OBITUARY

Thomas Arthur Boorde

February 9, 1946January 22, 2019

Thomas Arthur Boorde, age 72, passed away at his home on Tuesday January 22, 2019.

He was born February 9, 1946, in Bethesda, Maryland to Oliver Gaines Boorde and Emma Gibson Boorde.

Thomas attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, graduating in August of 1968 with a degree in Psychology. After graduating college Thomas proudly served in the United States Navy from 1970 until 1974. In December of 1988, Thomas graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX with a Masters in Religious Education. Thomas attended Westchester Baptist Church and had been a member since April, 2010.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Oliver Hughes Boorde.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty-three years, Margene Shinpaugh Boorde.

A funeral service for Thomas will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Mills Home Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. Dr. Eric Peacock officiating. Interment to follow at God's Acre on the Mills Home Campus, Thomasville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Westchester Baptist Church PO Box 5188 High Point, NC 27262 or Friends of Good News Missions PO Box 973 Jamestown, NC 27282.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.SechrestFunerals.com for the Boorde family. Sechrest Funeral Service is honored to serve the Boorde family.

  • FAMILY

  • Oliver Gaines and Emma Gibson Boorde, Parents
  • Oliver Hughes Boorde, Brother
  • Margene Shinpaugh Boorde, Wife
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Henry Cook
  • Don Evans
  • Kevin Evans
  • Paul Sharpstene
  • Charles Swaim
  • Scott Tims
  • Rocky Wright

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, January 26, 2019
REMEMBERING

Thomas Arthur Boorde

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CHARLES & DIANE ROSE

January 30, 2019

THOMAS WAS A WONDEFUL PERSON & SO KIND & HELPFUL TO US BOTH! WE ARE SO SHOCKED TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING! HE IS ONE WHO DEFINITELY MADE THE WORLD A MUCH BETTER PLACE! ALWAYS HAPPY, PLEASANT & SMILING! OUR SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY! SUCH A GREAT LOSS TO EVERYONE WHO KNEW HIM!

Minerva Ishag-Ross

January 27, 2019

I wish I had the right words but know I care. Thomas was more than a colleague, he was someone that cared giving advice with a big heart. I have known Thomas for 5 years, he welcomed me with that big heart and open arms. He is a great loss, I will miss him, but he will always be in my mind and heart. My heart, prayers and thoughts go to his family

GLENDA TEETER

January 24, 2019

Harold and I have been blessed to know Tom and Margene through our Sunday School class at WBC. One word that I think of that describes Tom is passionate. He was passionate in his love for the Lord, his compassion for the lost, his love and care of Margene, his many responsibilities at our church, his dedication to his job at Belk's, and in his value of his church friends he called family. We express our love, prayers, and concern for Margene as she adjusts to a new phase in her life.

Michael Strickland

January 24, 2019

First I would like to say thank you to all those who have sent such kind words about Uncle Tommy. I'm sure they have been a great comfort to Aunt Margene.
Thank you to all those who are now and will, comfort her in the days to come.

Sitting in my prayer closet thinking about Tom I noticed a book he sent me in 2005, four years before I got involved in house church ministry entitled "The Man God Uses". (Amazing how God works). The book list a number of -"qualities of good character". Holiness, A pure heart, A contrite heart, Fear of God, Faithfulness, Obedience, Seeks and loves God, Servant of the Lord. Tom exemplified all these characters and the LORD used him in a mighty way, both hear in the U.S. and in Brazil.

I will cherish our times of fellowship, our times of communication, and our times of prayer. If I could say anything of any value about Uncle Tommy, let me say this. He is loved, he will be missed, but more importantly, he will be remembered as a man that God used!



Shannon Strickland

January 23, 2019

Words could never express how much my Uncle Tommy's love and support for my husband and I has meant. His and Aunt Margene 's love and service for our Lord Jesus has always been such an inspiration to us. We will truly miss him but know one day we will see him again in heaven. I know because of his witnessing that many people were able to hear the gospel and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus. Thank you Uncle Tommy.

Amy Russell

January 23, 2019

Tom was my only uncle. Aside from his love for jokes and food, the thing that most stands out in my memory of him is his love for Jesus. It seemed like he was always up before anyone else, reading and studying the Bible. He was always telling others about Jesus, whether it was waitresses at a restaurant or people at work.

Janita Soares

January 23, 2019

Tom was a remarkable man who loved the Lord. He always had a kind word and always let me know that he and his wife Margene kept my family in their prayers. He was a devoted man to the word and to his wife. He will be missed.

luiz vieira

January 23, 2019

I met Thomas in Brasil and he impressed me with his commitment in sharing the word of God with the brasilians. Thanks God for having chosen him to help many souls come to know God.

Jill Harwood

January 23, 2019

Tom was a dear man. He loved the Lord and always praying for others.
He shared his testimony and talked about God all the time. He loved to go
to Brazil to witness to the people there. We were blessed to have at our church.
Please pray for Margene as she goes through the next few days . We love them
both and will always remember him as a dedicated Christian man.

Laquita Alford

January 23, 2019

Thomas and I worked in the Men's Dept together for about 2 yrs. He was a nice and calm spoken man. He would always be remembered by his passion and LOVE FOR GOD, he had within himself and he would always speak life in dead situations and tell many stories about the bible. He had a way with words, He would say, Laquita I enjoy working with you! He knew how to get a smile upon my face and I would just laugh out loud and move on!
Last Sat, he came by the fragrance dept and I said hello... do you need any smell good today and he said no dear I'm good! I never thought that would be our last convo.
To the Family, God gained an Angel in Heaven.
Sincerely, Laquita

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Biography

Thomas Arthur Boorde, age 72, passed away at his home on Tuesday January 22, 2019.

He was born February 9, 1946, in Bethesda, Maryland to Oliver Gaines Boorde and Emma Gibson Boorde.

Thomas attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, graduating in August of 1968 with a degree in Psychology. After graduating college Thomas proudly served in the United States Navy from 1970 until 1974. In December of 1988, Thomas graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX with a Masters in Religious Education. Thomas attended Westchester Baptist Church and had been a member since April, 2010.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Oliver Hughes Boorde.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty-three years, Margene Shinpaugh Boorde.

A funeral service for Thomas will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Mills Home Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. Dr. Eric Peacock officiating. Interment to follow at God's Acre on the Mills Home Campus, Thomasville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Westchester Baptist Church PO Box 5188 High Point, NC 27262 or Friends of Good News Missions PO Box 973 Jamestown, NC 27282.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.SechrestFunerals.com for the Boorde family. Sechrest Funeral Service is honored to serve the Boorde family.