Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Thomas Anthony Eason

09/28/1959 - 01/28/2018

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Friday, February 2, 2018 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 1pm, Saturday, February 3, 2018
Samuel Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church
1635 Caratoke Highway Moyock NC

Interment Information

Samuel Chapel Pentecostal Church Cemetery
1635 Caratoke Highway Moyock NC

Thomas Anthony Eason was born in Chesapeake, Virginia to the late Goldie Towe Eason and Hope Alfred Eason Sr. on September 28th, 1959. He is the youngest of ten children. Thomas grew up in Virginia and lived there until his high school graduation from Great Bridge High School in 1997, where he then moved north to New York, to be with his mother and father. Accepting a full ride to C.W. Post to play football; he ended up finishing his studies at Nassau Community College, where he met his wife Susan in 1981. After a short time of being with her, he knew that he wanted to marry her. Susan knew as well, telling a friend that the day she met Thomas she knew he was going to be the man she married. In 1984, after many wonderful years of dating and engagement, Thomas and Susan tied the knot, in a beautiful ceremony, where neither of them could keep the smiles off their faces. In 1988, they welcomed a son, Thomas Joshua. Before his birth, they used to lay on the bed, watching him kick through his mother’s belly, excited for their baby boy’s arrival. In 1990, they welcomed their first daughter, Jessica Lauren. Days went by before she was named, everyone in the hospital calling her, Baby Girl Eason. They were happy to welcome their first girl, knowing that they would always do their best to protect her. In 1997, much to their surprise, they welcomed their last child, Jennifer Alyse. He knew she was a girl before everyone else, for Susan didn’t want to know the sex. Up until now, Thomas always called her boo and baby girl. Tom’s mother wanted him to be a dentist, but he knew his heart was in engineering. He wound up finishing NCC with a construction engineering degree. He was 22 when he started working at Strathmore as an estimator and his love for his job and construction flourished. In 1990 he became a business owner, after years of owning it, he sadly had to let it go. Thomas was involved in many large construction and development projects throughout the state of New York, from working at the original World Trade Center to the new Freedom Tower, his knowledge and skilled allowed him to flourish and work on vast amounts of projects. He recently acquired a new business, in which he was proud to say that he was a Black Business Owner; his office was located in the kitchen table of his home, where he would frequently tell his family members, “Get out of my office!” whenever they were being too loud for him. Thomas continuously showed how important construction was to him, and in this he allowed this love to translate into two of his children, Thomas Joshua, who went and studied Civil Engineering, and Jessica Lauren, who went and studied Architectural Design. His desire for his to children to find pride in their blackness, is the reason why Jennifer Alyse wanted to get into Civil Rights Law. Tom’s competiveness was excessive. Whether it is screaming at the Jets game on TV, or cheering on the sidelines at one of his children’s sporting events. Tom has always been about winning, whether defeating siblings in a game of "Sorry", friends or even his children. On weekends, they would practice the various sports that they had been involved with. He is a funny guy, cracking jokes most of the time (many directed at his children), and thinking that everything he said was hilarious. He is religious as well, prayed for every meal and at his bedside every night. Although he was not always able to show it, Tom’s children and wife know how much he loves them. With frequent phone calls to all his children while they were away at school, to the goodnight he would yell at the top of the stairs before going to bed. He was a problem solver and an advisor. His advice was endless. Most people saw him to be intimidating, 6’5” isn’t the friendliest height, but if you saw him around his children and wife, he was the biggest softie and their protector. Thomas loved his mother deeply, his wife said that’s what drew her to him. Virginia has always been his home, frequently talking about his childhood to the food his mother cooked – she was always happy to whip him up a meal when he came around. Him and his family used to fight over her pieces of Pound Cake and German Chocolate Cake which they would hide in cabinets around the kitchen. He loved his mother deeply and he would visit her as often as he could; her love and spirit was in him until the day he passed. If he had had the chance, Thomas would have had been an amazing grandfather, for love is engrained heavily in his heart. Thomas touched many lives. So many people will miss him. In his passing, he will leave behind his wife Susan; his three children, Thomas Joshua, Jessica Lauren, and Jennifer Alyse; seven siblings, Vivian (James), Eunice, Lucy, Beulah Mae (Marvin), Hope (Titina), Alvin Linwood (Janice), and Joyce. He has left a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. He will be missed dearly.

Linda Robinson-Coleman My heartfelt sorrow goes out to you and your family.
Posted: 2/11/2018
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Miciah I'm here on this website to give people who lost there dead loved ones some hope. Please read Revelation 21:3,4. There's hope that you can find there. Also please check out our website www.jw.org where there is hope for all walks of life and every single person on the earth. Have a great day.
Posted: 2/3/2018
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Mr.and Mrs. R. Wingate We would like to extend our sincere condolence for your loss. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in joyful memory help comfort you tomorrow. God bless you.
Posted: 2/2/2018
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Mike Turner & family May our prayers be with you and your family as you rest in peace classmate.
Posted: 2/1/2018
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Angela Bridges My prayers are with you and your family love you and God-bless
Posted: 2/1/2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Nash God be with you and give you his peace. We pray for your comfort. Heavenly Father loves and sustains his children. Love and prayers, Harvey and Faye Nash
Posted: 2/1/2018
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