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Thomas Abram Grooms, 77 of Louisa, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical +Center. Thomas was a resident of Louisa County and was well known in the community.
Thomas was born on June 6, 1942 in Louisa County, the son of the late John Edward and Mary Ellen Grooms. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, his son Thomas Asher Clay, his brothers, John F. Grooms, James M. Grooms, and Roy E. Grooms and a sister, Barbara A. Henson.
Thomas is survived by a son, Michael Farrow (Tiffany), a daughter, Amanda Boone (Brandon) four grandsons, Jah’miereClay, Camden Clay, Landon Boone, August Boone all of Charlottesville Virginia, four granddaughters, Micah Farrow of Richmond Virginia, Marlee Clay, Richmond, Virginia, Londyn Boone and A’straia Boone of Charlottesville, Virginia, two brothers, Alfred Grooms (Lucy) of Palmyra and Earl Grooms (Merry) of Louisa and three sisters, Alberta Coffey (Harold), Mary Virginia Ragland (MacArthur), Mattie Lee (John) all of Louisa and a host of nieces and nephews and a close and devoted friend of the family James (Dickey) Ragland.
Thomas was a member of Galilee Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board for several years there. Thomas graduated from A.G. Richardson High School and attended National Business College in Charlottesville. Thomas was employed by Carriage Cleaners where he retired after 43 years. Thomas loved to cook and share meals with his family. He made sure that every Sunday and holidays were full with food. He enjoyed summer cookouts and entertaining. Thomas had a special and caring relationship with his brothers Alfred and Earl. Their Sundays were routine where they would ride around the county together. They were named the “The Three Stooges (Larry, Curly and Mo)” by their sister Mattie. Thomas had a loving and caring relationship with his sister Mattie and her husband John whom he shared residence with for the last 28 years. Thomas loved giving nicknames to every niece, nephew, and his grandchildren and great nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. Whenever a new baby was born we waited in anticipation of him to give them a nick name. He gave names like Pork Chop, Froy, Rudy, Nicolette, Danny, Chilly Willy, Romeo, Ding, Sweet Pea, Cheese, Cock Roach and Squirrel.
Thomas’s family wishes to express great appreciation and thanks to the MJH and UVA Emergency Care Units.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Galilee Baptist Church, Ferncliff Virginia with Pastor Reuben Lewis officiating. The burial will be held in the Grooms Family Cemetery on Grooms Lane, Louisa Va.
Sleep on Chef Thomas the Entertainer! We love you! You will be greatly missed. –The Family