Mr. Tesmond Devonta Thomas, 28, of 1909 E. Washington Street, Rockingham, North Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 2, 2021.
Tesmond Devonta Thomas was born on January 24, 1993, to Denita Faye Thomas of Aberdeen, NC, and Darren Ledbetter of Rockingham, NC. He departed this life on July 2, 2021.
As a middle-aged child, Tesmond attended Ellerbe Junior High, he played on the football and basketball teams. In addition, Tesmond attended St. Joseph Bible Church of God in Ellerbe, NC. He was a member of the youth choir, adult choir, mime team and he participated in community service.
Tesmond graduated and received his high school diploma from Richmond Senior High School in 2011. During his time at Richmond Senior High, he was a member of the Army JROTC, and he was actively involved in the Auto Mechanic class.
Tesmond worked at Trinity Rail in Hamlet, NC, at the time of his departure. Tesmond loved his family and friends. He loved to sing and rap at family functions. He was the life of the party. He loved his Pit-bull dogs (Kobe, Blackberry, Pistol, Hennessy, Justice, Menace, Spirit, Miss Domino, AK, and Drako), but Red, Nita, and Drea were his first loves. Tesmond loved to walk his dogs, feed them, play with them, and train them. Tesmond loved to dance, and he was a proud member of the "Jerk Warriorz". His favorite football team was the 49ers. His favorite basketball player was Kobe Bryant. Tesmond also loved to ride dirt bikes.
During his last years, Tesmond became an entrepreneur, starting his own business called Thomas Kennels. He also started his own YouTube Channel. He learned he was from a Tribe called Judah which led him to become a believer in the Hebrew Israelites.
In 2014, Tesmond met the love of his life, La'Tany'a Jones, and to this union, two children were born, Levi and Judah. Tesmond loved his boys, and he taught them about dogs, sports, and motorcycles. He was raising his two boys to become strong and loving black men.
Tesmond was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Williams, grandfather, Jerry Thomas, his great grandmother, Mother Almeta Brower, and a special great grandmother, Fannie Mae Williams.
Left to cherish fond and loving memories are his mother, Denita Thomas of Aberdeen, NC; his father, Darren Ledbetter of Rockingham, NC; three brothers, Darius Ledbetter of Rockingham, NC, Jaycean Ramirez and Jimmy Williams both of Aberdeen, NC; two sisters, Chonna Thomas (Jeffery) of Rockingham, NC, and Maya Ledbetter of Rockingham, NC; his grandmother, Linda Thomas of Rockingham, NC; a special grandmother, Frances Williams of Ellerbe, NC; and a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
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Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, North Carolina.
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