, he was a faithful
member of Peace Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., where he
served as a trustee, senior usher and worked diligently with the Share
Food Project. In 1997, along with his wife, Mary, he joined Lewis
Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as an usher,
worked with VBS, the Homecoming Committee, the Finance
Committee, and was a member of the Male Sunday School Class.


Thomas will always be remembered as a sharp dresser and the best
marcher on the Senior Usher Board. He loved to entertain family
and friends at his extravagant, fun-filled cookouts and was especially
known for his hearty laughter.



Thomas truly loved his family. He was a faithful husband to
his wife of 52 years, Mary Close DeShazo; loving father to four
children, Thomas Williams (Cindy), Frederick Williams (Dollie),
Pamela Williams Cochran and Thomasena Williams (SC). The joys
of his life were his grandchildren, Shonell Reed, Nicole Cannon
(Sherman), Jamel Williams, Kamilah Cooper (Carlton), Thomas
Williams IV (Swiyyah), Leila Williams and Stephen Williams;
eight great-grands, two great-great-grands, and a host of nieces and
nephews residing in Virginia.


Thomas was preceded in death by his sisters, Mae DeShazo, Julia
Reid, Bessie Prunty, and Lean Douthit; two older brothers; and
cousin, Orabelle Petty.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos