In Memory of CH (LTC-R) Thomas Allen Eddy

Thomas Allen Eddy, 60, passed away on February 22, 2024, surrounded by his wife and children, after over an 11-year battle with cancer and associated complications.

He was born to Carl and Joan (Krasse) Eddy on December 21, 1963, in Bay Shore, New York. Thomas went to high school at F.W. Springstead High School in Springhill, Florida, when he met his wife Lorelei Ann (Rouse) who attended a nearby high school. They married on June 2nd, 1984; this summer they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Thomas would go on to graduate from Florida Southern College with a Bachelors in Psychology/Sociology and later from Reformed Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity.

In April 1986, Thomas joined the U.S. Army, where he served his country for over 29 years, most of that time as a Chaplain serving his Lord while supporting soldiers around the world.

After retiring from the Army, Thomas and Lorelei joined Mission to North America’s Mission to State, and founded a specific ministry to State Capitols, which focused on establishing pastoral care at state capitals across the country to support our country’s leaders with prayer, scripture, and godly counsel.

Thomas is survived by his wife Lorelei, their daughter Andreana, her husband Matthew Morris and their children Miriam and Aria, son Jonathan, son Joseph, his wife Ineke and their children Kytalin, Lydia, Ryleigh, and expectant adopted twins Myles and Dylan, son Christopher, his wife Callie and their children, Emery, Ona-Lena, Ellis, Avalynn, son Paul, and son Samuel, his brother Kenneth and wife Kim, their son Edward Swan and Kenneth’s son Kenneth Jr., his sister Cindyann, her husband Edward Johnson, and their children Jessica Mae, James, and Jason.

He is proceeded by his father, mother, and brother James.

When Thomas was first diagnosed with Lymphoma in November 2012, he was told that the disease was terminal and he could have as little as a couple of months to live. He would go on to fight for 11 years, facing multiple mutations, setbacks, and associated illnesses, ultimately succumbing to complications from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, including COVID, that were exacerbated by being immunocompromised as a result of cancer treatments.

In those 11 years, the Lord blessed Thomas greatly. He got to meet 8 additional grandchildren, baptizing 7 of them, he was honored to perform 3 weddings, including ones for his brother and a nephew. He took over 400 flights, traveling to 70+ cities, in 7 countries, exploring the world with Lorelei, and bringing blessings to friends and strangers alike, they grew the State Capitol mission substantially and established strong leadership which will carry forward the ministry for decades to come, and had the pleasure to be a witness and joy to countless people.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, GA, with burial to follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, GA, where military honors will be observed. A separate memorial service will be held at Harvester Presbyterian in Alexandria, VA at a later date for friends and family in northern states.

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