Joy T. Thornton, 60, of Richmond, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020. She was born on September 20, 1960 to Nancy M. Thornton and Wilson E. Thornton Sr. She was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas L. Thornton (Tommy) and Wilson E. Thornton Jr (Eddie). She is survived by her siblings, Gay T. Bryant and Timothy L. Thornton (Timmy); nephews, Matthew A. Thornton, Brian L. Thornton, and Christopher C. Thornton; grandniece, Jessica A. Thornton; and a large extended family whom she leaned on and cared for deeply. Joy was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School. After graduating, Joy pursued a career in nursing where she was often recognized and awarded for her work ethic and willingness to go above and beyond the call of her duties. Joy loved spending time with children and her two dogs, Star and Jessy. She could often be found gardening, working on her crafts, or soaking up the sun on the beach. Joy was a standing member of Branch”s Baptist Church. We will forever treasure her memory in our hearts and carry the lessons she taught us throughout our lives. The family wishes to thank her longtime caretaker, Regina Randall for her years of dedicated service and excellent care. Please join us in celebrating her life on Friday evening, January 15th, between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Services, 6500 Iron Bridge Road (Rte. 10). Memorial services will take place Saturday morning, January 16th at 11:00 am at Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA) whose mission is to provide support, education, and hope to all affected by the pain and disability of CRPS/RSD at https://rsds.org/.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA)
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