Ahmad Mahdi
aka Sonny Thomas
 Author| Presenter| Facilitator

Ahmad Mahdi 

Ahmad Mahdi aka Sonny Thomas is honored and excited to help families protect their legacy. He is the author of  Return The Favor – Pre-Marital Manual,  A Living Legacy of Precious Memories, What I Want to Tell My Grandchildren, From Maleness to Manhood – A Survival Guide for Black Boys,  Child Support Relief Through Home Ownership, Empowering Self and Others, Come With Us to Senegal, Come With Us to Mexico, Vocab-u-listen (Level 1 & 2) – a vocabulary skill-building workbook, and Co-Author of Come With Us to Egypt and Come With Us to Puerto Rico.  


He was born in Tallahassee, Florida to Willie Mae Smith-Thomas-Rogers and Rochell Thomas Sr. He graduated from Florida A&M University with a B.A. in Sociology and was commissioned as a second lieutenant and went on to attain the rank of Captain in the U.S. Armed Forces. He has achieved the level of 3rd degree black belt in Matsubayashi-ryu Shorin-ru and is currently employed as executive director of Prince Hall Family Support Center and the Missouri Department of Social Services. Sonny has been married to Khadijah for 32 years, has six grown children and 14 grandchildren.

One of Sonny’s major interests at this point in his life is leaving a legacy that his children and grandchildren will be proud of and can build on. One of his proudest accomplishments has been establishing the Return the Favor Family Credit Union, a ‘Family Credit Union’ named after the family’s business: Return the Favor Home Care. Credit Union membership is comprised of his children and their family.


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