Music 19

Montel Thomas

November 27, 1981 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 40)


Celebrating the life of Montel Thomas his service has been set for the following:

Friday - 1/21/2022

Location: The Rebirth Church

Address: 142 Dewitt Avenue Asbury, NJ 07712

Viewing: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Funeral: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interment: Ocean County Memorial Park

Officiant: Pastor Ebony Rivera

Repast: Walter J. Conley Freehold Elks 91 Throckmorton Street Freehold, NJ 07728

Entrusted to Donato Askew Memorial Home

Montel Gerard Von’che Thomas was born on November 27, 1981, in Lakewood, NJ to Anthony Bagwell and Paulette Thomas Daniels. He departed this life unexpectedly on January 8, 2022. 

Montel attended the Lakewood public school system and graduated from Lakewood High School in 2000.  Montel was a proud Piner and a proud member of the class of 2000. He was well known for his athleticism because he was a three-sport athlete. Montel excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. After high school, he continued his education at Delaware State University. Montel explored different professional opportunities, until he found a company that he loved to work for. He was a dedicated employee of Dover Vinyl in Toms River, NJ. Montel loved life to the fullest and was always the life of the party (when he finally got there lol). His smile and laughter were infectious. Montel was playful, silly, and loving.  His beautiful personality and BIG heart were magnetic. Everybody loved Montel. He made many friends throughout the years, some he even considered to be family. His love for his family and friends were unmatched. He will truly be missed. 

He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother Bessie Thomas, maternal grandfather James Snelling, paternal grandmother Patricia Bagwell, paternal grandfather George Bagwell, brother Rondell (Chico) Proctor, and nephew Johntel Thomas. Aunts/Uncle Emma Muse, Lorraine Snelling, Fredrick Snelling, Timothy Snelling, and John Snelling.

Montel leaves to cherish his beautiful memory, mother Paulette Thomas Daniels (John) of Toms River, NJ, father Anthony Bagwell (Sandy) of Toms River, NJ; four children, Telaya Thomas of Jackson, NJ, Yahsir Thomas of Clarksville, TN, Nazier Sassafras of Toms River, NJ, and Amari Thomas of Jackson, NJ. Amaire Milligan his son from Brick, NJ He also leaves behind to mourn three sisters, Letitia Thomas of Baltimore, MD, Shantel Bagwell of New Brunswick, NJ, and Shaliya Bagwell of Harrison, NJ; two brothers, Bernard (Poncho) Proctor of Toms River, NJ, and Anthony (AJ) Bagwell Jr. of Franklin, NJ; a special loved one, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 





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January 21, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Rebirth Church
142 Dewitt Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Funeral Service
January 21, 2022

12:00 PM
The Rebirth Church
142 Dewitt Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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