Roy E. Thomas, Sr., 76, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Vaughan, NC, departed this life May 20, 2016. He was preceded in death by his son, Tyrone Thomas, Sr.; three sisters, Genola Thomas Bullock, Lue Ellen Thomas Smith, Ruthie Mae Thomas Faulcon; four brothers, Jack, Ocy Jasper, Simon and Robert Ed Thomas. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, a devoted wife of 57 years, Shirley B. Thomas; five children, Valerie Thompson (Anthony), Michael Brooks (Karen), Roy, Jr. "Lil Roy" Thomas, Keith Thomas and Patrick Thomas (Felicia); 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers, McKinley Thomas (Cinderetha), Glen Thomas (Vivian), Horace Thomas, Sr., and Louis Thomas (Gerri); three sisters, Catherine Harrison, Delores Johnson (Jimmy) and Dorothy Murray; three sisters-in-law, Delores Thomas, Geraldine Armstead (Herbert), Carolyn Brooks; one devoted friend, George Sally; and a host of other relatives and friends. \n\nRemains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull St. Richmond, VA 23224, where funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Rev. Ronald C. Taylor, Sr., officiating. Interment Maury Cemetery.