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Senior Warden Bro. William Thomas

William Joseph Thomas was born March 22 1979 to Jo Dobbs Thomas and Jimmy Marvin Thomas in Atlanta, Georgia. William grew up in the Christian Schools as he attended Mount Carmel Christian Academy and Forest Park Christian Academy. William then transferred over to Atherton Elementary to begin his career in Theatre. He Graduated from Avondale High School with a focus in Set Design and Music. William attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. After returning home, William began his journey of community service.

William was Initiated into Louis Styles Lodge #163, International Free and Accepted Modern Masons in July of 1999 with the assistance of Brother Everette Schoates. This began the lineage of THE Derwin Brown Lodge. After the tragic slaying of Derwin Brown in December of 2000, he became a Founder along with Casey Thomas, Everette Schoates, Lawrence Smalls, Phillip Terry, Jerome Edwards, and Shellie Latimere of THE Derwin Brown Lodge Under the General Grand Masonic Congress. In 2004 William was elected Worshipful Master of the lodge. He served for his 2 years. William excelled through the York Rite bodies of Masonry obtaining the Positions of Grand King in the H.R.A. and Grand Standard Bearer in the Comandery. William was Honored to be elected to the position of Grand Worthy Patron under the Grand Chapter of Most Worshipful Lazarus Grand Lodge. William later obtained the degree of a Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret in the Consistory. In 2009, assisting Brother Casey Thomas, William reached out to the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Jurisdiction of Georgia for more LIGHT in Masonry. On October 2nd, with the assistance of Worshipful Master Jermaine Green of True Level # 595 and the direction of District Deputy Grand Master Charles Truitt, THE Derwin Brown Masonic Lodge was Healed into the open and welcome arms of Prince Hall Masonry.


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The Derwin Brown Lodge of Decatur

330 Auburn Avenue Atlanta, GA

Phone 404.558.9851

Fax 720.247.5760

eMail: thederwinbrownlodge@live.com