Deborah Thomas Jones

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Deborah Thomas
Deborah Thomas

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Deborah Thomas

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Class Year: 1972
Residing In: Cleveland, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: Arthel Jones (Deceased passed away 8/13/05)
Occupation: Senior Housing Consultant and Minister of Music
Children: One Daughter, Nakeesha Dawn Moore. She 35 years old (12/01/1977).
Keesha passed away 9/15/2013. More…no children. Completed 2 yrs. at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Very Smart. Loves computers, children. She has excellent speaking voice. A good Artist and wrote poetry well.
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Over the passed 40 years, I worked for a HUD Certified Counseling Agency in Cleveland, Ohio. I've held several positions starting with Counselor/Case Manager; Site Manager; Asst. to the Director of Services and Mid Level
Management. I prepared statistical reports, wrote proposals and conducted
special projects for the County, City, State, Federal Government which are
all Funders. In 2008 I was Certified by the Ohio Supreme Court as a Court
Mediator to advocate with lenders, Investors and the City of Cleveland and
Urban Municipalities to address housing problems or needs including Default
Mortgages/Foreclosure Prevention; United Way 211 programs and other
special projects for the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. I conducted individual and group workshops on Stabilizing Home Management; Financial Literacy classes; Home Buyer Seminars; HECM
Reverse Mortgage Counseling.
The Highlight of my Career was on January 4, 2012, when President Obama visited Cleveland and made a personal visit with my Senior Couple, William & Endia Eason at their home (Holborn Avenue) along with our Attorney General Richard Cordray, staff from ESOP all TV Medias Channels 3, 5, 8, 19 and 43 as well as heavy security FBI, Policeman, Fireman, Boom Squad, City Officials, Street/Sanitation Workers.

I had the opportunity to spend a week with the President's personal staff
prior to his Visit to the City of Cleveland and Democratic Party event at Shaker Heights High School. President Obama thanked me and others
for saving the couple from Predatory lending, Repair Scams, Foreclosure
and I Obtained A Reverse Mortgage Loan to settle a $110,000 debt for
$40,000 plus completed all the Home Repairs they had paid for but never
were completed.
Mr. Eason quotted The Gettysbury Address. There wasn't a dye eye in the home after he finish. Mr Eason had been in the Nursing Home for 3 1/2 years at that point. This was his first visit home. He told the President that I was their everything Counselor, friend, Mediator, like a daughter and sometimes a mother, we laughed at the the last one since
they were 92 and 81 years old.

We received the Presidential Coins and some Photos which were taken by Pres. Obama's private Photographer. President Obama's visit was two
fold. He wnt to make Residents of Cuyahoga County the City of Cleveland
and State of Ohio as well as all other States aware that there is free help
laws federal, city and state to protect homeowners and renters against
scams, fraud and predatory lending. Mrs. Eason was invited to accompany the President and staff to Shaker High School as his guest.

Mrs. Eason surprised the President, his staff and the entire security force
with her famous Pies, Sweet Potatoes and Peach Cobblers. They were all made fresh the night before. All hand stirred by her and their were delicious. The President's Staff assured him that it was Already checked out and personally verified by them each over lunch every day the week before he arrived. There is a tremendous amount of Security preparation.

Since that time I took care of the Easons. Mr. Eason passed away April 22, 2014 and Mrs. Eason stayed with me the last year of her life and peacefully passed away on May 21, 2015 in my home. Amen and thank
God for allowing me to be a servant. Yes we are our brothers keeper!!!

Is it o.k. for the reunion committee to contact you regarding upcoming events?

Yes

Best way to contact you?

Email-give address here deborahthomasjones@att.net

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Celebrate your day with thanksgiving, family and friends. Enjoy doing what you like the most and remember
"Your Best Is Yet To Come"...Much Love, Deborah TJ

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Sep 02, 2015 at 12:33 PM

I had the privilege of knowing Roderick as a classmate, but more importantly as a young christian

brother.  He and his brother Frederick (Twins) were great singers. They were fathful members of the

Youth Voices of Hope Community Choir. One  of my favorite songs they Led Was "Do It Today, Right Now".

Heaven is rejoicing, since they are both  together again singing  in the Angelic Choir...

Gone But Not Forgotten

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Hey my friend, Just thinking of you. I trust you and your family are well. I was sorry to
hear about the passing of all our classmates, especially in the past few months & weeks.
Too many gone to soon. It been almost 2 years since my Dad past and soon to be for
my Daughter. I've buried 3 girl friends, my Godmother just died on May 24th in my home
and I am preparing for my dear friend, church member and Nakeesha's Godfather
funeral on Saturday, August 29th. I was shocked to hear about Viola Cobb's passing.
Was she sick. Please call me. Also check on my Mother, Ms. Erma Smiley 900 idlewood
Circle in Center Point (205) 853-5773. I will also appreciate you for caring for my Father.
FYI Joclyn and her family is moving back to B'ham in September. They are looking to
purchase a home in Center point or near my mother and Coretta (she live at 905 Skyview Drive)I hope to see you in September and/or October for Magic City Classics . Much Luv

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE NOVEMBER 2008, GETHSEMANE BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATING THE ELECTION OF THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA.
WHAT A TIME, SINGING, SHOUTING, PRAISING AND THANKING GOD...LOOK HOW FAR HIS BROUGHT US FROM..."THE B E S T IS YET TO COME"
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
THE LATE REV. JAMES CLEVELAND GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP OF AMERICA CONVENTION, PHILADELPHIA, PA. MY BEST FRIEND AND COUNTERPART GLENN BRACKENS AND I MODELING
CHOIR ROBES FOR A ROLE COMPANY IN PHILLY
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
DEBORAH AT WORK, COMMUNITY HOUSING SOLUTIONS, H.U.D COUNSELING AGENCY IN CLEVELAND, OHIO. I HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED HERE SINCE 1976 TO PRESENT. SENIOR HOUSING COUNSELOR; CERTIFIED IN MORTGAGE DEFAULT/FORECLOSURE PREVENTION; HOMEOWNERSHIP CONSULTANT AND CONDUCT
WORSHOPS ON FINANCIAL LITERACY, CONSUMER EDUCATION.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
REV. JAMES CLEVELAND GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP OF AMERICA ANNUAL CONVENTION 2001 NEW ORLEANS, LA. SHARING AND ENJOYING A WONDERFUL MUSICAL & PRAISE EXPERIENCE WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE GOSPEL SINGER, WRITER AND MUSICIAN RICHARD SMALLWOOD. "TOTAL PRAISE", "JESUS IS THE CENTER OF MY JOY" AND "HEALING"
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
SANDRA LEONARD, MY BEST FRIEND, SISTER AND CO-WORKER.
Sandra and I were attending My Church's Banquet at the Mediterrian Party Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
We Met in 1976 and have been close until the end.
Sandra passed away 3/28/09, age 59; I miss her so much, but will always cherish the many wonderful memories. In 33 years we never fell out. RIP.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
DEBORAH AT THE EMBASSY SUITES IN BEACHWOOD, OHIO
2005 JAM FAMILY REUNION. MY HUSBAND'S FAMILY. CELEBRATE THEIR HERITAGE FROM BESSEMER, AL; DETROIT, MI; PITTSBURG, PA; NASHVILLE, TN; CHICAGO, IL AND LOS ANGELES, CA. THEY COME TOGETHER EVERY 2 YEARS. THIS PAST YEAR 2009, WE ADDED ATLANTA, GA. GOOD FOOD, FUN, FELLOWSHIP, FOLLOWSHIP AND MUCH FAMILY LOVE.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY, HUSAND, ARTHEL; DAUGHTER, KEESHA AND MYSELF. FAMILY POTRAIT 1998 STARLIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH, CLEVELAND, OHIO
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
GETHSEMANE BAPIST CHURCH, CLEVELAND, OHIO
ANNUAL WOMEN'S CHOIR. I AM MINISTER OF MUSIC.
THE FAMED "WINGS OF JORDAN CHOIR" AT ORGANIZED OUT OF MY CHURCH. 1ST NEGRO SINGER TO PERFORM LIVES ON WGAR IN THE EARLY 1930'S. KNOWN FOR THEIR REDITIONS OF THE NEGRO SPIRITUALS. WE HAVE 5 ORIGINAL MEMBERS STILL LIVING AND SINGING WITH "THE WINGS CELEBRATION CHORUS.
WE HONORED THIS GROUP AND THEIR LEGACY FOR THEIR 70TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY 2009. GUEST MUSICIAN, DIRECTOR & DR. MARGARET DOROUX,
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
My Mother and I. 1st pose in her yard B'ham, Al 2003.
2nd pose at Cleveland, Ohio 1988 at Glenville Church of God where I was be honored in a Musical Appreciation program. It was Grand
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Aunt Dot and My Grandfather, Mr. Willie Thomas