July 16, 1991 — Nov. 12, 2021 (age 30)
YOUNGSTOWN — A homegoing celebration in honor of Stacey D. Thomas will be held Saturday (Nov. 27) at 10:30 a.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 1210 Himrod Ave.
His family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Tod Homestead Cemetery.
Mr. Thomas departed this life Nov. 12 in Columbus.
Stacey was born July 16, 1991 in Youngstown to his parents Stacey E. Thomas and Lareane Townsend.
Growing up, Stacey along with his mom and siblings, faithfully attended Old Glory Non-Denominational Church where he accepted Christ at an early age. The church was under the leadership of Pastor Emanuel P. Adams.
Stacey was a graduate of Mahoning Valley Opportunity Center.
Through adolescence and adulthood, it was clear Stacey’s passion was music, “old school” to be exact, and anything by Keith Sweat or Jodeci. This earned him the nickname “Radio Raheem."
Always loving and compassionate and the life of every party, he loved dancing. Stacey would get the party started and keep it going all night long.
His personality brightened every room he walked into.
Stacey loved all his family and was very proud to be a father, gloating that his children were his greatest accomplishments.
Stacey resided in Columbus and was employed by Rumpke Trash Pickup and Recycling Services.
Stacey leaves to cherish his memories his father, Stacey E. Thomas; his mother and stepfather, Tim and Lareane Nuby; grandparents Alberta Daniels, Charles Townsend and Terri DeMarco; siblings De’Waylan, Shaylese, Raymond, Stashanna, Stacia, Aisiah (Sidney), Tizjai, and Timesha; his children Stacey Jr., Sa’Riyah, Sy’Juan, Sa’Neah and Emmanuel; his Uncle Dawon whom he had a close relationship with; a special” Aunt Richonda, who kept him in line with tough love and discipline; cousin Artajiah whom he irritated on a regular basis; and friends Desmon, Phife, Derrick, Tank, Matt, and Shanice, who always looked out for his behalf.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Zadie Pearce and Albert and Lucille Williams; grandparents Sebron Spivey, Betty Thomas and Richard Daniels; and a stepbrother, Aaron Mahdee.