Mervyn Thomas has dedicated 38 years of service with Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), championing justice for persecuted people around the globe. Gavin Matthews interviewed Mervyn for Solas Magazine regarding CSW, religious liberty and their work with UN.
He is survived by his children, grandchildren and step-children; as well as by his brothers and sister as well as a large number of loving nieces and nephews.
Early Life and Education
Bishop Thomas serves as Presiding Bishop for the second Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Chairperson for Lay Ministry within their denomination. Additionally, he sits on the boards for Lane College, Phillips School of Theology and Interdenominational Theological Center.
He is a lifetime member of the NAACP and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, as well as founding board member of the National Black Family Summit.
Raq’s drug organization relies heavily on his strong body. When his opinions about how things should run are met with resistance by his more intelligent younger siblings, Jukebox finds it hard to connect with him due to his quick temper and aggressive personality.
Marvin was the older brother of Lou-Lou and Raq and provided much of their criminal organization with its muscle. A hothead, Marvin would frequently start fights between himself and Raq or Lou-Lou but his ideas were often rejected by their smarter, shrewder younger siblings. Additionally, Marvin helped raise their daughter Jukebox when both sets of parents started abusing drugs and became neglectful parents.
Kansas State University conferred him with both his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Master’s in Comparative Medicine degrees; at NIH he completed his Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency residency. As a member of Group Process Institute he trained directly under figures such as Fritz Perls and Leon Fine.
He’s also a highly acclaimed US Army veteran and is well known as an esteemed psychologist, psychotherapist, group process trainer, and community organizer. Currently living in Seattle with his wife and family.
Achievement and Honors
Mervin Merwin won an IRAA Award for the track ‘Mer’ which was produced and released by Alok Merwin and released in 2016. IRAA Awards is among India’s premier music awards and is known as one of its main contenders. Additionally, Benny Dayal frequently calls him as his keyboardist in Funktuation band.
He currently holds the title of Sergeant Major for Infantry Training Battalion School of Infantry West on MCRD Camp Pendleton, California. Additionally, Thomas served as Supply Quality Assurance NCO and Chief Martial Arts Instructor with Blount Island Command.
He has made appearances on FX show Louie as himself and on Starz original series Power Book III: Raising Kanan as London Brown who portrays him. London plays Lou-Lou and Raq’s older brother as well as being Jukebox’s father and Kanan’s uncle.
Mervin Thomas passed away peacefully at home at age 52 surrounded by his mother, siblings and close friends. Known for his bubbly personality and constant laughter he will be dearly missed by many.
He is Raq and Lou-Lou’s oldest sibling and father to Jukebox; as Kanan’s uncle. As the strength behind their drug business, he often asserts his opinions as to how things should run; these tend to be disregarded by his more intelligent siblings.
He is also a member of the Church of Christ in the Apostolic Faith and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, serving as Pastor at Walls Memorial CME church in Chicago while having previously held positions such as Presiding Elder at various congregations across Alabama and Tennessee.
Thomas is an active philanthropist who supports various charitable and worthy causes, while being involved with film, theater and television productions as an actress in film, theatre and television productions. Her illustrious career has earned her much wealth and praise throughout her life.
Hearns was an all-time great boxer with an impeccable 32-0 record – earning the distinction as “The Hitman”. His performance earned him recognition as one of the great welterweight fighters ever.
She prefers not to discuss details of her personal and romantic lives publicly, yet still shares photos with her children via social media. On numerous occasions she was seen out with her husband; it appears they’re very happy together living in California in a luxurious house where they share two children together and having been married over 30 years now!