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Remembering Christopher Elan Thomas

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Posted by: Steve Hardwick
Date: Feb 28 2018 8:22 AM

To All Who Donated

Today was a very special day ❤️

A couple of months ago I raised money for two very special moms who both had lost a son 3 years ago and were buried without a headstone until the family could get one.

I got a call this afternoon from Ben Earnest with Sunset Memorial Park, who helped me tremendously, to let me know that Christopher Thomas’s headstone had arrived and his mom Trina McWilliams asked me to meet her at the cemetery.

Thank you so much to all who donated...You definitely made a positive difference in a grieving mother’s life today and you also made a difference in my life ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Christopher you are Loved, Missed And Remembered Every Day

Sharon SteinmannBy Sharon Steinmann 
on March 18, 2014 at 10:50 PM, updated March 18, 2014 

MOBILE, Alabama – Hundreds of students, faculty and friends gathered at Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza on the University of South Alabama campus for a candlelight vigil in memory of USA student Christopher Elan Thomas on Tuesday, March 18.

Thomas, 21, of Dothan, Ala., was found unresponsive in the Gamma 5 residence hall at the university on March 15. He was a political science major and an active campus leader. The cause of his death has not been determined.

The vigil was organized by Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Jaguar Productions and the Student Government Association. 

Students hugged and wept as the USA African-American Student Association choir sang. Phi Kappa Sigma treasurer Zach Charlton, 21, talked about his fraternity brother through tears, pausing at times. “He was an inspiration for me and everyone,” said Charlton.

Edgar Walker of Dothan, Thomas’ uncle, also spoke thanking the university and the students for their generosity and kindness. Looking around at the large crowd, he recalled how much Thomas loved attending the school and being so involved with campus groups and activities. “He didn’t leave us, he just went home and he’s waiting for us to get there,” said Walker.

Thomas, a young Republican, had just found out two weeks ago that he had been accepted into a summer internship program with the Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. According to their website, the organization provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications for young conservatives. 

"He always said he'd be the first African American governor in Alabama," said Walker after the vigil. "I felt that he'd go far in politics," he added.

“He always said he’d be the first African American governor in Alabama,” said Walker after the vigil. “I felt that he’d go far in politics,” he added

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