BUFORD, GA - Janice Vail Thorne, a small, elegant woman with big dreams, is survived by her devoted husband of 37 years, Gamaliel of Buford, Ga.; one daughter, Katrina Pitts (Brad), Newport News, Va.; one son, Brandon Thorne, Fort Hood, Texas; and two grandsons, Bryce and Chase Pitts.
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She was born on Feb. 18, 1951, to William and Lillie Vail in New Bern, N.C. She is the fifth child of nine remaining siblings, namely William Vail Jr., New Bern, N.C., Barbara Kaigler, Burlington, N.C., Lillie Bell (Charles), Newark, N.J., Richard Vail, Clinton, Md., Saundra Bass, Hampton, Va., Seth Vail (Doreen), Baltimore, Md., Alton Vail (Annette), Duncanville, Texas, Michael Vail (Beverly), Norfolk, Va., and Pamela Vail, North Plainfield, N.J.; and a host of other family and friends.
A wake will be held at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home in Hampton, Va., from 5 to 7 p.m. today, May 2, 2012. The Hampton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta will be hosting an Omega Omega Service during the wake beginning at 6 p.m., all Deltas are welcome. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Hampton in Hampton, Va. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave. in Hampton, 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Apr. 30 to May 3, 2012