Chakyia “Hope” Thomas

07/22/2000 - 06/25/2022

Obituary For Chakyia “Hope” Thomas

Celebrating our beloved, Ms. Chakyia “Hope” Thomas of Union Springs, AL, Carter Funeral Home humbly announces the restful transition of Ms. Thomas, age 21. Ms. Thomas transitioned into eternity, Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Montgomery, AL

The Commemoration of Life will begin with a public visitation, Saturday, July 2, 2022, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm in the sanctuary of the First Union Springs Seventh Day Adventist Church.

The Farewell Celebration will be held Sunday, July 3, 2022, at 2:00 pm from the Gymnasium of the Bullock County High School. Pastor Sargent Simms of the Macie Herbert Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church, Greenville, AL will deliver the message of triumph and comfort (see clickable live stream link below)

Interment will follow in the Union Springs Perpetual Care Cemetery.

In accordance with recommended COVID-19 Protocols, all attendees are requested to utilize appropriate facial coverings, maintain social distancing, and minimize physical contact.

On July 22, 2002, God blessed Charnear Stockdale & Derrick Thomas with a gift that would not only strengthen their faith and the faith of others in him, but would enable so many others to experience life’s greatest joy even in times of great difficulty. This gift was a gift of hope, known to the world as Chakyia “Hope” Thomas.

Despite challenges and obstacles throughout her life, Hope’s determination and perseverance exemplified her trust and confidence rooted in God’s promises, faithfulness, trustworthiness and the certainty of His wonderful plan for her life.

Hope confessed Christ at a young age and served faithfully at The First Union Springs Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed praising the Lord and giving him the glory.

Hope was educated in the Bullock County School System and was a graduate of the Bullock County High School Class of 2018.

Hope made a lasting impression on everyone she encountered. Her life filled with love, affection and kindness. Hope was a ray of sunshine, possessing a smile that would light up any room. She will forever be remembered for her unique way of expressing her feelings through her words and her signature finger gesture. Hope enjoyed listening to music and watching YouTube.

Hope was our gift from God but she belonged to him. On June 25, 2022, God in his infinite wisdom decided that his gift had served its purpose in his divine plan; therefore, he rewarded our gift with the gift of eternal life. Hope transitioned this life to rest in her Lord’s presence.

Hope was preceded in death by her great grandparents: John (Pearline) Harris, Rubennie Johnson, Willie Pearl Kendrick and her aunt, Tracy Thomas.

The love for Hope brought memories that will be cherished a lifetime by her: dedicated and loving mother and bonus father ,who reared her as his own, Charnear and Houston Stockdale Sr.; caring father, Derrick Thomas; brothers : Jaderion Thomas, Houston Stockdale Jr and Trevontae Calhoun; sisters : Cha’kayla Thomas, Tamira Perry, LaDerricka Thomas, Garrion Thomas and Annie Thomas; nephew: Chase Thomas;loving grandparents : Delois (Freddie ) Jones , Lee (Mary) Johnson , Mary H. Thomas , Willie (Nellie) Thomas, Marilyn Simon, Maxine Stockdale and Houston Stockdale; uncles : Dewayne (Mechaiah) Thomas, Kendrick (Camille) Stockdale, Nyrod (LaTonya) Hoyle, Jeremiah (Carmenlita) Hoyle, Joseph Hoyle Jr, Anthony (Tiffany) Hoyle, Cameron Johnson; aunts : Karen (Lemuel) Lovejoy , Telecia (Cornelius) Hardy and Brandy (Antionne) Stockdale and a host of loving family and friends.

The Staff of Carter Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with The Final Life Celebration Arrangements for the late Ms. Cha’Kyia Hope Thomas.

Send flowers to the service of Chakyia “Hope” Thomas



3:00 PM
First Union Springs Seventh Day Adventist Church
715 S Prairie St
Union Springs, AL

Perpetual Care Cemetery

Union Springs, AL 36089

2:00 PM
Bullock County High School Gymnasium
911 Sardis Road
Union Springs, AL 36089

Guest Book

"God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things has passed away." (Revelation 21:3,4)

- Elnora Webb

Hope you was a true blessing with a beautiful heart and soul you will truly be miss . Rest In Peace my Beautiful cousin❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️ Love You Lisa,Jasmine,Dominick,Steven Wilson The Wilson Familys ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

- Lisa Wilson

Our heartfelt condolences for the passing of your beloved daughter and granddaughter. She was so loved by those who knew her, and her infectious smile made her truly special. We will forever treasure her memory.

- Pastor Nathan & First Lady Tonjia Cook

RIP Baby Girl now you in peace

- Tia Edwards

The Coward family sends their most sincere condolences. We will keep the family in our prayers🙏🏾

- Monica Coward McSwain

God is in control to love her were to know her RIP hope €€ marie ££

- MarieV Jones

Thank you for your expression of confidence by selecting our services. May time bring you comfort and strength. Sincerely, The Staff and Management of Carter Funeral Home