November 28, 1982 – November 29, 2023
Thao Minh Phan, “Thomas”, 41, of Carthage, NC passed peacefully on November 29, 2023.
Thomas was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many.
Thomas was born on November 28, 1982, in Da Nang, Vietnam to Chuy Nguyen and Chau Phan and was the youngest of three siblings.
Thomas immigrated to the United States in 1992 to Rochester, NY. As a teenager, he met the love of his life, “Teri”. After a brief period of dating, they parted ways only to reunite 12 years later, both realizing their undeniable destiny to be together. They were happily married for nearly 13 years with three young children, Aaron, Alan, Avari Phan. Thomas and Teri moved to North Carolina 9 years ago and opened Polished Nails and Facial Salon in West End.
Thomas embraced a humble life and found fulfillment and contentment through unwavering dedication to hard work and treasured moments spent with his family. His deep-rooted faith held immense significance, evident in his newfound nightly routine of reading the Bible to his children and Mother-in-law, complemented by weekly video-chat Bible studies with his father every Sunday. Thomas was a member of New Covenant Fellowship Church in Carthage, NC.
Thomas enjoyed running, early morning workout sessions at the gym, and actively engaging in marathons, where his family cheered him on with love and encouragement.
Thomas will forever be cherished and remembered for his remarkable kindness, a quality that touched the lives of countless individuals in ways beyond measure. The simple yet profound way he made others feel will endure as a testament to his extraordinary character. His absence leaves a profound void, and he will be deeply missed by all fortunate enough to have known him.
Arrangements entrusted to Elite Funeral Services.