53, ascended into heaven on Thursday, October 14, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Brian was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, on Friday, October 27, 1967. He was the only son of Dorothy Louise Marshall and Theodore Thomas. Brian was a 1986 graduate of Northwest High School in Clarksville, Tennessee, and he also attended Tennessee State University. Brian was preceeded in death by his father, Theodore Thomas; his grandparents, John Bell, Sr., and Ruby Bell; his uncles, Barry Bell, Blair Bell, and his uncle and mentor, John Bell, Jr. Brian was a Christian believer in Jesus Christ. He was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he previously served as an usher. Brian retired after 26 years of service as a Captain from Northeast Ohio Correctional Facility in 2010. He recently was employed at IMI as a cement truck driver.
Brian leaves to cherish his memories, the love of his life, his wife, the former Cina Robbins, whom he married on June 14, 1997; his twin sons, Mark Johnny Thomas and Monty John Thomas, all of Nashville; his mother, Dorothy Louise Marshall of Clarksville; two sisters, Tonya (Tommy) Fletcher, of Clarksville, and Monica (Ivan) Pone, of Murfeesboro; two sister/cousins, Jennifer Bell and Walkeria Golden-Brown, both of Nashville; his in-laws, Christina and Hosie Adams, of Columbus, Ohio; and Keith and Stacey Little, Sr., of Youngstown, Ohio; his sisters-in-law, Keisha Burton of Nashville and Kimberly Willis of Youngstown; brothers-in-law, Keith (Chelsea) Little Jr., and Tre Little, both of Youngstown; his grandparent-in-laws, Elder Johnny and Joyce Robbins, of Boardman, Ohio; and his aunts, Helen Coleman, Gracey Massey, and Renae Golden-Bell, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing Friday, October 22, 2021, 1-6 at fh. Visitation Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10-11 with funeral to follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Jefferson St.