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Joy Thornton

Joy Thornton

Sep 20, 1960 - Dec 29, 2020
North Chesterfield, Virginia

Joy Thornton

Sep 20, 1960 - Dec 29, 2020
North Chesterfield, Virginia

Obituary

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/.

Visitation

  • Date & Time: January 15, 2021 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Location: 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. N. Chesterfield, VA 23234
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: January 16, 2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Next Service: Process to Dale Memorial Park for Graveside Service
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Location: 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. N. Chesterfield, VA 23234
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: January 16, 2021 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Dale Memorial Park
  • Location: 10201 Newbys Bridge Road Chesterfield, VA 23832
  • Phone Number: (804) 905-8637

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA)

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8 responses to Joy Thornton

  1. I will miss you forever! When you left you took a piece of my heart! You where my best friend and I thank you for sharing part of your life with me. Many prayers go out to your family! Rest easy my friend! No more pain!

  2. Donna Cole says:

    There is so much about you that was unsaid. I know you as a deeply caring and giving person. Your heart was overflowing with love for those dear to you. I have been blessed to be your friend. I will miss you so much, Joy. Be at peace my dear, dear friend. Enjoy the rainbows from heaven. AFA, Donna Cole

  3. Talked with you on Christmas. Then the 29th came and I read the Lord came and took you to Heaven. He needed another Angel. Joy thankyou for being a dear friend to me..always had a way to lift me up. I will NEVER forget you. May your spirit come visit from time to time until we meet again! Love you!

  4. I became your home health aide back in 2010 and over these years we became great friends. I could talk to you about anything and you would listen without judgment. I’m gonna miss you Joy. I will always remember our times together. God Bless You! Love you!!

  5. You left this world way too soon. When I first arrived at Branch’s Sunday School class you patted the seat next to you. At that point we were bound together, forever. I loved you and learned from you. I am happy that you are no longer in pain but I want you here with me! My heartfelt sympathy is with your family and friends. All of God’s Blessings to you and yours.
    Debbie

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