Richard Kevin Thomas, 57, of Statesville, N.C., was born in Iredell County on July 29, 1965, and was the son of the late Freddie Lee Williams and Shirley Ruth Thomas Little. He departed this life on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

He was a graduate of West Iredell High School and was self-employed as a truck driver for Lion’s Den Trucking. He was the pastor of Falling Walls Ministry and also attended Logan Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lanisha Ikard Bell; his grandfather, Roy Winford Williams; and his grandmother, Carrie Bell Ramsey.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life his daughter, Zoe Ke-von Imes-Thomas; a granddaughter, Cubyn Johnson; five brothers, Fredrick (Kim) Little, Daren (Shirley) Gaither, Mark (Diane) Thomas, Nelson Thomas, James Gibbs Jr., and Jeffery Little; six sisters, Brittany Tate, Pamela Sharp, Machelle Sharp, Donna Gibbs, Deborah Gibbs, and Wanda Gibbs; an aunt, Myrtle Thomas; an uncle, Gilbert Thomas; a special companion, Quanda Sharpe; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including special friends, Bishop Al Jamel Stephens, Terry Sharpe and Kenny.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel, Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Pastor Al Jamel Stephens will officiate. Members of the family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Thomas at

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Thomas Family.

4 thoughts on “Richard Kevin Thomas

  1. My Prayers go out to all KT’s loved ones. He was always such a great man and a gentleman. Truly sorry for the loss of him.

  2. So sorry to hear of KT’s passing. We enjoyed knowing him through Brett and Keith at West Iredell. He spent time at our house. He loved my pizza! We were having breakfast at a restaurant in Statesville when all of a sudden he was hugging and saying hello mama!
    Mickey and Dixie Harris

  3. We are shocked to hear about KT’s passing. So sad to hear the news of such a charismatic guy. A very exuberant personality. Mark, Maryna, and Bradley Hohner

  4. Melissa Diane Alexander says:

    I am so sorry to hear of KT’s passing. He was always smiling and had a kind word. Prayers for all of his loved ones and friends.

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