Timothy Scott Thomas

July 6, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Timothy Scott Thomas, age 31, passed away the morning of Tuesday, July 6th, 2021, in the presence of his parents and fiancé. Timothy was born in Louisville, KY, on July 29th, 1989. His family moved to Charlotte, NC, in 1997, where he was raised and lived most of his life. Timothy graduated from Northwest School of the Arts in 2007 and went on to study Musical Theatre for two years at Catawba College before deciding to pursue Culinary Arts at Central Piedmont Community College. He was an exceptionally talented man who wore many hats, working various careers as a musician, performer, artist, and chef.

Timothy is survived by his parents, Oscar and Fanci Thomas; his two brothers, Oscar Thomas, Jr. and Nick Thomas; his grandparents, Evangeline Richard and Kenneth and Sylvia Clay, and his fiancé, Brandon Maurice Barber.  He was loved by a large extended family, including his six maternal aunts, Pamela (Fidel) Angulo, Wendy Lewis (Daniel Mueller), Lisa (Eric) Webber, Stacey (Sean) Tipton, Kenya (Dexter Sampson) Clay, Kulana (Fred) Granson and uncle, Keith (Janet) Lewis, and cousins, Theodore, Shanesse, Brittany, Victor, Gregory, Fidel, Trinity, Maiikai, Jason, and Max. Timothy’s paternal family includes his uncles, Malcolm Thomas, David (Donna) Gardner, Lonnie Gardner; aunts Aiesha (Nelson) Robinson, Tandeka (Cassius) Griffith, Starla Edison, Markena Jones, and Carmen (Johnnie Hall); honorary grandmother, Grandma Baby Gee Joshua, and cousins, Conya Hall and Danielle Hall.  He was also deeply loved by his life-long best friend and confidante, Mary Grace Hammond.

Timothy will be remembered by all who knew him as a genuinely gentle, humble, intelligent and creative spirit. He approached most things in life with a quiet, focused passion—always tempered with a keen and joyful sense of humor. An impressive musician, graceful dancer, skilled artist, and inspired chef, Timothy encouraged so many around him to break out of their comfort zones, embrace life, and persevere towards excellence in anything they do. He cared deeply about preserving and promoting the Arts in his community and beyond, always making an important impact on many fellow artists through those pursuits. Timothy was a fiercely loyal friend, partner, brother, and son with a remarkable ability to make anyone who had the pleasure to know him feel truly seen and heard. Most will remember that Timothy seldom did anything—whether mundane or major—without simultaneously singing his heart out; he could not help it. May his generous and kind energy live on through all whose lives he has touched, and his beautiful, unforgettable tenor voice forever resonate in the hearts of all who love him.

Timothy’s memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 17, 2021 in the Belk Chapel at Queens University of Charlotte, 2234 Radcliffe Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.  Masks are required inside the chapel during the visitation and service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Catawba College, Blue Masque Student Theatre Arts Organization, Attn: Carolyn Peeler, 2300 W Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 or online at https://catawba.edu/givingtocatawba/.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Christopher Zink

    I just received word of Timothy’s passing this morning. Please accept my condolences fr the loss of such a fine young man and artist. He will be missed.

    Christopher Zink

  • Teresa Taylor

    Oscar and Fanci please accept my condolences for the loss of your son Timmy. I just cannot image your pain and loss. Losing one of our neighborhood boys just seems so unreal. Sending love and prayers your way as with BJ and Nick also. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help in any way.
    Love and prayers,
    Teresa Taylor

  • Rosa Kershaw

    Oscar and Fanci, sorry to hear about your son passing. My heart goes out to the you both and I pray that God comfort your heart, mind and soul with peace that passes all understanding.

    Rosa Kershaw