Cleo Thornton, 96,of Campbellsville, Ky, departed this life on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 after a brief illness.
She was born July 19, 1923, in Adair County, Kentucky, to the late Erie and Minnie Tate Harden. She united in marriage to Tommy G. Thornton of Greensburg and from that union, three children were born. Mother Thornton was a homemaker, enjoyed baking, gardening, canning and sewing. She professed a hope in Christ at a very young age and served faithfully until she died. On Sundays you could find her praising the Lord in a song and dance. She served as Church Mother of the Eunice Church of God in Columbia, Ky. Mother Thornton kept a smile on her face and kept those around her laughing. She was affectionately known as Momma, Grandma, Granny, Mother Thornton and Miss Cleo!
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her husband, Tommy Thornton and siblings, Augusta and Erie James, Dellar Ann, Sallie Ann and Julia Mae.
She leaves to cherish her memory; her daughters Bertha Johnson and Patricia Johnson (Larry) of Campbellsville; her son Tommy Thornton, Jr. of Somerset; a son in law Marshall Johnson of Campbellsville; one brother Paul Davis Harden of Sandusky, Ohio; her granddaughters Pamela Meaux, Melisha Boyd(David, Jessica Hatcher (Jonas); five great grandchildren Michael-Anthony, Trevon, David Kyree, Kaiden and Aliyssia; an honorary daughter Patsy White of Columbia; along with a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Home Going Celebration was held Monday, October 7, 2019 at Eunice Church of God with Bishop Raymond Ross delivering the Eulogy.
Burial followed in Haven Hill Cemetery.
Casket Bearers: C.R. Payne, Mike Payne, Henry Payne, David Boyd, Michael-Anthony Wusttoux, Marshall Johnson.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.