Leroy T. “Tommy” Isom, 69, of Providence, RI passed away peacefully, at home, on June 7, 2018. He was the son of the late Jack Soares and Ostina (Isom) Soares. He is survived by his five children; Ostina McLaurin of Woonsocket, RI, Jason Quinn and Jacqui Dias (John) both of Pawtucket, RI, Tremayne Isom (Dana) and Jasmine Isom both of Greenwood, SC, and his stepdaughter Vanessa Butts of Monticello, GA. He was predeceased by his stepdaughter the late Shanda Smith.
He was the brother of Stephen Isom of Lithonia, GA, Deartra Soares of Providence, RI and Austin Soares (Denise) of Hartford, CT.
He also leaves behind his aunt Lorethe Johnson of Providence, RI, 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and dear friends.
Tommy was born and raised in Providence, attended Providence schools, and was a lifelong member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he was baptized. He was a talented self-taught pianist. He loved music and singing for the Lord. Tommy once said “Life without music just doesn’t make sense.” Tommy served as choir director at multiple area churches including, of course, Ebenezer. One of the proudest moments of his life was when in 1996 he rendered a private performance for Pope John Paul II in Rome. Tommy also enjoyed spending time and cooking for family and friends.
Tommy was selfless and spent his days serving others. He volunteered regularly at the St. Martin De Porres Senior Center in Providence. He was a devoted son who spent countless days taking special care of his mother until her passing. Tommy leaves us rich in memories and laughter.
A service will be held at, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 475 Cranston Street, Providence, RI 02907, on June 15th at 10:00 am.
Flowers may be sent to Bell Funeral Home, 571 Broad Street, Providence, RI on Thursday, June 14, 2018, after 2 pm
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