My name is Brittney Thomas, and I am the sister of Reginald “Reggie” Thomas II. Reggie was a son, brother, partner, and friend, but of all the titles he carried, he was most proud to be a father. His children were his pride and joy. Reggie had a big heart and an even bigger smile. His charming and charismatic personality left a lasting impression on everyone he encountered. On April 28, 2021, Reggie’s life was tragically taken at the hands of a stranger who decided to rob and murder him. Our family structure is forever changed, and we feel the impact of his death in many ways. Our hearts are heavy with missing him daily. In addition to missing him physically, we feel his absence in every role he filled. Reggie was a protector and provider to his family, a helping hand to his parents, a joy to his friends, and a role model and favorite play partner to his sons. He always knew how to guide them in the right direction while still maintaining that playful spirit that fathers seem to balance so well. Reggie had a zest and love for life. He truly deserved to grow old.