Ernest Tyrone Thomas (Ty) of Ivytown (Easton), Maryland, passed away on January 22, 2021 at
the Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He was born December 5, 1962 in Easton, MD. Ernest was
the son of the late Henry W. Thomas and Gladys V. Greene. He had a very close friend, that was closer
than any brother, the late Alvon J. Johns who passed away, July 10, 2008. They were best of friends and
they were friends for forever.
Mr. Thomas made Ivytown (Easton) his home throughout his entire life. He attended Easton
Senior High School graduating in the class of 1981. After graduating, Ernest went to work for the Talbot
County Public School System, retiring after 25 years of service. He also worked for the Talbot County
Senior Center for 15 years. Ernest stopped work after his health failed. After one year of health
problems, he felt good enough to return back to work. So, he started working for Home Instead Senior
Care. His passion was to care for Seniors and to help others.
Ernest loved to cook, when he worked at the senior center, he would have a Thanksgiving dinner
for the seniors, with all the trimmings. This went on for 15 years. He was a well-known person that was
full of laughs and jokes. He would do all he could for anybody that asked for his help. You would never hear
the word, "no," or "l can't," his response would be, "what do you want me to do," or "what time am I needed",
or "where do you want to go." He always did it with a smile. Ernest was a member of The New Queen Esther
A.M.E. Church, Ivytown, MD. Ernest worked diligently in the kitchen and assisted with church events.
He is survived by one son that he raised, James Lee Fowler. Two sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Greene,
(Arnold) of Ivytown, MD, Eloise Madison of Stone Mountain, GA. Three brothers, Charles Thomas
(friend Gloria Bivens) of Easton, William Thomas (Vonzella) of Cambridge, MD, Patrick Dixon (Amy)
of Easton. Two special nieces, Danielle Adams and Tiara Gill both of Easton, MD. He had a very close
friend, Ms. Sylvia Groce-Murray, a friend since school. A very special cousin, Christine Copper,
and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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