Malachi Lee “Mali” Thomas, age 14 of Rockwood, passed away on Friday, January 6th, 2017. Malachi was born on August 30th, 2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee, but he was a longtime resident of Rockwood. He attended Trinity Word of Faith Church in Rockwood. He was an 8th grader at Rockwood Middle School. He had aspirations of being a diesel mechanic when he grew up. Malachi had a huge heart, he enjoyed being in the woods at “his fort”, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He was a loving son and a great big brother. He enjoyed riding his bike, hanging with his friends, and listening to music. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Janie and Russell Thomas. Great Grandparents; Clifford & Lorene Hunter, and John & Ola Faye Willis.
He is survived by:
Mother: Heather Thomas (boyfriend Chris Brock) of Rockwood, TN
Father: Russell Thomas of Harriman, TN
Brothers & Sisters: Ian Thomas, Kristian Thomas, Titan Byrge, Micah Thomas, and Promise Thomas.
Grandparents: James and Dean Willis of Rockwood, TN
Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 12th 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jimmy Willis officiating. Graveside and interment services will follow in the Piney Grove cemetery in Midtown, (Harriman) TN. Memorial contributions may be made in person at Evans Mortuary or online at https://www.gofundme.com/fly-high-malachi Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Malachi Thomas.