Obituary: Sean Quintin Thomas - Football 2011-2014 - July 17, 2019
Sean Quintin Thomas
"The just man, though he die early, shall be at rest…Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the Lord. (Wisdom 4:7, 13-14) Sean Quintin Thomas, age 26, entered into eternal life on July 17, 2019.
A native of Vacherie, he was a resident of Lafayette, LA. A 2011 graduate of St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, he excelled in sports. His exceptional ability as a defensive back on the Purple Knights football team helped him to garner a full athletic football scholarship to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where his Ragin' Cajuns were four-time R & L Carrier New Orleans Bowl Champions. He graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of General Studies.
While in Lafayette he worked with youth in various summer camps. As a young entrepreneur, he was a barber, fashion designer, and model. He was employed by Envoy Air-American Airlines in Dallas, TX.
Sean is survived by his daughter, Kai Marie Thomas; parents Quintin Sean Thomas of New Orleans and Mary Kaye Smith Thomas of Vacherie; sisters Kaisha and Haven Thomas, a half-sister, Breannie Charles of Lafayette; stepmother Rosemary Thomas of New Orleans and step-siblings Troy Cooper II of Baton Rouge and Amber Cooper of Lafayette; paternal grandparents, Alex Thomas, Sr. of Plaquemine and Evelyn Thomas of White Castle; his godparents: Lionel Pierre of Shreveport, Patrick Taylor of Monroe, Delisa Washington of Lafayette and Lynn Farris of Baton Rouge; godfather, Jrue Aubert of New Orleans. Also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and former team members.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles Smith and Willie Mae Smith and one uncle, Alex Thomas, Jr. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 13281 Hwy. 644, Vacherie, LA, Father Joshua Johnson officiating.
Visitation begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by Rosary at 9:30 a.m. Celebration of Life with Remembrance honoring his life at 10:30 a.m. service at 11 a.m. Entombment at Our Lady of Peace Church Cemetery. Final care has been entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Hwy Gramercy, LA 70052.Published in The Times-Picayune from July 25 to July 26, 2019 Athletic Network Footnote by Dr. Ed Dugas.
Please click on www.athleticnetwork.net - Photo Gallery (left side of home page) - Football - then, each of Sean's years on the team, 2011-2014.
Our condolences to his family and friends. May the Peace of the Lord be with his family.