Celebration of Life
Brother Tommy "TJ" Biddings was born to the late Tommie L. Hayden and Johnnie B. Biddings on May 12, 1938. He departed this life on May 6, 2019 just 6 days shy of his 81st birthday.
At an early age he joined and attended until his death, Ebenezer AME Church in Hilton, GA. He served on the church steward board and was a member of the Ebenezer church choir for many years.
Tommy attended and graduated from Washington High School (Blakely) as part of the Class of 1958.
Growing up in the "country" on the family property in Hilton, Tommy was very passionate about working the land, tending his cattle, and farming.
For many years Tommy worked and traveled the southeastern regions of GA, AL, FLA, the Carolinas, and Virginia with Benthall Machine Company. In 1978, he joined on as a maintenance mechanic at Great Southern Paper Mill (known today as Georgia Pacific) in Cedar Springs, GA where he worked for over 28 years until his retirement in 2006.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife Gloria Biddings; children Sandra Moore (Bruce), Darrick Biddings (Sharon), Rene Webb (Andre) all of Atlanta, GA and Jonathan Cole of Nashville, TN. Grandchildren Nykia Banks (Marvin), Brittany Moore, Keneshia Wilcher (Kevin), Andre Webb, Jr., Andrea Webb, Darion Biddings, and Ebeni Johnson all of Atlanta, GA. Two precious great grandchildren Kevin J. Wilcher, Jr. and Brielle R. Banks both of Atlanta, GA.
Sister-in-laws Lisa Baker (George) and Barbara Dinkins of Eufaula, AL; Brothers-in-law: Mack Williams (Tiffany), Dothan, AL, Roger Williams and Darry Williams of Tampa, FL.; and the Bussey siblings. Nadie Davis (Jessie), Aunts: Everlena Larkins (Ed); and Alberta Jones, all of Eufaula, AL, and Julia O’bryant of Hartford, CT.
He shared a special bond with brother-in-law Ricky Thomas; special friends Bobby Thornton and Al Harris; special "sisters in love" Willow Dean Wims; Corene Sanders and cousin Frederick Freeman.
TJ will also be fondly remembered by a host of additional sisters -in-law and brothers-in-law (McCoys & Williams), nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and sorrowing friends.
Whether you knew him as Tommy, TJ, Bubba, or Tom Joe ...he will be greatly missed by us all.