Our beloved father Shamasha (Deacon) Ameer Thomas was born in Tel Kaif on Sept 8, 1941 and entered into eternal life on July 27, 2017. Shamasha Ameer was a dedicated husband of 47 years to Angel and father of 3- Randy (Christina Kasmikha) Renee and Ronny and grandfather to John Paul.
He is also survived by his siblings- Elia (Beloved Bernadette), Kamal (Linda), Gorgis, Jamila Haddoo, Beloved Zarifa Pattah, Helen Bakou, Amira Kanouna, and Beloved Oraha(Nadeema) and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was ordained a Shamasha by Bishop Ibrahim on March 9, 2008 and dedicated his life to serving God and the Mother of God Parish after serving and volunteering at the Mar Addai Parish for many years. He was also given the role of caretaker of Mother of God which he did with such pride and humility.
He was a humble man with a heart of gold who was devoted to his family, friends, church and community. He taught us to love as Jesus did and showed us by his examples. He was an inspiration to so many, especially those serving the church. He was a true soldier of Christ.
Shamasha Ameer loved to joke and laugh and was described as an angel and was loved by everyone who knew him. He always had a smile on his face. Now he is our guardian angel guiding us as he did on earth and resting in eternal peace.
You are in our hearts forever our beautiful father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and servant of God. Until we meet again.
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” John 11:25