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Obituary for Thomas A Mondrey

Thomas Alva Edison Mondrey, Tommy, as he was affectionately known, entered into eternal rest Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017. He was born to the late William H. Mondrey, Sr., and Annie L. Mondrey in Amelia, VA.

He was educated in Amelia County Public Schools, graduating from Russell Grove High School in 1965. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Liberty Baptist Church. He worked as a Correctional Officer at Nottoway Correctional Center and as a Special Police for Amelia County Public Schools. He also was employed by Woodfin Gas Company and retired from Waste Management Company.

He had a great sense of humor. He loved his children and grandchildren, his guitars, banjo’s, baseball, cowboy hats, NASCAR racing, pickup trucks, wrestling, and especially his country music.

He united in marriage to Chermine Tyler in 1986, From this union a daughter and son was born. Years later after divorcing, he married Dorothy (Dottie) McCoy and reared a son, Corey McCoy.

He is predeceased by his son Jerry Mondrey; wife Dorothy McCoy; father William H. Mondrey, Sr.; two sisters Sarah Mondrey and Estelle Mondrey Tillman. He leaves to cherish fond memories: his mother, Annie L. Mondrey; daughter Iolette Mondrey-Pittman (Ahmad Rashad); son Corey McCoy; granddaughters, Decara Eppes, Jazlyn Mondrey, J’Kahra Mondrey, Iylahna Mondrey; four great grandchildren, Jah’Mir Crawley, Je’Siah Reavis, Messiah Reavis and Annaleia Mondrey; four brothers William (Billy) Mondrey, Jr. (Lois) of Amelia, VA, Paul, Victor and Andrew Mondrey (Sharon) of Richmond, VA; eight sisters, Mary Jasper, Louise Harris, Marilyn Mondrey Hicks (Garland) of Amelia, VA, Reverend Nancy Clarke (William Lee), Augusta Thornton (David Jr.) of Powhatan, VA, Maxine Mondrey of Richmond, VA, Audrey Caison of Oxon Hill, MD and Martha Smith of Chester, VA; three aunts, Estelle Pettis of Richmond, VA, Ernestine Booker and Frances Booker of Clairton, PA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, his faithful best friend and caregiver, Chermine T. Booker; friends, Paul Monroe, Joseph (Joe) Ruffin and William (Gee) Banks; numerous other relatives and friends. Tommy was a loving son, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. He would talk to any and everybody and always had a funny story or joke to tell you. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Funeral Services Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, Amelia. Interment Church Cemetery

Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.


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