August 15, 1936 - July 19, 2020
Janie Sue Thornhill, 83, of Laurel was called home by her Lord and Savior on July 19, 2020. Janie was born on August 15, 1936 in Wesson, Mississippi. She was the first-born child of Woodrow and Helen Vinzant. Her happiest memories of childhood were helping raise her siblings Nolan, Polly and Lavanna. She married James Leslie Thornhill of September 11, 1954. Janie had a heart of service. You could see her love in every seam of the beautiful quilts she lovingly stitched for 20+ years. You could taste it in the hundreds of cakes she baked for Love in Action Ministries or the biscuits and gravy she would make fresh from scratch, anytime of day, if she thought you might be hungry. When you came during canning season, you’d find her love filling every jar that she worked so hard to make just so that she could pass them out to everyone who came to see her. Hopefully you loved blueberry jelly because you wouldn’t be leaving her home without a jar or two. Janie’s love will live on forever because she placed it in the heart of every child who came into her life and it will continue to grow for generations to come. She was welcomed to heaven by her parents, Woodrow and Helen Vinzant of Copiah County; her husband of 57 years James Leslie Thornhill; 2 grandchildren, Joanie Read and Heather Knight; and 1 great grandchild, Braiden West. Her legacy lives on through her six children and their spouses: Jim and Janet Thornhill, Mitchell and Barbara Thornhill, Lajuan Walker, Dennis and Clara Thornhill, Sue Holifield, and Scooter and Tena Thornhill; her 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Indian Springs Cemetery on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Chris Floyd will officiate. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
Janie Sue Thornhill, 83, of Laurel was called home by her Lord and Savior on July 19, 2020. Janie was born on August 15, 1936 in Wesson, Mississippi. She was the first-born child of Woodrow and Helen Vinzant. Her happiest memories of childhood... View Obituary & Service Information
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