Eric Dwayne "E' Thomas

September 21, 1972 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 49)


The service for Mr. Thomas will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of FIsher Memorial Funeral Parlor.

Due to Covid 19 Restrictions, Attendance limited to 50 persons (masked) and socially distanced

Eric Dwayne ‘E’ Thomas was born on September 21, 1972. He departed this life on October 23, 2021. He was born in Durham, N.C., to Herman and Carolyn Thomas. He was the brother of Gary D. Thomas. The father of Tyrie D. Thomas and Elijah D. Thomas.

Eric grew up in Mount Vernon Baptist Church and gave his life to God at an early age. He participated in Sunday school, children’s choir, and as an officer on the usher board. Eric was a member of the church’s basketball team, coached by his father and the team was a championship-winning team each year. He never lost his roots in the bible and had a good heart.

Eric was educated in Durham Public Schools, a 1990 graduate of Northern High School. He was a regional champion wrestler during high school. Upon graduation, he attended North Carolina Central University and then Winston Salem State University. Eric owned and operated both 4-U Car Wash and Thomas and Son’s Landscaping. Eric’s entrepreneurial spirit led him back to school to become a Certified Chef, which he truly enjoyed. He was currently employed as a Chief Chef at Maggiano’s Little Italy.  He loved cooking and was enthusiastic about going to work every day.

Eric leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, Tyrie D. and Elijah D. Thomas; his parents, Herman and Carolyn Thomas; two grandchildren, and  brother, Gary D. Thomas; nephew, DeKoryan Oritz and a host of loving uncles, aunts, cousins, and good friends.

Eric had a special way

of knowing what to do

to make others smile

his family truly loved him.


Your Loving Family  




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October 26, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

October 27, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mount Vernon Baptist Church
1007 S. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27707

Funeral Service
October 27, 2021

12:00 PM
Mount Vernon Baptist Church
1007 S. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27707

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