Alrick Thomas, 54, of Frederick Gade, VI, Passed Away April 26
VI Source Network
On April 26th, our beloved husband, father, brother and friend passed away peacefully with his family by his side.
This weekend’s carnival festivities in St Thomas were marred by a fatal shooting – the 15th this year on the island.
Alrick Thomas has amassed an extensive resume as an award-winning writer and director, particularly on television. He has worked on ABC’s Final Witness and ESPN’s short doc series Spike Lee’s Lil’ Joint for television projects including ABC. Furthermore, Alrick taught undergraduate classes on African American image in cinema at Rutgers University and Goddard College, in addition to addressing social, political, and economic issues through film medium.
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Achievement and Honors
Alrick Thomas was an outstanding student with an impressive academic resume of honors and distinction, including being honored with College Board AP Scholar with Distinction status, two-year National Honor Society membership and permanent membership of St. Thomas Club (an honor granted to scholars with seven consecutive 4.0 GPA semesters), excelling in Advanced Journalism, Dual Credit Philosophy courses as well as Texas State and Local Government classes.
He served as lead morning news anchor of Eagle Broadcasting Network, was an Eagle Ambassador, and competed on two varsity athletic teams–soccer and track and field–making an illustrious career of superlative achievements and wise discovery, which contrasted sharply with 2021 valedictorian Patrick Pham’s jaw-dropping display of prodigious talents.
Thomas leaves behind his parents, grandparents and aunts Kareen Battiste-Duran, Hope Griffin (Theo), Shirley Sewer and Etoile Moorehead; as well as uncles Keith Battiste and Calvin George.
On Norre Gade near Frederick Lutheran Church during Carnival festivities on Saturday night, a 54-year-old DPW employee was shot and killed on Norre Gade near Norre Gade near Norre Gade near Frederick Lutheran Church at 8:37 pm during Adults’ Parade festivities – marking this as the 15th homicide this year on USVI soil.
Alrick Thomas leaves behind five children – Ashlee Fields, Zaire Thomas, Ginger Thomas Petway and Chantel Thomas; sisters: Asihere Battiste, Hope Griffin (Theo), Shirley Sewer and Etoile Moorehead as well as aunts Kareen Battiste-Duran Myrna George and Emilie Ramdhanie – as well as wife Crystal, Nicholas Childs-Thomas, his St Croix Source membership since 1999 and family and fans who will miss him deeply.
Alan Thomas reportedly estimated his net worth at over $1.24 Million as of January 22, 2021. He holds at least 26,016 units of Core-Mark Hldg Co Inc stock which have an estimated market value of more than $288,280 and has made at least five trades of CORE stock during this year.
Source Staff – May 2, 2023
The Virgin Islands Police Department is conducting an investigation into Alrick Thomas’ shooting death near Frederick Lutheran Church on Norre Gade on April 29. Dion Johnson, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder. Thomas, 54, was the father of four children. He is survived by his wife Crystal George-Thomas; brothers Troy Bryan, Andre Bryan and Michael Bryan as well as sisters Kareen Battiste-Duran Hope Griffin Shirley Sewer Etoile Moorehead as well as numerous nieces and nephews and nieces and nephews.