Jonathan Matthew Thomas

January  9th, 1970 July  2nd, 2024
Centurion, Gauteng
Jonathan Matthew Thomas

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day...

Family Tributes

Jonathan was not just a brother but a guiding light in our lives. His wisdom was profound, and his knowledge spanned across many subjects, making him a source of enlightenment for everyone around him. But perhaps more than his wisdom, it was his voice that captivated so many.
As we say our goodbyes, I would like him to know that it is with my biggest gratitude that I have been blessed by his ginormous presence in my life. His legacy of love, kindness, and strength will continue to live on in each of us. Jonathan may no longer be with us in body, but his spirit, his songs and his love will forever remain in our hearts.
- Liz-Anne

How do I say Goodbye?! You have left us too soon. The thought of never seeing or hearing your voice again is devastating. Our family feels so incomplete without you and Papa. But I know you are in heaven rejoicing and singing with the old man.
I will cherish all the memories we've shared both good and bad. But the good memories I hold in a special place in my heart.
I dedicate my first original song to you my legendary brother, Jonathan Matthew Thomas.
- Philip

Jono, JT, J and Jonathan,
Time…just one more minute or just enough time to greet and say goodbye to you. I never thought that when I said goodbye to you at 7:20 pm on 2 July 2024 I would not be able to talk to you again and not be able to tell you thank you and that I love you. Losing you was so sudden, and I still am battling to find the best words to tell you how much you meant to me and how you always seemed to have a plan and a listening ear when I needed you and could not speak to anyone else.
 Till we meet again…If I could save time in a bottle, The first thing that I'd like to do, is to save every day until eternity passes away…if words could make wishes come true then I would wish you back here with us…
- Paul

Memory wall

Please share any photos, special memories you had with Jonathan, and any messages you'd like to share with the family here.

July 12, 2024
Johno/Uncle, I don’t know what to say. It’s not often that I am speechless but this hit me harder than I expected.

We’ve known each other for a good 40 years or so… you taught me ballroom dancing and we sang nearly every duet I ever sang together.

Tonight I watched Electric Dreams with my kids and remembered how you sang the theme song to me just because I loved the move and song so much, and nobody else knew it.

You were always good like that. Thanks for that.

You touched so many lives in ways you probably never realised.

May you rest in peace, knowing you did well, you made so many people happy, and you deserve to now enjoy your forever retirement.

God bless.

Nita Vorster
July 11, 2024
Jono, my friend. I'm devastated. I don't know where to start. You inspired me, and always got the best out of me. You would surprise me with new worship songs before the church service, and I would panic, and you would say "it's easy, you'll be fine". And I was. Because I had you. Everything was easy for you.
The way you navigated life, every obstacle, every challenge, it was easy for you because of your unwavering faith. You taught me so much. And you listened. Always. No-one had better advice than you. You cared so much. You had such compassion. Life will never be the same again, without you. I will miss you endlessly. I'm so very grateful for the time I had with you. May you rest in peace, without pain and discomfort, and may I have the privilege and honour to see you again, when the time comes. Lots of love, red

July 8, 2024
You were gone too soon Jonathan. And while I didn't see you often, there's not a time I can't recall when you weren't smiling, laughing and being a guiding light to those around you.
Always with a willing ear for any bit of chatter, or advice if we needed. Noone did better at Patricia the Stripper... or even Creep from Radio Head. I still think back on it and how you gave me goosebumps that day.

It was such a privilege to have known you for even the short while I did.
Heaven has gained another angel, one with a smile and voice to shame the rest of the choir.

Rest in the arms of our Lord now Jonathan.
It's not goodbye, only a short farewell 💗

Love Kristy
Kristen Lomas
July 8, 2024
Jona, you were always Peter Pan to me, forever dancing on the edge of magic and reality and music. Your presence was a spellbinding blend of wisdom and wonder, as if you knew secrets whispered by fairies in the moonlit glades. With every stride, you navigated life's labyrinth with a grace that left me in awe.

You were not just my brother, but a guiding star in a constellation of dreams. Your intellect was a treasure trove of knowledge, your mind a universe of stories yet untold. Like Peter Pan, you seemed to float above the mundane, always a step ahead, weaving tales of adventure and wisdom that captivated all who knew you.

To have had you as my Boet was a privilege beyond measure. You taught me that imagination knows no bounds and that the world is a tapestry of wonders waiting to be explored. Your insight and foresight were a compass guiding those you loved through the twists and turns of life, always showing them the next stone to step on with confidence and clarity.

As I write these words, I realize how lucky I am to have shared your surname and to be a part of your extraordinary journey. Like Peter Pan's eternal youth, your spirit remains timeless, forever lighting the way for those who dare to dream.

"All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust"
Mariëtte Thomas
July 8, 2024
I’m so grateful for everything you did for me, every song we got to sing together, every 3am on a Monday morning that we woke up to watch the new Game of Thrones episode, and every other moment in between. Thank you for being you.
Love you always ❤️
Rebecca Swanepoel


Please join us for a celebration of Jonathan's life. 
The memorial will be live-streamed for those who are not able to attend.
Shalom Christian Church,
179 Johann Avenue, Raslouw AH
Saturday, 13 July 2024 at 11:00
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