PULASKI COUNTY (WSLS 10) – The burial spot for Noah Thomas, the 5-year-old Pulaski County boy who died in March, is finally complete.
The marker was placed at its final resting place this week.
According to the Facebook page Noah Thomas our “Small Town Angel” they received a picture of the marker from Noah’s aunt and uncle.
The family posted this statement to their Facebook page:
“It is surreal to wake up one morning to realize the precious life of a 5-year-old boy is no more, It is a sadness that will never go away and at times is too much to bear. We as a family have had a lot on our shoulders these past several months but one thing remains the same. We are blessed beyond measure to live in the community that we do. Words cannot describe how thankful we are to you for all that you’ve done. While we are very private we felt it was only right to share with you a final tribute to our sweet boy. You all have helped make this possible. And while he may be gone from this life his memory will forever shine in our lives and heart forever.”
Noah’s body was found in a septic tank near the family’s home in Dublin on March 26. The medical examiner determined that the boy drowned and that hypothermia contributed to his death.
Noah’s mother, Ashley White, 31, is charged with felony child abuse and neglect.
White and 32-year-old Paul Thomas are accused of leaving their son and infant daughter home alone on March 22. Thomas also is charged with felony child abuse and neglect.
White’s jury trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 8 in Pulaski County Circuit Court.