Jeffery Thomas passed on on Saturday, June 22, 2007 after collapsing while playing basketball.
He worked for the Lakeland Parks Department in the recreational program and maintaining and improving the City parks.
When I first interviewed him, he mentioned his goal of becoming a Coach.As part of the Lakeland Parks Department he was a Coach as well as a Referee for the Lakeland Recreation program.
Jeffery was talented and dedicated to improving the recreational program for Lakeland residents and especially enjoyed working in the recreational activities. I observed him over the time he worked for the City and noted his dedication and hard work, and, most of all, his pride in doing an excellent job.
The City Staff and children and parents who participated in the Lakeland Recreation Program will miss Jeffery.