SPRINGFIELD - It saddens me beyond measure to announce that Corey J. Thomas, originally from Webster, was taken from this world on January 15, 2020.
He leaves his mother, Denise L. (Kirby) Thomas and his father, Jonathan A. Thomas; the love of his life, Brittney Lomax with whom he created the most perfect person, Brady Thomas; his brothers, Jose Thomas, Michael Thomas, DJ Kirby-Thomas and Jay Thomas; his sister, Zoe Thomas; his paternal grandmother, Julia (Mendez) Thomas-Doutaz; his maternal grandfather, Donald Kirby; many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins and countless friends.
Corey was born in Milford on September 14, 1990 and had a fighting spirit from the beginning. He lived in Whitinsville for 3 years before coming to Webster and moved to Springfield last year. He attended Bartlett High School. He loved sports and was a natural-born athlete. His Pop always said, ‘For his third birthday, he got muscles.”
Corey worked as a truck driver for the Salvation Army in Springfield. He liked designer clothes, selfies and fresh haircuts. Though he lived a humble existence, he passed his love of life on to his son Brady which is evident in every picture of Brady and his dad. The sun rose and set on his baby boy.
Corey didn’t want the world to know he was struggling with addiction, not because he was hiding it or ashamed of it, but because he wanted to be seen as the person he was and not that miniscule part of his existence. Addiction is a disease that is taking away the most beautiful people from our lives.
Corey was a happy person. On his second birthday his mom made a cake and forgot to put in the word “birthday” so it read “Happy Corey.” There are no truer words.
Corey was a bright, happy soul who danced through this world attracting everyone to his light. He was brave, fearless even. I ask all who loved him to live life to the fullest in his memory and to honor his spirit. Stay clean, fight for life, hike trails, ride bikes, climb mountains, swim oceans, pose in the mirror, take selfies, fulfill promises, learn something new, grow – just live.
Visiting hours for Corey will be held on Saturday, January 25, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM in Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street, Webster, with a service to celebrate his life at 4:30 PM. Donations may be made to the Brady Thomas Trust Fund, c/o Webster First Federal Credit Union, East Main St., Webster, MA 01570.