Mr. Thomas Nelson Bigelow was born on April 17, 1940 to the late Lacy Warren Bigelow and the late Mrs. Millie Jerrine Kimber Bigelow. After a period of extended illness, he gently departed this life on February 2, 2016 at the Alamance Regional Medical Center. He was the last surviving child of this union, being preceded in death by his brothers: Leon Bigelow and Kenneth Bigelow.
“Mule” as he was known by family and friends, was a 1960 graduate of Pleasant Grove Union High School. After his graduation he met and married the lovely Beatrice Gail Carter. Together the two built a home of love, laughter and good times and were additionally blessed with the birth of their children, Donta and Elaine. He was employed for many years with Burlington Industries as a Forklift Operator.
One of “Mule’s” greatest past times was to ride his motorcycle. He was a devoted member of the Newcomers Motorcycle Club for to many years to name. He and Bea loved to travel with the club to various states and many of their functions. “Mule” was a “tell it like it is” kind of guy. There was no given moment when you didn’t know where you stood with him. We shall miss his presence and his kind heart, however we know that he is resting and completely healed from all of his illnesses.
He is survived by his two children: Donta Bigelow (Adrianne) and Tara Elaine Bigelow; 4 grandchildren: Natassja Bigelow, Randia Evans, AnDante Bigelow and Alexus Jones; 2 great-grandchildren: Mekhi Bigelow and Jordyn Crawley; three sisters-in-law: Maggie Bigelow, Vila Mae Bigelow and Betty Shanks; aunt: Mildred A. Shaw & Doris Kimber; uncles: Henry Kimber (Dora) & Marvin Kimber (Evie) along with nieces, nephews other relatives and dear friends.
Mr. Thomas Bigelow’s funeral will be held on Sunday February 7, 2016 at 2:00pm at Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc. in Burlington, NC with burial at Green Level Christian Church.