Jo Ann Thornhill, 81, passed away Tuesday morning, April 14, 2020 at Indywood Glen Personal Care Home in Greenwood. Jo Ann was born in Laurel, Mississippi to Louis and Grace Craven on September 8, 1938. She graduated from Laurel High School and received her RN Degree in Nursing from Mississippi Delta Community College. She worked for many years for Greenwood Leflore Hospital and later retired from Sta-home Health and Hospice. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Jo Ann loved visiting with her grandchildren and was always close with each of them. Jo Ann was a loving mother and grandmother, a devoted wife, and a friend to her community. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones. She lived a full life with countless happy memories that will remain in the hearts of her family forever.
Jo Ann married James A. Thornhill on July 4, 1957 in Laurel. He predeceased her on June 20, 2014. They were married for 57 years. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Louis and George Craven.
She is survived by three sons; Terry Thornhill (Lady) of Grenada, Mike Thornhill (Kim) of Hernando, Bryan Thornhill (Kathie) of Greenwood, a sister; LoLaine Lewis (Sam) of Gilbertown, AL, five grandchildren; Nicholas Thornhill of Oxford, Blake Thornhill of Oxford, Meghan Thornhill of Hernando, Alden Thornhill of Mandeville, LA Gardner Thornhill of Greenwood, on great grandchild; Sailor James Thornhill of Oxford and a special nephew; Felip Colon of Carrollton.
A private family graveside service will be on Tuesday, April 21 at Evergreen cemetery in North Carrollton with Rev. John Shackelford officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
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